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Working at Frettens

Frettens' Benefits

At Frettens Solicitors, we endeavour to invest in our employees and offer a place to work which is supportive, fulfilling and enjoyable.

Facilities

  • The firm invests substantially in IT and offers systems and training which sets us apart from our competition
  • All staff use the latest available versions of Microsoft Windows and Office
  • All staff have the choice between two screen monitors or a wide screen monitor
  • Phone headsets are available to those who prefer them
  • The office has three kitchens where tea, coffee and squash are free and boiling water and chilled, filtered water is available on tap
  • Fruit is freely available in each kitchen
  • We have an interactive company intranet which all staff are encouraged to utilise.

Medical

  • Private healthcare policy available to all staff
  • Health cash plan available to all staff, enabling refunds on bills for optical, dental, chiropody, chiropractic, physio etc
  • Life insurance for all staff paying out four times your annual salary
  • Annual paid sick allowance.

Work life balance

Approximately 40% of our staff work non-standard hours – we understand that it is important for employees to have flexibility in their working hours and the ability to fit their work and personal lives together.

  • Flexitime is available to the majority of staff from their very first day (exceptions are in areas like reception where alternative flexibility is available)
  • Soft start time – start up to 15 minutes late and finish accordingly late on the same day – available any day and not pre-agreed (to account for traffic / delays etc)
  • Starting annual leave of 20 days / 25 days / 30 days dependant on role
  • Long service annual leave entitlement increases (after 5 years, an extra day per year, after 12 years an additional two days per year, additional bonus week holiday for working 10 years)
  • Additional annual leave day for your birthday, when your birthday falls on a weekday.

Social and communication

  • Monthly firmwide meeting to communicate news
  • Monthly prizes for referrals to other teams
  • Quarterly prizes for the most referrals
  • Quarterly special recognition award and prize, nominated by colleagues
  • Annual staff Christmas party, where meal and drinks are paid for by the firm
  • Annual staff and family BBQ where food and drinks are paid for by the firm
  • Annual independent anonymous staff survey, the results of which are shared with all staff  
  • Monthly drinks allowance for get together after work
  • Ad hoc social events such as bowling, quizzes etc which are often subsidised by the firm.

Additional benefits

  • Free or subsidised parking available to all
  • Enhanced maternity pay for qualifying staff
  • Christmas bonus for support staff
  • Performance related bonus for qualifying staff
  • Recruitment incentive of £1,000 or £500
  • Support for professional training – including some funding and time off for study where applicable
  • Mobile phones for qualifying staff
  • Discounted legal fees

If you would like to apply for a position at Frettens and join our team, please visit our vacancies page and / or apply in writing to Catharine Snow, our Operations Manager.

 

Get in touch with our solicitors today

We offer a free initial appointment to all new clients. To get in touch with our expert solicitors in Christchurch and Ringwood, simply call 01202 499255 or visit our get in touch page.

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