New benefits boost for Stagecoach UK Bus staff

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Stagecoach’s 24,000 employees now have access to 24/7 online and telephone support as part of the new package

Stagecoach has launched a new benefits programme for employees in its UK Bus division.

The programme of benefits was produced in partnership with Personal Group, an employee benefits expert. Stagecoach’s 24,000 UK bus employees will receive access to a bespoke online portal, as well as a benefit book, offering thousands of retail discounts across numerous well known high street shops.

The offers can be easily taken up online, via SMS, reloadable cards, cashback or vouchers and provide a range of money-saving opportunities including discounts on holidays and retail, cinema outings, dental insurance, vehicle breakdown cover and hotels and attractions.

Through the new package, Stagecoach’s UK Bus staff will also benefit from an Employee Assistance Programme, which provides support to promote the wellbeing of staff. This offers access to a confidential service available 24 hours a day, providing specialist guidance and assistance on a range of personal and work-related issues, from dealing with stress and anxiety to managing financial, marital or legal issues. Face-toface counselling sessions are also offered, alongside telephone and online support.

Stagecoach and Personal Group will be working closely to communicate the benefits to the diverse workforce under which Personal Group will visit every Stagecoach Bus depot in the UK in order to present and explain the benefits available to as many employees as possible.

Stagecoach UK Bus MD Robert Montgomery said: “Our staff are the key to everything we do and the success of our business is down to the hard work of our employees at every level across the UK. “We are fortunate to have a committed and professional workforce. We hope this programme of benefits will be of use to them as well as demonstrating that we value their contribution in helping to deliver greener, smarter bus services to millions of people every day.”

Mark Scanlon, CEO of Personal Group, commented: “We are excited to offer Stagecoach staff access to a wide range of discount purchase arrangements as well as the Employee Assistance Programme to support health and wellbeing. The programme underlines Stagecoach’s commitment to its employees, and it is encouraging to see another high profile employer taking steps to support its staff in a more holistic way.”