Equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion


3i is an equal opportunities employer and prohibits unfair discrimination. In light of our small workforce, we do not set specific diversity targets, but we seek to create, through our culture and policies, a work environment that helps to bring out the best in our employees.

Our workforce is very international and our 236 employees at the end of March 2022 were of 21 different nationalities. We value highly the diversity of thoughts and experiences this brings.

Enabling our business and our industry to eliminate discrimination and become more diverse and inclusive is a clear priority for us. Examples of some of the ways we are delivering this include:

  • considering diversity in all recruitment processes and exploring initiatives to address the barriers to entry in our sector
  • excellent training programmes including leadership training, disability confidence training and unconscious bias training for managers
  • working with VERCIDA Consulting, a specialist Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (‘DE&I’) consultancy, to support us in building on our DE&I practices

3i’s Equal Opportunities and Diversity policy establishes that all 3i employees (temporary and permanent), contract workers and job applicants are treated fairly and are offered equal opportunity in selection, training, career development, promotion and remuneration.

We have employment procedures and practices which do not discriminate on grounds of age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or religious belief, disability, sensitive medical conditions, pregnancy or maternity, social background, political opinion, trade union membership, or any other legally protected category.

We cultivate an inclusive environment for existing and prospective employees which respects, involves and leverages diverse talent for greater organisational good. Our Global Recruitment and Selection policy sets out a fair, open, consistent and effective process to attract and select high calibre candidates who will maximise contribution to the business.

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