The Living Wage Foundation
KYOCERA Document Solutions UK is proud to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation. The Foundation was formed in 2001 and works to celebrate and recognise the responsible leadership shown by Living Wage Employers and to support employers to incorporate the Living Wage into organisational structures long term. Since then, the campaign has impacted over 45,000 employees and put over £210 million into the pockets of some of the lowest paid workers in the UK.
Paying the Living Wage is a recognised sign of good practice in employment.
Cycle to Work Scheme
Employees have the opportunity to purchase bicycles under a Cycle to Work Scheme, which provides tax-free, interest-free access to cycles and accessories.
As we acquire new offices, we make sure they are equipped with cycle racks (where possible) and showers for the convenience of staff. In Reading, we also take part in the borough-wide Cycle Challenge each year.
Bring your Children to Work day
Work-life balance is an important aspect of a healthy and productive workplace, and children with working parents watch them leave for work every day with little idea of where they go or what they do when they get there. In 2012, KYOCERA Document Solutions UK instigated Bring Your Children to Work day to give the children of its staff the opportunity to visit the office and become familiar with the place where their parents work. This was such a success that it was repeated in 2013, this time on Christmas Eve.
It's clear from the photos that the children had a great time. Colleagues Kit Cheung and Michelle Dunn kindly supervised them so that their parents could get on with their work, too!
In 2012, KYOCERA initiated the development of a new apprenticeship programme for the printer and copier industry. Training manager Ian Allen worked with CompTIA, Pearson in Practice and other print solutions vendors to develop the programme, giving every manufacturer the opportunity to shape the specifications of the programme, so it's designed by the industry for the industry.
KYOCERA's first two apprentices, Jordan Church and Thomas Parsley, joined the programme at its launch and are undergoing a combination of classroom learning and on-the-job training designed to last at least 12 months. They have recently completed the CompTIA Network+ Accreditation.