Our benefits package reflects how much we value our people. We want to look after you in every respect so that you feel supported and rewarded for your commitment and contribution to our success.
Finance plays a crucial part of our lives. When our finance needs are taken care of it gives us great peace of mind: and allows us to concentrate on doing what we do best. It’s something we whole-heartedly recognise at Thorntons.
As well as a competitive salary we offer a comprehensive range of financial benefits that help you in both your day-to-day life and the longer term. Little things like our cycle to work scheme benefit you from both a financial and health point of view. And our client referral bonus is our way of saying thank you to you for any new business.
Bigger events in your life like moving home can be stressful. We can help remove some of the financial burden by offering you free legal fees and free mortgage advice on your transaction.
Then of course there are longer term considerations. We provide you with a contributory pension with access to independent advisors. And for financial security for your loved ones we provide Life Assurance as well as a free Will for both you and your partner.
Recognising and Rewarding You
While we know a great salary package is important, receiving recognition for what you do and contribute is also rewarding – and we never take for granted the hard work and effort you put in.
And that goes for loyalty too. People who stay with us for a number of years receive a loyal service award as our way of saying thank you for their dedicated hard work over the years.
Throughout your career with us, we continue to invest in your professional development by giving you access to our learning platform and relevant external courses.
Having the right people at Thorntons is vital. No-one knows better who is suited to work with us than our own people. So, to show our appreciation for recommending someone we offer an employee referral bonus.
Your Health and Wellbeing
At Thorntons we look at the needs of the whole individual. We want to make sure all your physical and mental health requirements are taken care of. For you to enjoy your work and perform at your very best, we do everything we can to help make life easier for you.
Our Healthcare Cash Plan covers your dental, optical, therapy, chiropody and health screening needs to help you maintain your physical health. While corporate gym memberships and our cycle to work scheme encourage you to take regular exercise to keep you in tip-top condition.
Just as important is your mental health. Having an outlet, someone to talk to can make all the difference. We offer mental and emotional health support through our own mental first aiders as well as giving you access to a 24 hour counselling line. Our Healthcare Cash plan also offers face to face counselling sessions if you ever need them.
But it’s not all about being at work. Taking a well-earned break to charge your batteries is crucial to both your mental and physical wellbeing. Which is why we give you 25 days annual leave along with 7 days public holidays – which increases with length of service.
Lifestyle and Family
A happy home life is just as important as your work life. The two go hand-in-hand. Nowadays home life and work life have merged considerably. There’s a balance to be had with people being and working at home: while also being able to enjoy the company and support of colleagues and the work environment.
You can take advantage of our hybrid working model which gives you flexibility but still keeps you connected to the supportive culture of Thorntons.
Parenthood is one of the most important aspects of family life. And when you are expecting someone new into the family we help alleviate your financial concerns with enhanced maternity pay. After the happy new arrival we support you with paternity and shared parental leave.
There are many reasons why you may need to take time off work and we want you to know that we can accommodate you: from longer term sabbatical and paid compassionate leave; study assistance time off for relevant qualifications; and for day-to-day appointment time off, as well as a day off if you’re moving house.
We want your career at Thorntons to flourish: and we want to help you become the best you can be. We invest in a wide range of courses for you, to help you have a long fulfilling career with us.
We have a programme of continued training and development, including CPD for solicitors and TCP for Trainees. We also have training in more specific areas like: accreditations and specialist qualifications; leadership and management training; business skills training; and regulatory training. As well as our Solicitor Advocate Training Academy and our Modern Apprenticeships scheme. Our coaching and mentoring programme provides you with invaluable one-to-one support.
Equally important, we conduct wellbeing training, including menopause awareness and mental health training.