UKGI is committed to bringing together and developing the best talent from both the Civil Service and the private sector.
UKGI provides staff with the opportunity to work on a variety of diverse projects across its broad business portfolio, and access a range of learning and development opportunities. Depending on the size of the business /project and nature of the role, employees can expect to work on a number of workstreams simultaneously. Whatever their background and experience, everyone will be given the opportunity to improve their skills and develop their career during their time at UKGI.
As the centre of excellence for corporate finance and governance in government, UKGI offers a wide range of learning and development opportunities. Employees will have access to:
- technical training, including corporate finance courses;
- personal development, leadership and skills training;
- a UKGI seminar programme;
- the Corporate Finance Profession, details here;
- mentoring and coaching.
Diversity and Inclusion
At UKGI, we value a diverse workforce and inclusive culture where all employees feel included, empowered and able to bring their full selves to work. Employing people from different backgrounds and with unique and different experiences and perspectives helps us develop better ideas and to be a stronger and more successful business. It also supports and strengthens UKGI’s culture and reinforces the company as a great place to work. Our goal is to be a company which is open and accessible, recruiting unique, diverse and talented people.
UKGI diversity and inclusion efforts focus on:
- Leading and managing inclusively
- Creating opportunities that enable development and learning
- Creating a work environment where all staff feel involved and valued
We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants, provided they meet the criteria of the post and confirm on their application, their eligibility for the guaranteed interview scheme.
Why work for UKGI?
Quote from Robert Swannell, Chairman:
“Our ambition is that UKGI will be a stepping stone in the careers of all outstanding corporate financiers, offering them the chance to develop their understanding of the UK government by working on some of its most interesting and complex tasks.
“UKGI’s blend of staff offers a rare opportunity for those with investment banking, legal, private equity and consulting experience to work alongside senior UK government officials, and thereby gain deep experience of how the UK government works and UK government policy.
“We work on the boundary of the public and private sectors, with regular interaction with ministers, parliament and Whitehall departments. We do this in an energetic and collaborative working environment, where employees are engaged on complex, high profile projects but where we still achieve a good life/work balance.
“We provide a wide variety of corporate finance and corporate governance services and in doing so, offer many opportunities for individuals to increase the depth and breadth of their experience to take back with them to their respective institutions.”
UKGI jobs will be advertised when available on this site and at the Civil Service Jobs website.
In addition, UKGI is continually on the lookout for top candidates from both public and private sector backgrounds because, in a fast moving environment where new projects are regularly identified and new priorities set, posts sometimes need to be filled at short notice. If you wish to find out more about opportunities at UKGI, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working at UKGI
David Barnett, Corporate Finance Manager
“It has been excellent to gain exposure to such varied and fascinating work. UKGI is also very proactive on staff development, including strong support for learning and development and a corporate objective that staff move to a better role when they leave UKGI than the one vacated when they started.
“Given my own future plans, this is a perfect fit and refreshingly open compared to previous organisations with which I have worked. There is a good work life balance coupled with exposure to interesting work, the like of which would usually only be accessible in roles associated with long and unpredictable working hours.”
Simardeep Soor, Corporate Finance Manager
“Leading work streams in large complex deals has developed my confidence in communicating to a range of stakeholders, my project management skills and my organisational skills.
“I have also developed my ability to think through complex situations and consider wider implications of projects, such as the impact on economy and society, as well as legal, regulatory and media considerations. Lastly, working with departments across government has provided me with a useful insight into how broader government works.”
Edward Emerson, Assistant Director
“UKGI can offer work that is complex, important and focussed on making things better. There is also a great variety to the projects we work on, which I enjoy, and the calibre of my colleagues and clients is exceptional – it’s a great place to learn about government and corporate finance and governance in a political context.”