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Nexus and Tyne and Wear Metro - Benefits and rewards

At Nexus our employees are key to the service we provide to the people of Tyne and Wear.

Hard work and dedication should always be rewarded, and all employees are entitled to these core benefits:

Free travel - free employee travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro, the Shields Ferry and local bus services throughout Tyne and Wear.

Nexus Learning Centre – our bespoke facility delivers a wide range of training, learning and development opportunities for employees. It includes a train track, a mock station lobby, a computerised Metro driver training simulator as well as classrooms and computer suites.

Annual leave - generous annual leave entitlement in addition to paid public holidays.

Pension Scheme - we offer membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), with your own contributions topped up with those from Nexus. This is a secure pension with the flexibility to pay more or less contributions. For further information go to https://lgpsmember.org/toj/thinking-joining-key.php

Sick Pay Scheme - our generous occupational sick pay scheme offers up to 26 weeks at full pay, with a further 26 weeks at half pay, depending on how long you have been with us.

Wellbeing for staff - our Occupational Health Service offers a range of wellbeing initiatives for staff, including health checks and confidential advice on any health-related issue. You can access our Employee Assistance Programme which includes a health portal and access to confidential support 24/7 and a Health Cash Plan which is paid for directly from your salary.

Nexus Wellbeing Programme – we aim to promote a happy and healthy workforce by raising awareness, educating and signposting staff to services and programmes available to them. We also have trained Mental Health First Aiders to support colleagues. Flexible working – we’re proud to have various policies in place to support flexible working and help you achieve a healthy work-life balance, including a home working policy.

Rewards - our Staff Awards scheme celebrates the achievements of staff throughout the year.
High street discounts - our online site offers discounts and cash back for many UK retailers, travel, dining out, leisure activities, sports nutrition and more, plus a cycle to work scheme all year round.
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Nexus and Tyne and Wear Metro
St James Boulevard
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 4AX