Tessella will reimburse reasonable travel and accommodation expenses for candidates attending interviews. However, there are geographical differences and restrictions, which are outlined below.

Expenses will normally be reimbursed at the time of your interview. In exceptional circumstances, we will forward the payment to you within 5 working days. In case this happens, make sure you can cover the cost of your return journey.

UK

  • Valid VAT receipts must be produced to cover all costs, except petrol.
  • If you travel by car or motorcycle, we will refund your petrol costs at 20p per mile.
  • The cost of travel by train or bus will be reimbursed, as long as it is second class.
  • Taxi charges will not be covered, unless there are exceptional circumstances such as a rail or bus strike.
  • Car hire charges will not be covered, unless you obtain our prior authorization. The cost of car hire, plus petrol at 9p a mile, should be less than the cost of public transport for us to agree to it.
  • If you want us to pay for you to travel by air, you will need our prior authorization. We would normally only agree to it if the cost of air travel is comparable to public transport, and/or a significant time saving would be made.
  • For UK candidates, second interviews are held in Abingdon. If you need to stay overnight you will need to obtain Tessella’s prior approval. We will cover overnight expenses up to £80 to include bed and evening meal.

US

  • For candidates living within 90 minutes drive of the interviewing office, costs are limited to the prevailing IRS mileage rate, currently 48.5c per mile.
  • Candidates living further from the office will be told a travel budget based on rail or air fares, taxi costs, and local hotel prices. They are then expected to make their own arrangements. Expenses incurred by candidates will be reimbursed up to the given limit. Receipts for all parts of the trip are required, including taxis and meals.
  • Reimbursement will be by check, mailed within two weeks.

Netherlands

  • If you travel by car or motorcycle, your costs will be reimbursed at the rate of €0.19 per kilometre.
  • The cost of travel by train or bus will be reimbursed, as long as it is economy class.
  • Valid receipts must be produced to cover all claims except petrol. When an OV-chipkaart is used, a printed extract of the use of the card should be used as receipt, and the journeys made for the interview should be clearly marked.
  • Taxi charges will not be covered, unless there are exceptional circumstances such as a rail or bus strike.
  • Car hire charges are not normally covered, unless you obtain our prior authorization. The cost of car hire, plus petrol, should be less than the cost of public transport for us to agree to it.
  • For NL candidates, second interviews are held in Abingdon in the UK. We will book and pay for the flights, travel to the office and accommodation.