Benefits of Working for First Response

How we look after our staff members

In exchange for your skills, talent and expertise First Response offers a wide ranging benefits package to suit all types. So whatever you prioritise in your life, First Response is here to help and support you along the way - because sometimes life is complicated enough.

Family Life

Family benefits at First Response
  • Child care vouchers
  • Paid time off for dependants
  • Life assurance
  • Increasing annual leave with service
  • Ability to purchase additional annual leave
  • Enhanced maternity pay

Your Health

Health benefits at First Response
  • Free private health insurance
  • Free winter flu jabs
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Free massages
  • Free weekly fruit
  • Enhanced sick pay


Financial benefits at First Response
  • Competitive salary
  • Enhanced company pension scheme
  • Company bonus scheme


Social benefits at First Response
  • Subsidised team quarterly social budget
  • Annual company conference
  • Retail/restaurant discount scheme
  • Employee referral scheme

Personal Development

Development benefits at First Response
  • Twice weekly team development sessions
  • Financial support for educational courses
  • Internal development programs

We're always trying to look after our staff and ensure they are happy inside and outside of work, we believe the way we think and the culture we create is why we've been in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For since 2011 (in 2017 we're number 9)

Inspiring people or companies start with 'why?'

We recently stumbled upon a TED Talk by Simon Sinek titled 'Starting With Why', which explained that whilst some companies are very good at explaining what they do and how they do it – it doesn’t necessarily capture an individual’s interest or motivation. In other words, it's great to know what you're doing, but why are you doing it? Understanding a company's motivations will help us understand the company as a whole.

Asking why at First Response

This made us think further about our 'why' as a business, and more specifically about how we felt about it.

We asked a few people for their thoughts so that we could have a catchy slogan or strap line, however, we quickly found that this could just come across as corporate jargon – so we went for a different approach.

We believe that articulating your company’s 'why' shouldn’t be reduced to one sentence, as there is a chance that this could appear disingenuous and miss the mark of people really understanding what we are about.

We asked numerous members of staff for their thoughts by putting them in front of the camera and capturing their first response. The purpose of getting their genuine and honest thoughts on why First Response do what we do. You can see what our staff thought below:

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