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Welcome to UCB in the United Kingdom

The Benefits of Working at UCB

Personal Development and Leadership

At UCB, you'll be empowered to take ownership of your own performance, training and development by setting "smart" objectives, taking into account company goals and your aspirations. 

We consider leadership throughout the company to be an important enabler of our priorities and culture. To train and develop leadership skills, we offer a number of programmes designed to:

  • Help you understand your styles and strengths, and the skills needed to develop
  • Enable you to facilitate and implement change in the organisation
  • Encourage you to take ownership of initiatives
  • Develop your capacity to lead teams successfully towards shared objectives

In addition to leadership training, UCB has a comprehensive learning and development portfolio to support your development, alongside other programmes such as mentoring, coaching and international assignments.

Total Reward

When you join UCB you’ll see our emphasis lies on recognising the delivery of impactful results. In this respect, acknowledging and rewarding success is fundamental for us at UCB.
Our compensation and benefits programs include: 

  • Competitive salaries
  • Bonuses linked to results
  • Comprehensive health, wellness and retirement benefits.

We aspire to attract, hire, develop and retain exceptional talent. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to enable an environment of personal development and growth. 

Global Recognition Programme

This programme enables employees around UCB globally to recognise, acknowledge, and celebrate colleagues who consistently demonstrate and uphold our company values, drive company goals, and go above and beyond in their contributions to the company’s success.



UCB provides a number of core benefits, which enable you to tailor benefits to suit your individual circumstances.

  • Pension

All permanent employees are entitled to join the Group Personal Pension Plan. The company makes a competitive contribution on top of employee contributions.

  • Healthcare

All employees are offered comprehensive healthcare insurance. This core benefit can be extended to include dependents through the Flexible Benefits scheme.

  • Life and disability insurance

This core benefit provided by the company can be adapted through the Flexible Benefits scheme.

  • Other flexible benefits

Includes life assurance to support dependents, dental insurance, health screens and critical illness cover. Travel insurance and a Cycle to Work scheme are also available.

  • Car or car allowance

For eligible employees.

Long-term Incentives

UCB employees can share in the company’s long-term success through the granting of stock awards for eligible employees and the opportunity for all employees to become shareholders through our UK Share Incentive Plan.


Your wellbeing is extremely important to us. Through our UK Employee Wellbeing Strategy we aim to create and sustain a working environment and culture in which people are happy, healthy, safe and enabled to thrive. 

We provide a flexible work environment for all employees. There are opportunities for homeworking, flexible working and up to five additional days annual leave can be purchased, if desired, through our flexible benefits scheme.

We offer support for parents through enhanced maternity and shared parental leave and a parental mentoring scheme to support parents at various stages of parental leave.

The Employee Assistance Programme provides a 24-hour telephone helpdesk service, and face-to-face counselling where needed, offering information, support and counselling on work and personal matters.