Why join us?
We believe that recruiting great people and providing an amazing culture enabling innovation is the key to achieving sustained success. We also believe in celebrating the diversity of our people and recognise that everyone has different needs. So we do our absolute best to create the perfect environment for everyone to flourish by focusing on 25 fantastic reasons to join Forward:
Forward strives to create a workplace where every colleague is someone you respect and can learn from, 10x better than the average, a true rock star... And once we have the right people on board we get out of the way to give you the freedom to experiment and innovate.
Our basic salaries are competitive and reviewed annually, but we offer so much more than that.
Want a share in our success? Fair enough, you're part of it. And you will, with some fantastic performance-related incentives.
We want everyone to have a vested interest in our long-term growth, so we offer share options to all full-time employees.
Our packages include a contributory pension scheme and a variety of amazing options including health insurance, child care support and a cycle to work scheme. Everyone's needs are different and so their benefits need to be the same.
Food & drink
We take your health and happiness seriously, and that starts with providing a quality breakfast and lunch for everyone, plenty of fruit and snacks throughout the day and help winding down for the weekend with drinks at 5pm on Friday.
All for free, naturally.
Clearly every self-regarding office needs a PS3, Wii, X-Box Kinect, foosball table, pool table and two massage chairs.
We built a sound-proof room to satisfy the essential urge to jam, (and occasionally do the odd radio interview). Not only that, if you have the burning desire to learn to play we offer tuition sessions with expert rock stars. Rock on!
We have a fantastic social area with amphitheatre used for presentations, mini-conferences and the occasional party...
Everyone gets top spec including swish Aeron chairs, state-of-the-art gadgets and nice big monitors. You're the best so you deserve the best.
We're all stress-rich and time-poor. Believe us, nothing beats an exhilarating massage to relieve fatigue and boost energy levels. You can look forward to yours at our weekly sessions.
Yoga & Pilates
Our weekly yoga and Pilates classes help keep us nice and bendy and relaxed. 9 out of 10 Forwardians can touch their toes (yes without bending their knees), allegedly.
Giving up smoking is a serious test of willpower. But we'll help you through it. Not just with an encouraging pat on the back (C'mon, you can do it, Wheezy) but a free hypnosis session at a top Harley Street clinic.
We provide various sporting activities for free including regular football, rock climbing and sponsorship of a team in the JP Morgan Challenge running race in Battersea Park. Got any energy left? Don't forget that gym membership is an option in our flexible benefits.
We want to make a real difference to people’s lives through supporting them with IT, consumer education and advice. We’ve committed £300,000 to our Foundation to help us do some good along the way. Find out more here
Knowledge is power. So, feel the might of our flamboyantly fancy library, crammed with over 200 (and growing) books and DVDs. It's also an oasis of calm if you want to work without distraction. Shh...
We run a series of free after-hours learning opportunities including learning a new language – over half the company are attending one of our 13 weekly 90 minute classes to learn Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. It doesn’t stop there, we’re also setting up cookery, music, poker and painting lessons.
We think conferences are really important places to learn, share and collaborate and attend as many relevant ones as possible - over 20 in 2010, including 7 overseas.
Closer to home, we host 'all hands' meetings, inviting monthly presentations from different areas of the business to showcase our latest innovations.
It's our goal to make sure you never stop learning. We do this through gorgeously tailored personal development plans, ensuring you have the right balance between off-the-shelf training and bespoke coaching. Clever eh?
We've taken the company partying abroad no less than ten times. Our Vegas frivolities are stuff of true legend - accommodation at the Wynn, naturally, helicopter rides landing in the Grand Canyon, indoor sky-diving, go-karting, Cirque Du Soleil shows, fine dining and plenty of VIP partying.
Company launches at swanky venues like Kensington Roof Gardens, action-packed go-karting and paint balling events, and some epic clubs nights make us a pretty social bunch.
We think that feeling you’re part of a great team is really key to your happiness at work. So each team has a monthly budget to get some fancy grub together and get to know each other better.
We’re lucky to enough to generate tens of millions of air miles every year. We offer regular incentives giving you the chance to win a cheeky trip to Europe or further afield.
We’re always looking for an excuse to distribute some fine champers so you can expect to receive a bottle on your birthday and also your 1st, 3rd, 5th and 10th year anniversary at Forward.