We understand how important it is to have flexibility with your work and family life. Here at Capco we endeavor to provide our employees with all support necessary to ensure their families and themselves are cared for. Here we spotlight a range of firm policies and support groups designed to do just that.
Employees are entitled to “Enhanced Maternity pay” if certain criteria are met, employees can expect to receive:
• 26 Weeks full pay
• 27th – 39th week you will still receive SMP
Assuming you are eligible, Capco’s enhanced “Shared parental leave” policy gives you and your partner more flexibility in how to share the care of your
child in the first year after birth/adoption over taking maternity or paternity leave. We offer 52 weeks of shared parental leave to be shared by both parents.
We provide up to 2 weeks Paternity Leave which must be taken as a consecutive period of 1 or 2 weeks. In birth cases this leave is permitted up to 8 weeks from the child‘s birth or in adoption cases this would be within 56 days of the child‘s placement.
We can provide up to 5 days of paid leave in any 12-month period for the purpose of receiving and recovering from fertility treatment and to attend fertility
All employees affected by pregnancy loss including those with a surrogate birthing parent are entitled to 5 days of paid leave. Our occupational health
support programs ensure that our employees have our full support to help during these times of stress.
All employees experiencing menopause will be entitled to up to 5 days of paid leave. This leave will cover time off for appointments and recovery. Our
occupational health support programs ensure our employees have our full support to help during these times of stress.
Capco understands that working parents need flexibility when it comes to balancing childcare and work. We will work with you to negotiate flexible working that could include:
• Variation of working hours
• Reduction in the number of days worked
• Working from home or from a different location
Bupa offers comprehensive medical cover for employees and their families, including free support and guidance for teenage mental health and
Completely confidential workplace mental health platform where you can access tools created by experts in neuroscience, cognitive behavioral therapy,
mindfulness, and psychology to help to learn techniques to manage stress, improve sleep, focus and move.
The Positive Parenting series looks to explore techniques used to connect with children, strategies to build resilience and the methods used to parent
effectively in difficult moments.
This portal offers support through online advice, webinars and forums that help people manage work and family challenges.
As a Capco employee you may use up to 8 free sessions of Backup Care per year. The sessions can be used across Emergency Childcare, School Holiday
Cover, and Backup Adult & Eldercare.
The Welcome back program was put in place to help employees formulate a structured plan and provide support to any employees returning to work after
an extended period of absence. Additionally, a buddy scheme has been established which will help people in the Business who have been on leave to share insights and offer support to each other.
• Neurodiversity network
To learn more about each of these, please see our Diversity & Networks page.
RETURNING TO WORK AFTER MATERNITY LEAVE
After any extended leave of absence, it can be hard to come back to work. When my maternity leave was coming to an end, I couldn’t wait to have regular “adult” conversations and challenge my brain with something other than remembering the words to “hop little bunny” on limited sleep. However, I was anxious about leaving my son at nursery and worried about how I would manage being a working parent. I wasn’t sure how people would react if I needed to leave early to collect him or take days off at short notice when he’s sick.
I needn’t have worried. Capco’s culture means that I felt supported returning to work, and I don’t feel like I’m choosing between my career and my family. During my first weeks back, I was eased slowly into working life with the understanding that my husband, my son and I were still getting used to our new routines. I also had my coach to lean on, who is forever caring and available to give advice on how to navigate this new world of responsibilities. No one has ever batted an eye lid on the days where I have needed to leave early to collect him; why would they when half the team have similar commitments, we’re all human. My pandemic baby has an inevitably immature immune system and has already caught more nursery bugs than I can count. Whilst my husband has shared this responsibility, there have been times my son has joined Zoom calls because when he’s ill he wants his mum. Rather than this causing problems, he’s been welcomed.
I’m still learning what it means to be a parent. As my career evolves and my son grows, I’m sure new challenges will appear. I look forward with the confidence that Capco will provide a supportive environment for me to carry out both my role as a mother and a consultant to the best of my ability.