Culture & Benefits

No matter your background, passion or expertise, we offer an innovative and welcoming environment to support every step of your career. Below are some of the key benefits and programmes in place to ensure we continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace through our practices and culture. 


Career Development

We have a dedicated career development programme which includes confidential career coaching and a global mentoring scheme. In September 2017, we’ll launch a 'Define Your Success' development programme for women, which includes senior management sponsorship, networking in partnership with the FT 125 Women’s Forum, and mentoring in partnership with the 30% Club. FT employees also have access to a range of onsite and online training courses, from management and leadership skills through to digital marketing. 


Membership Communities

The FT has membership groups and networks for Women, LGBTQA+, People of Colour and Accessibility. Membership groups are set-up and run by employees and all are welcome to join.


Flexible Working

We offer a variety of time-off arrangements, including flexi leave, enhanced parenting leave and paid volunteer leave. Confidential counselling services are also available 24/7. 


Parents at the FT

Structured coaching support before, during and after leave gives employees greater choice and flexibility. We offer career coaching for all employees starting or returning from family leave, and those on maternity or paternity leave also have access to a maternity/paternity buddy during and after leave. 


Health & Wellness

We offer competitive health care options in all regions, plus services to help employees and their families manage their health and wellbeing. Take advantage of a subsidised gym membership in London, New York and Manila, or weekly yoga classes in Hong Kong. Our London and Manila offices also have on-site restaurant and dining facilities. 

Investing in Your Future

Employees can save for the future through competitive local pension schemes, such as a double match employee pension contribution in UK and an additional retirement savings plan in China.  


Access to Arts & Culture

Employees get free or discounted access to an array of museums and cultural exhibits throughout the UK and in Hong Kong.


FT Talks

We host a range of experts and authors on site through a regular events programme for staff, including Digital Learning Week, Tech Talks, and more. 


Giving Back

We provide mentoring opportunities on site and volunteering shifts in our local communities so employees can contribute to causes they care about. Staff get two paid volunteer days each year plus up to £500 in matching for charities they support.