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As part of being a great place to work, at Meridian we offer our employees a range of great benefits and enhanced employment provisions - making life better and easier, for you and your family.

Your development

Meridian’s Organisational Development and Technical Training teams take care of most of the learning and development (L&D) needs of our people – from induction and on-boarding and throughout their careers with us. We get that people need to be able to continue learning and adapting.

We offer a range of programmes that focus on self-development, management, and leadership and may provide leave and support for relevant external study.

We also know that the learning that has the most impact is the stuff we learn ‘on the job’. That’s why we have a 70:20:10 approach to L&D: 70% on the job training and development; 20% feedback and coaching; and 10% - structured courses & workshops.

Extra leave

  • Company leave – 3 days extra paid leave for the period between Christmas and New Year.
  • Bought Leave – the ability to ‘purchase’ up to an additional 12 days leave, by salary sacrifice.
  • Parental Leave – above-minimum provisions - a top-up to government-paid parental leave, annual leave following parental leave paid at your normal rate, 2 weeks paid partner’s leave.

Health and wellbeing

  • Southern Cross – Discounted healthcare insurance premiums via Southern Cross.
  • Marram – become a Marram member to access affordable holiday homes and low-cost medical insurance.
  • Flu Immunisations – Company-funded flu immunisation, to ward off those bugs.
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) – Access to confidential support for problems/issues outside of work.
  • Wellbeing and Fun – locally-organised events and activities for our people to enjoy.


  • MyShare – Buy your own your own slice of Meridian via our competitive employee share plan.
  • Insurance – Company-funded Life, Trauma, and Income Protection insurance for most employees, plus top-ups at competitive rates.
  • KiwiSaver – Save for the future - we’ll match your contributions up to 4%.
  • Become a Meridian customer – We offer a special discount for employees who are or become a Meridian customer.
  • Banking and Financial Advice - Special banking packages with lower rates and access to financial advice.
  • Purchasing discounts – A card which gives you access to discounts from a range of external companies.