About IG

With offices in 17 countries and over 1400 staff, we are a world-leading provider of contracts for difference (CFDs), financial spread betting, forex trading and more recently, share dealing. Our award-winning web and mobile technology provides active retail traders with fast and flexible access to over 10,000 global financial markets. Founded in 1974 as Investors Gold, we have been leading innovation in the financial industry for over 40 years. As a FTSE-250 company with a market capitalisation of £2.9 billion, we offer nearly 140,000 clients the outstanding service, tools and resources they need to make the most of the markets.

Facts & Figures

Industry Financial Services
Number of employees 1400
Number of active countries 17

The Research

Certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute’s research assesses all critical areas of the Human Resources environment, certifying organisations that can demonstrate they are continuously optimising employee conditions and leading the way in the development of their people.

The employee offerings of IG

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.


  • Employee referral bonus
  • Shift premiums
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance
  • Loan/Loan Repayment

Development Programmes

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • International exchange programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • Mentor programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • (Peer) coaching
  • Mentor groups
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Career and succession management

  • Job rotation
  • Training programme
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment
  • Secondment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Communication Channels

  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Special access to CEO/Leadership
  • Suggestions box/email
  • Forums/blogs on Intranet
  • Instant messaging
  • Social media
  • Employee surveys
  • Employee website (separate URL)

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Time management
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • Employee debt support
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • Confidential adviser
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Occupational Health professional
  • Fitness centre membership subsidy/reimbursement
  • Health screening programme
  • On-site flu vaccinations
  • Religious and/or spiritual facilities (e.g. prayer room)

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Flexi-time working
  • Job sharing
  • Part-time working
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time
  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Employer contribution for child care
  • Special leave for parents (above legal requirements)
  • Onsite nursing/feeding/mothers’ room

Networking Activities

  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)
  • Organising weekly drinks or other social event (by staff association)
  • Online chat/instant messaging
  • Personal online profile/social media
  • Seasonal social events
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management

Onboarding Activities

  • Pre-Employment package (after contract is signed)
  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • A buddy is assigned to the new employee
  • A mentor is assigned to the new employee
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • (Social) Networking events for new employees
  • Internal social media (network) experience sharing
  • Team lunch/dinner
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions
  • Follow-up session one year after joining

Secondary benefits

  • Mobile phone
  • Bicycle scheme