Apollo is proud to receive the Living Wage Accreditation

Published: 09 July 2021

At Apollo, we are delighted to achieve the Living Wage Accreditation. In line with the ethos of the accreditation, we strongly believe that ‘a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay’ – and that every employee should earn enough to live on.

The aim of the Living Wage Foundation, who provides the voluntary accreditation, is in synergy with Apollo’s core values of Safety, Care and Trust. We deeply care for our people and believe that they are our biggest asset, which is why we have previously implemented many employee centric programmes:

  • Several generous performance bonuses
  • Health Shield (contributes to cost of medical cover) 
  • Employee Assistance Programme (to support mental well-being)

What does the Living Wage Accreditation mean to Apollo and our employees?

The Living Wage Accreditation means that no employee at Apollo now earns less than £9.50 per hour, which is significantly higher than the minimum wage of £8.36 per hour. This hourly rate excludes bonuses, which are paid on top of the standard wage. 

Ian Cornelius, Managing Director of Apollo, states: “Apollo has always tried to reward our employees for their hard work. We strongly believe that if the company is doing well, then our employees, who have helped to get us to where we are, should also do well.  Adhering to the Living Wage Accreditation  enables us to do this.

We also hope that the accreditation will help us to retain our already loyal employees, as well as attract new talent into the business moving forward by distinguishing us from other businesses”.

Apollo is one of the three employers to have the accreditation in the B77 postcode.  

Further information on the Living Wage Accreditation 

The Living Wage is independently calculated each year based on living costs and accredited employers choose to go further by paying all their staff, including subcontracted staff, a real Living Wage.

Further information on the Living Wage Accreditation can be found at www.livingwage.org.uk