Sports and Social committees
IFDS has active Sports and Social Committees across the organisation who organise an array of events.
These events include theatre trips, quiz nights, trips abroad, football tournaments, bowling nights and numerous other sport and social activities.
The Sports and Social Committees help negotiate excellent staff discounts too, such as with gyms, local retailers, restaurants and all sorts of other leisurely indulgences.
If it's a bit of retail therapy you are looking for then great, because IFDS brings the high street to you! We have visiting retailers selling everything from greetings cards and jewellery to clothing and remote control toys!
The Group Forum
The Group Forum is an international group of employee representatives who act as a conduit between the colleague base and corporate level to discuss companywide issues. These issues range from clarity around business reorganisation and grading structures, corporate branding and prices in the canteens. The Forum essentially offers a platform for the employee voice to be heard so they can better engage with the Business.
Community Investment and Charity
IFDS has several dedicated and active Charity Committees that regularly meet to organise events so we can all be big-hearted and give something back. Each year the Committee actively supports a chosen charity and IFDS also operates a ‘Give As You Earn’ (GAYE) scheme which allows you to donate to charity directly from your gross salary.
Our on-site facilities vary between sites but include a subsidised restaurant/deli bar offering everything from hot meals and soups to fresh salads and paninis. Look out for special offers and themed food days! Our Adams House site offers tea and coffee making facilities, microwaves, fridge/freezers and food vending machines.
Amongst many other things, IFDS have funded a Christmas party for homeless 16-25 year olds, been actively involved in Wildlife conservation, and had numerous employees get stuck into vigorous and physically demanding challenges to raise money for various charities.