Why choose UKGI?

Benefits and support

Financial and wellbeing benefits available for UKGI employees*:

Developing your career

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. 

Structured learning

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. We also offer management and leadership programmes and seminar masterclasses on a range of technical, skills-based and behavioural topics for all staff.

Development conversations

We will do as much as we can to support your development needs and career aspirations. This starts with an annual development conversation between you, your line manager and L&D, which prompts structured learning suggestions, considerations for assigning work to you, and suggestions of other sources of development such as our mentoring and reverse mentoring scheme.

Career pathways

To support your development and career aspirations, you will have access to the Career Pathways which define what you need to do to perform within your role, make a lateral move or to progress upwards, with specific education, exposure and experience signposted to help you achieve your goals.

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We have apprenticeships available if you would like to gain a formal qualification whilst working at UKGI.

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Professional membership

We pay the professional subscriptions for your membership of recognised professional bodies relevant to your work.

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Build your networks

Your exposure to the UKGI leadership team, Board and senior Whitehall colleagues will be extensive, both informally and through optional mentoring and reverse mentoring schemes. Undoubtedly, the network and experience gained at UKGI will be invaluable to your future career.

Workplace culture

Making UKGI a great place to work:

Creating job satisfaction

Enabling you to get the best from your work:

Impacting society

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

Empowered to deliver

UKGI is a small organisation with relatively flat structure and our teams are empowered to drive forward projects and ideas.

Collaborative teams

You will work collaboratively with highly motivated and professional colleagues from a range of Civil Service and private sector backgrounds, with each team member bringing their unique skills and perspective to the team. Most colleagues work on multiple projects, meaning learnings can be shared across the organisation.

Transparent communication

We have structures in place to enable a two-way conversation with senior management and between peers, including strategy days, surveys, meetings, networks and Q&A sessions, to ensure colleagues’ voices are heard and views are acted upon to make UKGI a great place to work.

Embrace your passions

UKGI’s different networks and workstreams enable colleagues to work on initiatives that interest them, such as diversity & inclusion, mental health and wellbeing or corporate social responsibility.

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

** Subject to qualifying criteria