The journey
isn't the only

Reward &

Joining us is about moving forward,
and moving up.

We’re the kind of business that loves to say ‘thank you’ for hard work, great attendance, and… well… for just being you. That means when it comes to rewards and benefits, an exciting career journey really is just the beginning. Here’s just a taste of what’s on offer when you join the WHSmith team.

What’s available to you will depend on which part of our business you join, or which of our brands you’re part of. Either way, there’s genuinely something for everyone - and here’s a quick overview…

For a list of all our International in-market benefits please take a look at our International page here.


If you’re eligible, we’ll enrol you into a pension scheme automatically unless you’re already a member of another scheme.

Flexible Working

If it’s possible, and it works for our business as well as for you, we offer part-time working, compressed working hours, career breaks and job shares.

Family Friendly leave

We have a number of different policies to support big life events including maternity and paternity leave, parental leave and school starter and grandparent leave. We’ve designed them to make sure that you don’t miss out on any of those special moments.

Private Medical

For some grades in our business, we offer private medical cover as an additional benefit.

Season Ticket Loans

We know that travelling to work can be expensive, which is why we offer an interest free loan to help make your journey that little bit easier.

Company Car Allowance

We provide either a car or a car allowance for certain roles, but this will depend on the job you do or the grade you’re at.

Electric vehicle charging

We offer electric vehicle charging points for all of our Swindon Support Office colleagues.

Sharesave Scheme

Our brilliant Sharesave Scheme gives you the opportunity to buy WHSmith shares at a fixed discounted price.

Big ‘thank you’s’!

We appreciate that our success is down to the talent and commitment of our teams. So, we offer lots of service recognition awards that celebrate milestones in your career with us - and give us a chance to say a big ‘thank you’!

Extra Benefits

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The Smithies

The Smithies – our annual awards – are all about our amazing people, recognising outstanding achievements across our Travel, International and High Street Support Centres.

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Every year, we invite our people to nominate brilliant teams and people around the business. We announce the shortlist and open up the vote, so our people get to decide who deserves each award most!

We take an afternoon out at our Support Centres in Swindon and London, to take a look back at the best moments of the year and cheer on all our nominees and winners across the 11 award categories.

Our winners don’t just get a round of applause. Each winner receives a trophy from our CEO, champagne and a monetary prize.