Culture & Benefits

We aim to provide a supportive and inclusive workplace for all FT employees no matter where they are based. Below are some of the key benefits available to staff. 


Career Development

FT employees have access to confidential career coaching, mentoring and a range of development workshops, from management 101 through to negotiation skills. A 'Define Your Success' development programme for women at the FT includes senior management sponsorship, networking in partnership with the FT 125 Women’s Forum, and mentoring in partnership with the 30% Club.


Membership Communities

The FT has employee-led membership groups and networks to connect and empower individuals across the organisation, including FT Women, Proud (FT), Accessibility and Embrace (FT).


Flexible Working

We offer a variety of time-off arrangements, including flexi leave, shared parental leave in some regions and two days of paid volunteer leave each year. Confidential counselling services are also available 24/7. 


Parents at the FT

Helping working parents is a core part of our diversity and inclusion strategy. FT employees who are eligible for maternity leave, in any of our global locations, will be able to receive at least 20 weeks paid leave from 2018. We provide structured coaching support before, during and after family leave so FT parents can return to work with confidence, and we are committed to exploring other ways to better support all working parents and those who care for other dependents. 


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 opportunities on site and in our local communities so employees can contribute to causes they care about. Staff are entitled to two paid days of volunteering leave each year, plus up to £500 in company matching for charities they support.