APA makes a number of benefits available to its employees:
Learning & Development
APA is committed to fostering an environment where our people’s contribution is valued and knowledge and experience is shared. We do this by providing opportunities to enhance your personal and professional capabilities and skills. At APA we have established a Learning & Development framework to support your career progression and ensure your skills are up to date in line with business requirements.
APA has an Assisted Education policy which offers financial support and time off work to encourage our people to undertake formal education and development opportunities. This can be done through courses of approved study that are relevant to the business and to the development of the employee’s career within APA. They can be either at university, TAFE College, through a correspondence course, conference, seminar or workshop designed to enhance or develop job related skills and abilities.
Flexible work practices
APA has a flexible work practices policy to enable our people to make workplace arrangements that provide greater work/life balance opportunities. These include:
- Permanent Part Time Work
- Job Share
- Working from Home
- Flexible Working Hours
- Purchasing Leave
- Career Break
Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program has been designed to provide access to confidential counselling or advice with work-related issues or personal issues including work relationships, conflict resolution, harassment or bullying grief, loss and bereavement, depression and anxiety. This is available to everyone who works at APA.
Salary continuance insurance
As part of our employee package, APA offer’s the peace of mind of having an income stream in the event of total or temporary disability as the result of an unexpected illness or accident.
Health benefit discounts through Medibank Private
APA has negotiated special rates with Medibank Private to enable our employees to have affordable health cover.
APA also encourages a healthy lifestyle for our employees and provides sponsorship for employees to participate in the annual Global Corporate Challenge event.
Paid parental leave
At APA we want to support and encourage our employees to stay with the company for the longer term. We offer 14 weeks paid parental leave.
We encourage our employees to recommend qualified and talented candidates for vacant positions in the company. There are monetary rewards applied to any referral which goes on to become a successful application.
Supporting Women in the Workplace
APA has put in place programs to support, attract and retain women in our workforce. For example 100% of women who take parental leave come back to work for us afterwards.
At APA we are committed to ensuring that people are not bullied, harassed or experience discrimination in the company. The Fair Treatment@APA Program has been designed to ensure that our employees know their obligations and what is and isn’t acceptable. All our people are expected to participate in the program.
Improving Financial Literacy
APA employees have access to Money 101, an online program to help people take control of their finances by building skills in financial planning, wealth management, budgeting, transition to retirement and superannuation.