Diversity and inclusion

Our vision for the workplace is one in which people with different perspectives are heard and valued, traditional barriers are removed, and all employees feel they can be themselves at work. 

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Our strategy

The FT Group is committed to becoming a more diverse organisation and promoting inclusion as both an employer and a publisher. Our first ever D&I annual report (to be published in February 2021) provides an update on the actions we took last year to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

Reporting our pay gaps

Since 2017, we have published annual gender pay gap reports for the UK. Our gender pay gap has continued to shrink as more women take on senior roles across the FT. In 2020, we also published our ethnicity pay gap and will continue to do so in the future. You can view our previous pay gap reports here: 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

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Employee networks

Our employee-run networks, including Proud FT, FT Embrace, FT Women, FT Families, FT Sustainability, FT Mental Health and FT Access, play an integral role in connecting individuals and providing a sense of community and culture.

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Next Generation Board

The Next Generation Board (NGB) is a group of 12 emerging leaders who represent different business areas and interests across the FT. Each NGB member is paired with a member of the FT management team to provide reverse mentoring and exchange feedback and ideas.

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Early careers

We offer internships, work experience, apprenticeships and workshops for young people, working with 20 partner organisations to reach more diverse and under-represented areas of society.

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Career development

The FT offers a number of programmes designed to support and promote female talent across the business. We are also developing a sponsorship programme in 2021 for black and other minority ethnic employees to help them achieve their full potential and become leaders at the FT.