Life at Arco

The size and scale of Arco means we can offer you many opportunities to progress and move around in your career. Not just in one area of safety or a particular speciality, but into fresh and interesting paths and exciting new roles too.

You’ll also be offered a wide range of employee benefits, development and training opportunities, and the chance to work with and learn from some of the UK’s leading experts in their sectors.

Employee Benefits


Competitive pay

Fair pay, a real living wage, and a yearly review of all salaries

Pension scheme

Our stakeholder pension scheme pays an employer contribution of up to 8%, and is a simple, low cost, tax efficient way to save for your retirement.

Uncapped Commission Schemes

Many of our sales roles now benefit from an uncapped commission scheme based on the ATC of their customers

Bonus scheme

We feel our people should be rewarded for high performance, therefore our employees in non-sales roles can earn a bonus of either up to 10% or up to 17% depending on their job grade

Holiday purchase

Purchase up to 5 days extra holiday each year on top of your annual allowance of 24 days and spread the cost over 12 months.

Long-term service awards

We’re proud to have employees who have worked for us for over 40 years. We reward long-term service with incentives at certain points.

Life Assurance

Our life assurance cover provides a lump sum of your salary to your loved ones should you pass away whilst being a scheme member.

Employee Referral Scheme

We’ll pay you £250 if you refer a friend or family member who is then successfully employed at Arco

Cycle to Work Scheme

This Government-backed initiative enables you to save on the cost of a bike and cycling safety accessories for cycling to work.


Eyecare vouchers

Access to eyecare vouchers which reimburse you for eye tests or the purchase of glasses.

Employee Assistance Programme

Free, confidential, impartial telephone service offering 24-hour wellbeing and mental health assistance to anyone needing personal support. We also have over 100 mental health first aiders and provide access to counselling for families.

Lifestyle and giving back

Arco Voice

Become part of our very own Equality, Diversity and Inclusion community, who meet regularly to discuss how we can be a better employer for all of our people.

2 volunteer days

Every year we give 2 additional paid days leave to go into the community and volunteer for a project or charity that means the most to you.

Wow Points

Wow points can be exchanged for a huge range of rewards like shopping cards and cinema tickets.

Diversity & Inclusion

Everyone is welcome at Arco, no matter who you are. Our business is fully committed to creating a truly inclusive, diverse and equal working environment for all of our employees, as well as our customers and suppliers.

Our employees are the heartbeat of our generational, family business. For our employees to achieve great things, we have created a culture throughout our 135+ year history which allows our employees to make critical business decisions that positively affect our future.

We believe that the culture we have created not only allows our employees to thrive but also allows us to deliver the very best service to our customers, which is what makes us the UK’s leading safety experts.

Arco Voice

Arco Voice is an employee-led forum, which gives every one of our people across our business a voice.

Made up of a diverse cross section of employee representatives from each business area, Arco Voice meets throughout the year to allow all employees the opportunity to help inform our decisions and shape our business.

We’re always looking for ways to improve as an employer, and many of our employee initiatives have been born from discussions within Arco Voice meetings. Could you be the next member of our Arco Voice community?

Inclusion Network

Our Inclusion Network is an informal drop-in-style event that takes place each month to allow our employees to discuss a variety of topics as a respectful, non-judgmental, and constructive group.

The network allows diversity to be represented, respected and celebrated across our business, and gives an opportunity to all Arco employees to discuss sensitive topics and educate others.

Training, Learning & Development

We have invested heavily in building an industry-leading learning and development team, focused on providing all our employees with internal, purpose-built training. Coupled with external qualifications which we fund, we have created a development-focused culture of learning, enabling our employees to maximise their potential.

We have development funds to support learning and multi-skilling and to help all our people to gain a variety of licences. We also invest heavily in leadership progression skills.

Great examples of our investment in our people include all our Sales team are given the opportunity to complete a fully funded level 4 accreditation with the Institute of Sales Professionals and many of our people have also completed industry-related qualifications such as IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health).

Many of our people choose to work for us for many years, enjoying progression in their chosen field and across a wide and diverse range of different career paths within our business.