Here at FTT we’re a Living Wage employer. We’re one of 4,700 employers in the UK that believe a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. We think anything less would be abusing our role as a progressive employer, so every one of our team is paid above the Real Living Wage.
What is a Living Wage?
There are three different wage rates to be aware of:
- the minimum wage of £7.38 an hour (for under-25s, set by the government);
- the national living wage of £7.83 (for over 25s, also set by the government);
- and then there is the Real Living Wage of £9 an hour, and £10.55 an hour for those working in London.
These Real Living Wage rates are independently calculated by The Living Wage Foundation, and are based on what people actually need to live. It’s pay that actually covers the cost of living. And they are entirely voluntary. This is the benchmark that we at FTT use. We want everyone who works here to be able to afford to live. It makes sense, right?
It’s a no-brainer to pay our employees fairly. It’s simply the right thing to do. For us, it’s important to recognise the value our team gives to our clients in delivering a great value training service by paying everyone a fair wage.
It also makes great business sense. By treating our employees fairly, we’re investing in our people. Our team are then able to do the best by our clients.