10 employers that offer part-time jobs with benefits

Updated 10 May 2023

Great pay is undoubtedly one of the best benefits an employer can provide, but in a competitive market, companies are thinking of more innovative ways to attract staff. With stiff competition to attract the best talent, many employers are offering an extra package of perks and benefits. If you're looking for your next part-time role, you may be asking yourself, 'which are the best part time jobs with benefits?' In this article, we look at ten companies offering some of the best perks and benefits available for part-time employees.

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What are the best part-time jobs with benefits?

A good rate of pay is one of the best reasons to go to work, but part-time jobs with benefits can provide more reasons to take a job than just money. Employee perks range from health and wellbeing support to staff discounts on products and services or free food at work and the use of a local gym. Here are ten of the top places to work with attractive incentives:

1. John Lewis

John Lewis operates department stores throughout the UK, and is owned by its employees, who are known as 'partners'. They have a say in how the business runs and receive a share of the profits, as well as plenty of other perks and benefits. John Lewis has a number of part-time jobs, especially in sales and customer support at busy times of the year. Benefits include free meals while working, a cycle-to-work scheme, discounts on bikes, wellbeing sessions such as physiotherapy and counselling, plus up to 18 weeks of unpaid parental leave after a year of working at the company.

After three months of working at John Lewis, you can enjoy free entry to many attractions and museums and more than 500 discounts on holidays, restaurants and theme parks. John Lewis partners can stay at one of five hotels available exclusively for employees and their guests. You can also get a £250 voucher towards learning a new skill or joining a John Lewis sports club or society to take part in, for example, abseiling or photography. Partners can also enjoy the VIP suites at O2 and Wembley Arena.

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2. Lands' End

Outdoor pursuits store, Lands' End relies on part-time and seasonal staff at peak seasons and busy holiday periods. To encourage part-time staff to return year after year, the company provides a lot of perks. As well as the usual health and life insurance schemes and staff store discounts, the company offers free access to local leisure centres, with pool and gym, organised bus trips to London shows and wellness classes such as reflexology and reiki.

Lands' End not only has a subsidised restaurant at its site in Oakham, Rutland, it also provides a takeaway service for when you don't want to cook. Another more unusual perk is the Lands' End Family Festival for employees and their families with fairground rides, food and entertainment.

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3. Cath Kidston

Homeware and fashion brand, Cath Kidston has part-time retail jobs in many of its stores across the country. As well as generous staff discounts (50% off most of their range), they offer a scheme to provide discounts and offers at other shops online and on the high street. Employees can also enjoy half-price cinema tickets each week.

Other benefits include flexi-hours, private health insurance, life insurance and up to 35 days' holiday, depending on your role. Their 'Perkbox' rewards scheme includes, among other benefits, free cups of coffee.

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4. Starbucks

Starbucks has a range of part-time jobs, including baristas, administrative assistants, and service leaders. The coffee shops provide their staff with a range of benefits including life assurance, private medical insurance and other shopping benefits. The company offers the equivalent to 4% of your annual salary to spend on retail and spa vouchers, gym membership, travel insurance and dental insurance and even mortgage deposits.

Starbucks says their Perks at Work scheme allows for holiday savings and half-price cinema tickets. With the Partner Card, Starbucks employees are entitled to a free bag of whole bean coffee plus they get a 30% discount on all food, drinks and merchandise they buy in the cafes.

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5. Pentland Brands

The British clothing brand, Pentland, has some part-time sales roles, plus the possibility for flexible working. The perks of working for Pentland, include a free gym and swimming pool at some offices, with weekend opening hours. Other health benefits include unlimited access to mental wellbeing tools.

Staff discounts include money off vouchers for the clothes and accessories in the Pentland range, which includes outdoor clothing brand, Berghaus, plus Ellesse, Mitre, Lacoste, Endura and Speedos. Other benefits include a good pension scheme, the chance to buy extra holiday leave, life assurance and health insurance.

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6. Costco

Costco is a warehouse club with warehouses around the world. You can work in a variety of different part-time roles, including as a cashier, warehouse assistant, tyre fitter or butcher. As well as generous life insurance policies, employees who have worked at Costco for a year are eligible for an annual optical voucher worth £125. Employees with two years' service can have some dental costs covered, including at private dentists.

Other benefits at Costco include an employee assistance programme that extends to an employee's family. This provides confidential professional consultants and counsellors to help employees deal with a range of problems. In exchange for a small contribution, they provide medical insurance for employees, their partners and dependent children. The company also offers short term medical disability allowances, long-term disability plans and critical illness coverage.

7. Waitrose

Supermarket Waitrose has a generous packet of benefits for staff, plus flexible working practices. Once you've worked at the store for three months, you can enjoy generous discounts at John Lewis, since Waitrose is part of the John Lewis Partnership. Plus, you can benefit from 20% off your shopping at Waitrose, which can also be used by a relative or friend at the same address. Other perks include access to exclusive hotels, leisure centres and gyms, plus up to £60 a year to spend on concert tickets and festivals.

You can learn a new skill with vouchers worth up to £250 to spend on education courses. There's free entry to museums and historic attractions up and down the country and dozens of discounts for restaurants and theme parks.

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8. Auto Trader

Auto Trader started out as a magazine and is now a digital motor trade platform with headquarters in Manchester. It offers a wide selection of staff benefits, including private medical insurance, with a healthcare cash plan for the whole family, income protection insurance and mortgage advice. The business provides flexible hours for working parents, discounts from a wide range of retailers, a cycle to work scheme and a 10% discount for public transport.

Health and wellbeing benefits include meditation courses and mindfulness sessions and discounted gym membership. A generous holiday allowance provides 28 days, plus bank holidays with the chance to buy more holidays, plus the company provides an extra half-day at Christmas and New Year.

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9. Kaplan

Kaplan is an education website that offers online courses, tutoring and live lectures. Company benefits for part-time staff include discounts on Kaplan courses for an employee's child. After a probationary period, you are eligible for private medical insurance, income protection and life assurance.

The company's cycle scheme offers 40% off the price of a bike which you can spread over the year. There are also free eye tests for employees who use computers, plus counselling for a wide range of subjects including, work-life balance, consumer issues and relationships. Employees can take up to two paid days off to volunteer or support a charity. You can get discounts at high street and online stores, discounted gym membership and 50% off restaurant bills at 5,500 restaurants, plus discounts on outings and activities throughout the UK.

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10. Sofology

Furniture store, Sofology offers a good selection of part-time roles in retail, customer service, installation and maintenance and management. Their extensive package of benefits includes a 30% discount on sofas purchased for employees, plus three 15% off vouchers for family and friends. The company also provides free fruit in the head office, a free independent counselling service and discounted gym membership.

Loyal employees can benefit from bonuses when they reach significant milestones. Employees who work for 25 years can receive up to £1,000 in vouchers. In addition to healthcare insurance and healthcare resources, the company also provides High Street discounts and a cashback scheme.

Please note that none of the companies mentioned in this article are affiliated with Indeed.


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