Benefits and opportunities

Benefits and reward

There are different financial and work-life balance benefits available for UKGI employees*:

Development Opportunities

Colleagues are given opportunities to develop their career whilst doing work with significant social, economic and political impact:

Why work for UKGI?

UKGI brings in individuals from a broad range of professional backgrounds and equips them with the necessary skills to be successful. Colleagues were asked to talk about how working at UKGI has helped them in their career development, here’s what they said. 

Work opportunities

At UKGI, we provide the government with expertise in corporate finance and governance. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of fascinating assignments giving you exposure to the unique work that we do in government. Your work may involve selling a significant government asset, acting as the shareholder for a government-owned company, advising departments on their contingent liabilities exposures or advising on a strategy for an important UK company that is in distress.

Making a difference

Your work makes a real and meaningful impact and serves the national interest.

Working as a team

Collaborating with highly motivated and professional colleagues from a range of Civil Service and private sector backgrounds.

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Learning and development

We invest heavily in a broad-ranging L&D programme to support your development and build the pipeline of talent for our future. We provide bespoke corporate governance and corporate finance training, developed with and delivered by the Institute of Directors and Fitch. We also offer a mentoring and reverse mentoring scheme, management and leadership programmes and seminar masterclasses on a range of technical, skills-based and behavioural topics for all staff.

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Ensuring your development

We will do as much as we can to take your development needs and career aspirations into account when we assign work to you; we expect you to be flexible about the projects in which you are involved.

Our size limits opportunities for vertical progression for everybody – you will be supported to develop laterally and to find a promotion opportunity within UKGI or elsewhere if you feel the time is right to move on.

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Networking opportunities

UKGI is a small organisation with a flat structure. This means that your exposure to the UKGI leadership team, Board and senior Whitehall colleagues will be extensive. Undoubtedly, the network and experience gained at UKGI will be invaluable to your future career.

Culture and Support

The different types of benefits available help to make UKGI a great place to work:

* Employees joining on secondment will keep the terms and conditions of their employer.

** Subject to qualifying criteria