Our Benefits

Our compensation and benefits offering is aimed at attracting and retaining our talent ensuring the future success of our business. We support a Total Reward Philosophy that rewards each employee based on performance and contribution and which encourages our employees to be involved, engaged, supported and motivated in their roles.

We do this because we recognise that continued long-term business success depends on the commitment of our employees to embrace and live our core values.

 

Work/Life Benefits

Employee Discounts

Marriage Leave

Recognition Awards

Pension Scheme

 

 

Health & Wellbeing

Employee Assistance Programme

Cycle to Work Scheme

VDU Screening

Healthcare

 

 

Career Progression

Educational Support

Professional Memberships & Subscriptions

Career Break

Study Leave

Work/Life Benefits

Employee Discounts

Employees and their families have access to hundreds of discounts across a wide range of day-to-day items such as clothing, travel, sport and electronics, as well as high savings on products such as holidays, financial, insurance and tax areas.

 

Taxsaver Commuter Tickets

Any Tax-saver commuter tickets purchased by Coillte for Dublin Bus, Iarnród Éireann or  Luas services result in a tax reduction for the employee.

 

Marriage Leave

Employees with 12 months service are entitled to five days paid leave.

 

Recognition Awards

The Coillte Recognition Programme is designed to recognise those behaviours and achievements that go over and above normal job responsibilities and expectations. They are to recognise extra effort, a team success, great service, a smart idea or a job really well done, all key ingredients to us in meeting and exceeding our overall business goals.

 

Pension

Upon joining, employees are automatically enrolled onto our Defined Contribution (DC) Pension Scheme.  There are three options available in terms of contribution rates.  The DC scheme also provides for life assurance plus a return of the member’s retirement account and was recently awarded the Pension Quality Standards award.

 

Maternity Leave

Employees are entitled to receive full pay during the initial 26 weeks of Maternity Leave.

 

Paternity leave

Employees are entitled to two weeks leave with full pay.

 

Health & Wellbeing

Employee Assistance Programme

The Coillte Employee Assistance Programme is a free, confidential and independent resource to help employees balance work, family and personal life.  Available any time, any day by phone, email or online the services provides information, resources and counselling on any of the challenges that life may bring

 

Cycle to Work Scheme

The government initiative enables Coillte to support employees in purchasing a bicycle up to a maximum of €1,000. As this is not liable for benefit in kind and is exempt from tax, employees PRSI and any income levies it provides a potential saving to our employees.

 

VDU Screening

If glasses are required for either general or VDU use we will reimburse a sum to cover the cost of the eye test and allocate a contribution towards the glasses prescribed.

 

Healthcare

As a Coillte employee, you will have access to the services of an external Financial Services Advisor on Health Insurance who are best placed to guide you through the myriad of plans now available in the market.

 

 

Career Progression

Educational Support

Eligible employees can apply for support towards furthering their education.  This will enhance their knowledge and skill set. It will also add value to their role within Coillte.

 

Professional Memberships & Subscriptions

To maintain industry knowledge and engagement with peers and/or professional bodies, subscription funding is available for work-related professional bodies.

 

Career Break

Coillte offers employees the opportunity to take up to two career breaks between 1 – 5 years in duration, throughout their employment. This provides employees with the opportunity to travel, start a new business venture, complete further education or get involved in voluntary/charitable work.

 

Study Leave

Employees completing exams can also receive up to 5 days paid leave per calendar year on top of exam dates.

Discover Our Business

We run three high potential businesses, Forestry, Land Solutions and Medite Smartply, which delivered earnings (EBITDA) of €98.3 million in 2016.