JN Bentley introduces support scheme for staff


The firm, part of Mott MacDonald,  will provide paid carer’s leave for its employees.

Mott MacDonald Bentley logo.
Credit: Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB).

JN Bentley’s scheme will allow staff to take up to two days leave each year at full pay to cover caring responsibilities. 

The scheme aims to support carers who struggle to balance their duties with work.

There are an estimated 10.6 million unpaid carers in the UK, representing one in five adults. 

Full Scope

The firm, and Mott McDonald as a whole, have implemented several schemes for its employees. 

In January, the firm partnered with Able Futures to provide mental health support and assistance for staff. 

JN Bentley, Mott MacDonald, and JBA Bentley also hosted a networking event for early career professionals (ECPs) last year. 

The firm invests more than £1 million a year in the training and development for its ECPs. 

Part of this investment goes into JN Bentley’s accredited development programmes for its site personnel. 

On the recent paid carer’s scheme, Joan Tatters, a liaison coordinator at the firm and a former carer said: “I previously took advantage of the availability of flexible working which was a true relief to me. 

“I had to be mindful of holiday entitlement to fit in appointments, so offering these extra days will certainly help to ease the worries of those currently balancing caring with work commitments.”

If you liked this article, we recommend SPIE UK bags 3-year leisure contract with new customer. 

Get industry news in 5 minutes!

A daily email that makes industry news enjoyable. It’s completely free.