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Refer A Friend.

Worker referral scheme.

As a Thrive employee, you can refer a friend as a worker to Thrive Group and once they have completed 12 full* weeks of work, you will receive a voucher for the below amount:

  • £100 - Industrial and Commercial Candidates

  • £150 - Forklift Drivers.

  • £250 - HGV Drivers.

*T&Cs Apply - see further details below.

There is no limit to how many referrals can be made by one individual, so get going and start recommending your friends today.

Refer a friend.

​Simply fill in the following form to recommend your friend or family member to us:

Terms and Conditions.

To become eligible for the Thrive Employee Referral Scheme, the person referred (the Referee) must become a Thrive “A” Grade Worker, this means that they need to work 12 weeks of minimum 37.5 hours per week, so 450 hours for 12 consecutive weeks. The clock can only pause during the 12 weeks for the below:

  • Pre booked holiday.

  • Company closure due to shut down.

  • Change in client requirement.

The Referee must also still be working for us at time of completion period unless:

  • They are taken permanent by the client.

  • Company closure due to shut down.

Vouchers are only to be paid upon completion of the above criteria. The vouchers will be for the following amount dependant on the job that the Referee is doing:

  • £100 - Industrial and Commercial Candidates.

  • £150 - Forklift Drivers.

  • £250 - HGV Drivers.

There is no limit to how many referrals made by 1 individual, but they must be a Thrive Group employee.

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