AgencyUK is an agency that supports, nurtures and cares for everyone. From the bigger events such as charity walks and abseils to the smaller amenities like ensuring free breakfast and fruit are provided daily. AUK proves to its employees that they have their wellness at heart.
I’m Megan, Paid Media Manager at AUK and I started working here in October 2021 after leaving the busy London life to move closer to my family and friends. After COVID-19 and working at home at my kitchen table for the past two years, it was important for me to find a workplace where I can go back to working collaboratively, contribute to my development and most importantly feel valued. After my first interview, I knew that AUK puts people and its employees first.
I recently watched a film called ‘The Brand New Testament’ that spoke about the concept of working as ‘renting your time out’. Your employer essentially pays for your weekly time to work for them. You wouldn’t rent out something that isn’t worth your time or money, so ensure that the time you rent is worth it for you. I think wellness and wellbeing is key in this.
Since joining I have (but not limited to) – been offered the flexibility of hybrid working; taken full advantage of the free fruit, breakfast, tea and coffee; been on an incredible camping trip to Wales where we spent some well-earned time out in nature team building and canoeing; walked the London Moonwalk marathon for “Walk the Walk” charity; watched our AUK bees enjoy their new home in the AUK hives and joined the first cohort of AUK’s new initiative called “Agency for All”.
“Agency for All” is an amazing programme run by Systemic Team Coach Victoria Coxen and Psychotherapist Carolyn Bird. The aim is to guide AUK’s employees into exploring and understanding themselves as individuals, how we connect and build meaningful human relationships with our team and peers, and then how that affects the wider agency and business. It’s about being the best version of ourselves in order to strengthen the team from the inside.
This scheme has been a success, with everyone finding it insightful and appreciating the time to come away from work to sit and think about ourselves and our feelings. We look forward to everyone in the agency benefiting from this experience.
Working for AUK makes me feel confident, comfortable and valued and I’m excited to see what else AUK have in the pipeline to ensure we all have positive wellbeing… I’ve heard rumours of a summer BBQ and beekeeper training!