Principal Development Engineer

  • Full-Time
  • Permanent
  • Milton-Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Competitive

Here at Integral Powertrain we are developing next generation e-Drive technologies as part of the move towards a more sustainable way of powering vehicles. Our ethos is to combine innovation with engineering excellence and deliver world class products and services.

We have seen significant growth in our business, more than doubling in size following the delivery of a plethora of high profile products to our prestigious customers.

Our growth is set to continue for the foreseeable future along with our growing reputation of developing market leading technology.

We are seeking a Principal Development Engineer interested in a fast paced, challenging and varied role, to manage technical projects, overseeing the product / project conception, design and initial product specification.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and develop a team of Development Engineers, working together with chief engineers to deliver technical solutions.
  • Develop future technical innovation road maps and prove out concepts ready for main program implementation.
  • Draft and execute contracts, track project progress, resource planning and manage project costs.
  • Conduct engineering studies and investigations, and prepare reports for the Directors.
  • Identify opportunities to reduce complexity, cost and waste.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of test procedures, the investigation of mechanical failures or unexpected problems and ensure solutions are found.
  • Interpret and analyse results and data, creating reports and documentation which can be presented to key stakeholders.
  • Supervise and inspect the installations/ modifications and commissioning of mechanical systems at client facilities.
  • Support the development of quality and validation processes, demonstrating through validation testing and system/features meet all specified requirements.

Person Specification

  • Ideally degree qualified in a mechanical engineering subject.
  • Strong experience in developing complex mechanical systems - ideally powertrain systems.
  • Working knowledge of Matlab, Inca or Atlas software.
  • Proven leadership experience, capable of leading project teams in the delivery of high technology systems from concept to production.

Integral Powertrain is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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Chief Electronics Engineer

  • Full-Time
  • Permanent
  • Milton-Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Competitive

Integral Powertrain – Join a Record Breaking, Award Winning team

Are you an experienced Chief Electronics Engineer with a very strong, first principles grasp of power and control electronics found in permanent magnet electric drive systems?

Are you looking to make a significant contribution to the development of the next generation of E-Drive systems, find solutions to highly complex challenges and take ownership in delivering outstanding products in a truly innovative environment?

2018 has been an exceptional year at Integral Powertrain, two of our high power density Integral e-Drive motors powered the record-breaking run at Pikes Peak in the Rocky Mountains where the times for electric vehicles and the overall speed record were smashed.

Our e-drive technology has not only set new standards in electric powertrain, our motors have been involved in smashing world records and have since been recognised with a multitude of industry awards.

We have seen significant growth in our business over recent years, more than doubling in size. Our success stems from our ability to push the boundaries of e-Drive technology, we are constantly evolving and innovating and as a result are looking to add to our ground-breaking team.

As a Chief Electronics Engineer you will lead engineering decision making impacting product integrity, ensuring our products satisfy technical specifications, operational requirements and above all, meet customer expectations.

Integral e-Drive offer candidates the opportunity to join a team of positive engineers who embrace the challenge of designing amazing products at the forefront of hybrid and electric motor system technology. As an employee of Integral Powertrain, you will receive ongoing personal development, training opportunities and an excellent benefits package including a Contributory Pension Scheme, Life assurance and Private medical insurance.

Key Responsibilities

  • As Chief Electronics Engineer you will take a technical leadership role in all stages of the development lifecycle, from initial concept generation through to final delivery and support particularly with respect to power and control electronics.
  • Take ownership over understanding client requirements and drivers and foresee technical challenges, successfully interacting with clients both technically and commercially.
  • Help define new business streams, provide technical input in developing business opportunities and develop customer proposals.
  • Lead the definition of technical solutions, systems architectures and design solutions for product or system developments.
  • Work with multidisciplinary teams to deliver robust system solutions and products ready for manufacture.
  • Managing internal and external resources to meet the design, build, test and manufacturing criteria.
  • Drive progress confidently and competently, innovating and improving the company’s core technology and engineering processes.

Person Specification

  • Ideally MEng, MSc or PhD qualified in a relevant engineering subject, with exceptional knowledge of power electronics and electrical drives. You will require the ability to understand and interact with other engineering disciplines within the business such as mechanical, thermal and electromagnetics.
  • Significant experience in an electronic engineering role with a proven track record of design leadership and technical authority including direct experience in developing power electronics-based products such as inverters / converters preferably for automotive applications.
  • Strong awareness of electronic and software systems as applied to vehicles, ideally including functional safety standard ISO26262.
  • Strong knowledge of electric drive technology such as power electronics, motors & control systems, ideally with experience of working with electric drives over voltage range 12V – 600V.

Integral Powertrain is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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FPGA Design Engineer

  • Full-Time
  • Permanent
  • Milton-Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Competitive

Here at Integral e-Drive we are developing next generation technologies as part of the move towards a more sustainable way of powering vehicles and have an immediate opening for an FPGA Design Engineer to join our rapidly growing company.

Working with prestigious manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers, our engineers create innovative, complex powertrain engineering solutions used for a wide range of applications in passenger and off highway vehicles and motorsport.

As an FPGA Design Engineer you will have strong knowledge of design, development and verification of modules and complete systems in FPGAs, working from first principles with a strong understanding of the fundamentals of electronic components

You will join a small, agile team of skilled engineers working at a high technical level and have the opportunity to work on a broad range of truly innovative high-profile technologies such as passenger car hybrid control applications encompassing design and development (concept to production).

Key Responsibilities

  • Specification and development of component interfaces internal and external to the FPGA
  • Design and verification of RTL modules interfacing to real world signals and auto generated Simulink code
  • Develop automated regression testing of individual modules and full systems including models of external components
  • Participating / contributing to circuit design reviews of electronics projects containing FPGAs
  • Managing / coordinating engineering changes in Jira and HG source control
  • Debugging complex systems where FPGAs interact with a multitude of analogue and digital components

Person Specification

  • Ideally degree qualified in Electronics Engineering
  • Experience with Xilinx FPGAs and a proven track record of successfully bringing products to market
  • Knowledge of standard busses like SPI, UART and interfacing to external components like Flash memory and ADCs
  • It would be beneficial to have experience using Xilinx Vivado for synthesis and simulation using VHDL as a language to implement RTL modules and test benches
  • You may have some experience in using PCB CAD software (preferably Altium) to perform design reviews in both schematic and layout
  • Knowledge in Verilog or Modelsim is also beneficial, as are skills in TCL, embedded C and Python

Integral Powertrain is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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Senior / Principal Firmware Engineer

  • Full-Time
  • Permanent
  • Milton-Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Competitive

Here at Integral e-Drive we are developing next generation technologies as part of the move towards a more sustainable way of powering vehicles. We have an immediate opening for a Senior / Principal Firmware Engineer to join our rapidly growing company.

Working with prestigious manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers, our engineers create innovative, complex powertrain engineering solutions used for a wide range of applications in passenger and off highway vehicles and motorsport.

The Software team is moving from a prototype driven environment to a production code development method. We are not afraid of changing how we work and what we do to deliver better software.
As a Senior or Principal Firmware Engineer, you will drive, design, implementation, test and integration.
You will join a small, agile team of skilled engineers working at a high technical level and have the opportunity to work on a broad range of truly innovative high-profile technologies

Key Responsibilities

  • Hardware related programming
  • Real time C programming for embedded Microcontrollers
  • Debugging and problem solving
  • Involvement in SW architecture and microcontroller selection
  • Integrate high level algorithms with low level embedded software drivers
  • Configure AUTOSAR compatible base software and MCAL
  • Manage and coordinate engineering changes and maintain detailed design records
  • Develop complex device drivers for electric motors
  • Participate and contribute to design reviews of software projects and product design

Person Specification

  • Ideally degree qualified in Software or Electronics Engineering
  • Strong knowledge in C programming, ideally for 32-bit microprocessors
  • Experience in real time operating solutions and microcontrollers
  • Working knowledge of SPI, JTAG, and CAN
  • It would be beneficial to have working knowledge of Eclipse, make / build environment, code test and verification, knowledge of protocols such as J1587, J1939, ISO14229, Boot loader, DMA and Cache Handling

Integral Powertrain is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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Principal Software and Controls Engineer

  • Full-Time
  • Permanent
  • Milton-Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Competitive

Integral Powertrain – Record Breaking, History Making.

It’s been quite some year at Integral Powertrain so far, in addition to producing some of the most powerful e-Drive technology in existence - our motors have played their part in setting new world records and proving that the future of powertrain is electric.

In June, two high power density Integral Powertrain motors powered the record-breaking run at Pikes Peak in the Rocky Mountains where not only the time for electric vehicles was bettered, the overall speed record was broken by quite some distance.

Our continued growth has stemmed from pushing the boundaries of e-Drive technology, we are constantly evolving and innovating and as a result are looking to add to our ground-breaking team.

We are seeking a Principal Software and Controls Engineer to lead a small, agile team of skilled engineers working at a high technical level on a broad range of truly innovative, high profile technologies.

You will drive requirement specification, design, implementation, test and integration. Developing and implementing model-based control strategies for complex electro-mechanical systems.

Our Software team is moving from a prototype driven environment to a production code development method. We are not afraid of changing how we work and what we do to deliver better software.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, assign and prioritise tasks in line with project needs.
  • Support the road map development of future products.
  • Leading development in technical areas of software and controls, interfacing and supporting other teams & customers with Controls & Software topics.
  • Develop control software for electric machine and hybrid vehicle applications.
  • Develop, test, validate and verify high level control algorithms (eg: PID, Motor control, FOC, battery voltage, engine cranking, Filtering, Fault handling, etc.) in MATLAB & Simulink.
  • Integrate high level algorithms with low level embedded software applications.
  • Define development processes and test infrastructure to support Functional Safety (ISO26262) as well as architectural software design and choice of controllers and interfaces etc.
  • Participating / contributing to design reviews of software projects and product design, managing / coordinating engineering changes and maintain detailed design records.

Person Specification

  • Ideally degree qualified in Electronics / Software Engineering.
  • Proven experience of leading a small team and leading projects.
  • Highly proficient in C/C++ programming, ideally for 32-bit microprocessors.
  • Experience in developing control algorithms for real-time embedded systems - preferably for automotive applications.
  • You will require strong working experience with MATLAB & Simulink.
  • It would be beneficial to be familiar with HiL/SiL test and simulation, CAN, SPICA and MISRA-C and Agile software development process.

Integral Powertrain is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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Senior Software and Controls Engineer

  • Full-Time
  • Permanent
  • Milton-Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Competitive

Integral Powertrain – Join a Record Breaking, Award Winning team.

We are seeking a Senior Software and Controls Engineer to join a small, agile team of skilled engineers working at a high technical level on a broad range of truly innovative, high profile technologies.

2018 has been an exceptional year to be at Integral Powertrain. Our e-drive technology has not only set new standards in electric powertrain, our motors have been involved in smashing world records.

In June, two high power density Integral e-Drive motors powered the record-breaking run at Pikes Peak in the Rocky Mountains where the times for electric vehicles and the overall speed record were smashed. The success of this project in particular has led to us being recognised with a number of prestigious awards including the Dewar Trophy presented by the Royal Automobile Club and “Motorsport Technology of the Year” award at the Professional Motorsport WORLD EXPO.

Our continued growth has stemmed from pushing the boundaries of e-Drive technology, we are constantly evolving and innovating and as a result are looking to add to our ground-breaking team.

As a Senior Software and Controls Engineer, you will drive requirement specification, design, implementation, test and integration. Developing and implementing model-based control strategies for complex electro-mechanical systems including passenger car hybrid control applications encompassing design and development from concept to production.

Our Software team is moving from a prototype driven environment to a production code development method. We are not afraid of changing how we work and what we do to deliver better software.

As an employee of Integral Powertrain, you will receive ongoing personal development and an excellent benefits package including a Contributory Pension Scheme, Life assurance and Private medical insurance

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop control software for electric machine and hybrid vehicle applications.
  • Develop, test, validate and verify high level control algorithms (e.g: PID, Motor control, FOC, battery voltage, engine cranking, Filtering, Fault handling, etc.) in MATLAB & Simulink.
  • Integrate high level algorithms with low level embedded software applications.
  • Participating / contributing to design reviews of software projects and product design, managing / coordinating engineering changes and maintain detailed design records.
  • Lead development in technical areas.
  • Test control algorithms through SiL, MiL, PiL and HiL test processes.
  • Perform tool development and automation.
  • Perform software integration, merges and releases.

Person Specification

  • The successful Senior Software Engineer will ideally be degree qualified in Electronics / Software Engineering and have proven experience of leading a small team and leading projects.
  • You will be proficient in C programming, ideally for 32-bit microprocessors, with proven experience in developing control algorithms for real-time embedded systems - preferably for automotive applications. You will require strong working experience with MATLAB & Simulink.
  • It would be beneficial to be familiar with HiL/SiL test and simulation, CAN, SPICE and MISRA-C and Agile software development process.
  • You may have previously held a role as a Senior or Principal Software Engineer, Embedded Software Engineer, Lead Engineer or Software and Controls Engineer.

Integral Powertrain is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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Electrical Technician – Test Systems

  • Full-Time
  • Permanent
  • Milton-Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Competitive

Integral e-Drive, the electric drive division of Integral Powertrain has an immediate opening for an experienced Electrical Technician who will provide Electrical and Instrumentation Support to our growing test team and across the wider business.

Integral e-Drive continuously develop next generation technologies as part of the move towards a more sustainable way of powering vehicles. We work with prestigious manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers, and our engineers create innovative, complex powertrain engineering solutions used for a wide range of applications in passenger and off highway vehicles and motorsport.

You will have the opportunity to work on innovative powertrain projects, playing a vital role in the test and development of next generation engines, hybrid technologies and electric traction motors.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will provide Electrical and Instrumentation Support for Test Systems Hardware and Portable Instrumentation used by our Test and Development team and other Electrical Equipment used throughout the business.
  • You will contribute to the design, build, installation and commissioning of new test systems, you will also renovate and maintain existing test equipment.
  • Industrial Panel Building, Soldering, Electrical installation, commissioning and testing.
  • Maintain CMMS for all fixed and portable instrumentation systems.
  • Carry out measurement systems calibration to fixed and portable instrumentation to traceable standards
  • Assist with Facility infrastructure electrical fault diagnosis, repairs and upgrades.
  • Identification of technical challenges and innovative solutions within a project.
  • Maintain documentation in accordance with the company QA system to a high standard throughout each project.

Person Specification

  • Hold a recognised Electrical qualification.
  • 17th Edition wiring regulations.
  • You will have experience in a similar electrical role within a relevant sector such as industrial machine building/automation or automotive test systems.
  • Highly adaptable, working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to multi task and prioritise critical works.
  • Able to read and interpret technical drawings and electrical schematics.

Integral Powertrain is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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Mechanical Technician – Test Systems

  • Full-Time
  • Permanent
  • Milton-Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Competitive

Integral e-Drive, the electric drive division of Integral Powertrain has an immediate opening for an experienced Mechanical Technician to provide support in the development and maintenance of Test Systems and Portable Rig Equipment used during the testing of our ground-breaking technology.

Integral e-Drive continuously develop next generation technologies as part of the move towards a more sustainable way of powering vehicles. We work with prestigious manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers, and our engineers create innovative, complex powertrain engineering solutions used for a wide range of applications in passenger and off highway vehicles and motorsport.

You will have the opportunity to work on innovative powertrain projects, playing a vital role in the test and development of next generation engines, hybrid technologies and electric traction motors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the design, build, installation and commissioning of new test systems.
  • Assist with Test Facility fault diagnosis, repairs and upgrades.
  • Carry out maintenance duties in order to optimise test equipment reliability.
  • Identification of technical challenges and innovative solutions within a project.
  • Maintain documentation in accordance with the company QA system to a high standard.
  • Provide a proactive approach to maintaining and improving the Health and Safety equipment employed within the Test Department.

Person Specification

  • Hold a relevant engineering qualification such as a HND, HNC or equivalent.
  • Proven experience in a similar Mechanical Technician role within a relevant sector such as industrial machine building/automation or automotive test systems.
  • Strong machine building skills.
  • Basic machining and welding experience.
  • Able to read and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Have a reasonable understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • It would be advantageous for you to have knowledge of basic electrical systems.

Integral Powertrain is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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We want our graduates not just to become excellent engineers, but to be inspired to develop tomorrow’s innovations. Our graduate scheme will help you to do just that. The scheme is tailored to your capabilities and interests and is intended to place emphasis on your strengths.

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What to Expect

The Integral Powertrain graduate scheme lasts for 24 months. We believe this is enough time to make sure you are fully equipped to take on “real life challenges” and while you are training you will also get paid for it… quite competitively.

As a fresh graduate, you may not realise what your strengths are. We will therefore seek to unlock your full potential by making sure you experience every engineering department, including Development, Design, Software and Analysis. This provides you with the opportunity to take on responsibility very quickly, while getting involved in exciting projects and tasks.

Meet Jack

“I initially applied to Integral Powertrain as I was determined to work in the Hybrid/EV automotive sector and I felt a SME would help shape my career in the most effective way. This wasn’t far from the truth as I’ve felt like an integral part of the team since day one, having strongly contributed to several projects.

The most difficult challenge I have faced has been that very little of what I do now was formally taught during my degree (except for the fundamentals having done a degree in Physics) and so the learning curve on the job has been steep, but ultimately rewarding. With the great support here at IP, I can even go as far as saying I’ve learnt more in the past year than I did during my time at university.

Having had the opportunity to work on projects such as the VW I.D. R Pike’s Peak racecar, it has truly been a great experience and as cliché as it may sound, it’s hard to imagine a better start to my career.

I can confidently say I go home content knowing that I’ve learnt something new almost every day!”

Meet James

“I originally applied to Integral Powertrain as I had been searching for graduate schemes in the automotive & motorsport sector and the opportunity of working with e-drives in that field to future proof my career was very exciting.

I have enjoyed the hands-on approach and responsibility that was given to me early on. As the company is growing I have had the chance to be involved in a wide variety of work very early on in my development. The learning curve has been steep, coming from a mechanical engineering background I had a lot to learn on the electronics side.

It’s exciting to be part of a team developing cutting edge technology, particularly seeing all electric power starting to break records previously held by internal combustion powered vehicles, namely the VW I.D. R Pikes Peak hill climb.

By giving responsibility early in the graduate rotation, IP encourages you to take ownership of your work while still making more experienced team members available to offer guidance when needed. My biggest achievement so far has been some research I carried out directly changing the design of the motor for one of our largest projects.

The best reason I can give to encourage others to apply to join our Graduate Scheme is that it is a great opportunity to get involved in developing the future of automotive technology.”

Meet Oliver

“After graduating from Oxford Brookes University, I was on the search for an interesting and challenging position. The graduate scheme at Integral Powertrain drew my attention as they are a company who endeavour to develop new and innovative technology enabling them to produce world class products.

At Integral Powertrain I have found myself surrounded by people who are driven to ensure that the company continues to improve and build on the success it already has. During my time working here it has been interesting to see the company take a more public profile being involved with projects such as the Volkswagen ID-R, a now record holding car.”

Meet Pavlos

“What interested me about Integral Powertrain was their connection to the electric vehicle industry and that their involvement spans from the concept phase all the way to production.

What I have enjoyed most is the undertaking of significant and purposeful work, of which I can gauge the outcomes directly. One of the most exciting developments during my time here has been the successful implementation of two IP motors in the VW I.D. R prototype electric vehicle.

The most rewarding part of my job is being able to work with and learn from the other engineers at IP who have great experience in a variety of industries. My biggest achievement so far was to redesign a problematic piece of tooling used in the wire winding process. The new design had proven to eliminate the prior issues and eliminated the need for replacement parts.”

Development

During the development stage of the graduate scheme, you will work alongside experienced engineers in developing and implementing test procedures.

You will be given opportunities to use your skills and knowledge acquired during your engineering degree by getting involved in supporting the development of quality and validation processes, demonstrating through validation testing and system/features that projects meet all specified requirements.

Design

The design stage of the graduate scheme teaches you how to apply and interpret geometric, dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) and how to design components, systems and products using software tools such as CATIA and other design packages.

Under the guidance of experienced engineers you will investigate mechanical failures or unexpected problems and be encouraged to provide potential solutions.

Software

From the beginning of this stage, you will get involved in model based controls and software development.

You will be asked to use software verification and validation techniques such as MiL, SiL & HiL as well as undertaking programming integration of auto generated embedded software.

Analysis

You will be given the skills and knowledge during this stage of the scheme to allow you to make an impact on the department as soon as you join the team. Having the knowledge of systems such as Abaqus and SIMULIA you will have confidence to interpret and analyse simulation results and data, and make recommendations to design.

What We Expect from You

As well as an outstanding academic record in an Engineering or related scientific subject, you will be creative and have a forward-thinking mentality as well as great passion for automotive engineering.

For us, it is important that your values match those of Integral Powertrain. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates whose personal values match those of the company.

INNOVATIVE & PIONEERING – relentless pursuit of new technology to design and create the best performing systems, offering solutions where none exist.

DEPENDABLE & TRUSTWORTHY – as market leaders we can be trusted to deliver high quality, dependable solutions, customised to your needs through strong, open and transparent collaborations.

RESPONSIVE, PASSIONATE & DEDICATED – deliver competitive advantage by anticipating our clients’ needs.

Our Benefits

Social

We foster a collaborative culture inside and outside of work. Just name it and if we are not doing it, we will definitely give it a go.

Challenge

We offer great opportunities to grow on an individual and professional level in a fast paced and innovative environment. We will be with you all the way!

Wellbeing

Our employees’ wellbeing is important to us! We offer a number of benefits to encourage and help our employees stay fit and healthy: private medical programme, cycle to work scheme, generous holiday allowance and much more.

Other Perks

We know that every penny helps so we have put together a few other benefits to get you that extra mile; company pension, childcare vouchers, employee referral scheme to name a few.