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Springboard

During your day to day work, have you ever thought things could be done better? This is your opportunity to improve where you work and how we do things. You understand our business better than anyone, all the best ideas can start with you!

Springboard will provide you with an easy and quick way to feed your ideas into the business to help drive improvements. 

We have created a number of easy ways of submitting your idea; using the simple online form (click the box on the right of this page) or through Yammer or MS Teams. For those of you not online, you will find cards and suggestion boxes in your workplace.  It will only take a couple of minutes to complete the form. AND, once per quarter, the top idea will be awarded £250.

Find out more here.

Employee Chosen Charity – winner announced!

More than 1679 of you voted for our Amey Chosen Charity in June.

And we’re delighted to announce that the winner of the Employee Chosen Charity is:

Cancer Research UK

We’ll be working in partnership with Cancer Research UK for the next two years to support their efforts through fundraising, Community Involvement Days, and awareness-raising sessions.

Thank you to all those who nominated, voted and got involved.

Supporting your wellbeing - face covering

Following last night’s Government announcement that face coverings will be compulsory on public transport from 15th June, I wanted to send you a short note to let you know that in the next couple of weeks, a face covering will be sent to your home address, that we have already ordered for you. We have teamed up with a social enterprise in the distribution of these face coverings, resulting in being able to support a number of homeless people for the project.
 
This is a gift from Amey to support your wellbeing during these unprecedented times. I wanted to provide you with this gesture as a token of thanks for your efforts over the recent months.
 
Amanda Fisher, CEO
Friday 5th June 2020

Changes to the Cycle to Work scheme

Following the latest government advice to avoid public transport where possible, we wanted to remind you of one our employee benefits available all year round. With the weather getting warmer, perfect for our advised daily exercise, our Cycle to Work scheme provides a fantastic alternative way to travel. 

The Cycle to Work scheme is available through Choices where you can search participating shops for bikes to hire and safety accessories. Once the full cost is totalled, enter the amount in the Choices selection portal in Employee Self Service. You will benefit from Tax and National Insurance savings on your new bike hire.  

Since receiving and listening to your feedback, we have reviewed the scheme and increased the limit to £3,000. This change will now give you access to hire electric bikes too.  

Under the terms of the scheme you must use your bike to cycle to work at least 50% of the time, however you are also able to use it for social purposes. 

For more information on the scheme and how to find participating bike stores, please visit: www.Cyclescheme.co.uk. 

Visit our education hub

We've created this Education Hub to provide free access to a range of inclusive activities and resources that we hope will bring some fun in to the home as well as educate, engage and inspire our young people, from designing a railway route and building structures to learning more about the environment.

All the activities aim to give a taste of the diverse careers that are available at Amey and within our sectors, and in particular with regards to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects. Click here to visit.

Amey's statement on the Coronavirus

Please visit this page to view our external statement about the pandemic, which gives praise to our frontline workers, and visit this page to view our package of information and support for employees.

It is important for all employees to remember that they should not talk to the media directly.

Any enquiries from journalists should be forwarded to the press office on 01865 713240 or press.office@amey.co.uk.

Please pass any requests relating to the media to us, including requests for advertisements, quotes, testimonials or statements.

Amey policy on use of Electronic Signatures

Due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, with effect until further notice, we have changed the policy on the use of electronic signatures. You can download the latest version here (only available within the Amey network).

Where a signatory cannot print, sign and scan their signature on any contract or agreement then, subject to the terms of this policy, an electronic signature may be used for contracts and other forms of agreements (except for deeds).

In most other respects this policy remains unchanged including – for example, the signatory’s knowledge and consent being sought prior to application of their electronic signature and the procedure set out below

For any queries on the above, please contact the Legal & Corporate Services team.

Concerned about how Coronavirus could impact your finances?

Our Financial Wellbeing supplier, Salary Finance, has prepared a checklist with a simple 10-point plan* to support you with managing your money at this time.

Did you know, our Employee Assistance Programme also offers free financial information as part of their package of free support for employees?

With Health Assured, you can now access even more support, such as:

  • Access to the EAP helpline and telephone counselling for your immediate family members (spouse/partners and children aged 16 to 24 in full time education, living in the same household).
  • A range of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) self-help modules, informative factsheets and advice from leading qualified counsellors.
  • An online portal and a new app giving you access to articles, self-help guides, videos and webinars

You can access the service by calling the same phone numbers:

  • Phone: 0800 130 3414
  • International: +44 (0) 1482 639 981
  • Minicom: 01482 661 911 (8.30am – 6.00pm)

Visit www.healthassuredeap.com or download the new Health Assured ‘Health e-HUB’ mobile app. Log in to both systems with the following:

  • username: eap
  • password: ameywellbeing

Go to the Health & Wellbeing pages of AmeyWorld for more information.

*Important: Salary Finance is an option, not a recommendation. Amey does not benefit from offering this service and all your communications will be with Salary Finance. This content is for guidance and educational purposes only and is generic in nature. Salary Finance does not offer regulated financial advice. Please seek independent financial advice. Applications will be assessed to ensure the loan is appropriate and affordable for you.

A little note, if you don't work for Amey

Please note that these pages only contain information for employees of Amey. If you'd like to get in touch with us and you don't currently work for Amey, please use the 'Contact us' link at the top of your screen (or click here).

You can find our values, objectives and all the corporate stuff at amey.co.uk/about-us.

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