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  • Employees are encouraged to develop their skills

  • There's lots of room for personal and professional development

  • No two days are the same, which is great for development

We understand how important our employees are to the business and, in recognition of this, we provide a variety of excellent reasons to work for us.

We actively support learning and development across the Group. This is evidenced by our Investors in People accreditation, which we have held since 1997. We recently achieved Champion status, which we are very proud of.

To support career development, we offer employees the opportunity to undertake both internal and external training:

  • Accredited programs with the Chartered Management Institute
  • Bespoke development solutions and coaching to support people to be their best
  • A successful Team Leader Academy, designed to develop a pool of talent for future management roles within the Group
  • A newly launched Management Academy to support our new and existing managers

Having a strong employee focus is something we are very proud of. We understand the value of recognition within the workplace, which is why we offer our employees a variety of rewards and incentives, including:

  • Performance related financial incentives
  • Length of service awards for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years’ service
  • Our STARS programme (Showing Thanks and Rewarding Staff) - lets people nominate and reward each other for displaying one or more of our core values
  • Annual Employee and Team of the Year awards

At Paragon our employees receive a range of benefits for being part of the Group, including:

  • Flexible holiday scheme
  • Company pension, matching contributions between one and six percent
  • A Sharesave scheme to purchase Paragon shares
  • Profit related pay
  • Discounts at various local and national retailers
  • An active sports and social club, offering discounted tickets to popular events

We value our employees and believe in the importance of providing a friendly and supportive place to work. Don’t just take our word for it – see what some of our employees have to say...

Sarah McAuleyInternal Communications Manager

My role at Paragon is never dull and allows for lots of creativity, which I love. I get to work on a variety of projects, which allows me to work with lots of different people from across the business giving me plenty of opportunity to develop my knowledge and skills.

Laal VirdeeCommercial Analyst

My role is very varied and gives me exposure to many areas of the Group. Paragon has a friendly atmosphere and has been excellent in encouraging me to undertake professional qualifications relevant to my role.

Emma FlowersTeam leader

My role at Paragon offers a wide variety of challenges that support my personal and professional development. I have the opportunity to work with a large range of people and my experiences help me to develop the skills I need to further my career.

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