Refer a Friend

If you know someone who’d be great working at Anchor Hanover, did you realise you could earn up to £250* for recommending them?

Our Refer a Friend scheme is open to existing Anchor Hanover colleagues to make a recommendation – and every month, new colleagues start their careers with us after being referred by a friend or family member.

Anchor Hanover gains a new member of the team who comes recommended by you, and you receive £100 once they start work and another £150 after they’ve been with us three months.

You don’t have to refer someone to work in the same team or location as you – they can work anywhere in the organisation, and there’s no limit on how many people you can refer either!

If you know someone who would be a great asset to Anchor Hanover, refer them as a friend today and you could earn up to £250.

It pays to work with friends!

For any questions about the process, you can email ReferAFriend@anchor.org.uk 

*Terms and Conditions apply (see below). Amounts paid are subject to tax and National Insurance.

How it works – it’s as easy as 1-2-3

  1. Send your friend a link to one of our external job vacancies listed on the jobs site for existing colleagues (click on the ‘email to a friend’ link at the bottom of the role information, then provide your friend’s name and email, and your name, email and employee number)
  2. Your friend applies for the job and provides your name as the referrer
  3. If your friend is offered the job, you’ll receive £100 when they start work (paid on your next payslip). Plus you’ll get another £150 when they’ve been with us three months 

For any questions about the process, you can email ReferAFriend@anchor.org.uk 

If the person you refer is subsequently employed, you will be entitled to a bonus as follows:

  1. £100 after the referred candidate is successful at interview and employment commences
  2. £150 once the applicant has successfully completed three months’ employment
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These amounts will be paid through the Payroll as soon as is practicable following the above trigger points and will be subject to tax and National Insurance.

Exemptions
Only active, permanent (full-time or part-time) employees may receive a financial award.  The following are not able to refer and are exempt from any bonus payments outlined in this scheme:

  • If you are employed as an agency worker or contractor
  • If you’re an agency worker or contractor and not paid by Anchor Hanover
  • A member of the Human Resources team
  • Colleagues on a bank/casual contract
  • Band 8+ colleagues and above

If you are the hiring manager and part of the recruitment process the “Relationships at Work” Policy must be followed throughout.

Terms
The payment terms only apply to referrals made after 27 March 2020. Any referrals made before that date will not be eligible for the scheme bonus.

For you to receive the bonus the following terms must be satisfied:

  • The position can be either permanent or fixed-term contract. Agency contracts are not included
  • The scheme is only available for the introduction of new employees.  If the applicant has been employed previously, there has to be an interval of at least 12 months between their employment at Anchor Hanover
  • Only one referral scheme bonus will be paid for each new employee hired. If more than one eligible employee refers the same applicant (and is subsequently employed), the employee referral scheme bonus will be paid to the employee whose name is submitted on the application
  • The bonus is not available if the individual has already made an application to Anchor Hanover and this was received before the referral was made
  • There is no limit on the number of referrals that you can make. However, any referral must be made in good faith, clearly demonstrating that the applicant has the specific skills and experience to apply for the role available
  • Both the referring employee and the applicant must be employed by Anchor Hanover Group at the time of any payment. Where either party’s contract of employment is under notice of termination (for any reason) at the time the payment is due, we retain full discretion not to pay the bonus


Process
Send your friend a link to one of our external job vacancies listed on the jobs site for existing colleagues at https://apply.anchor.org.uk/internal_careers/vacancies/ (click on the ‘email to a friend’ button at the bottom of the role information – this button will only appear for roles which are open to external applicants).

You’ll then be asked to provide:

  • Your friend’s name and email
  • Your name, email and employee number

Your friend then provides your name as the referrer on their online application.

Please note that the previous process of submitting an email to the Refer a Friend mailbox when you referred someone will no longer be valid for payments from 1 October 2021.