Our People

Our people are our business. Without enthusiastic and engaged employees we simply could not do our job delivering the highest quality service to our clients.

Employees are expected to use good judgement and act in the best interests of Clarksons and our clients at all times. Each and every member of 'Team Clarksons' shares our common values and aspirations to conduct our business in an ethical, honest and professional manner wherever we operate.

Jeff Woyda
CFO, Clarksons

The company aims to create a working culture that is inclusive for all and to maintain high standards and good employee relations.  We believe that it is vital to look after our staff by making sure that they have a safe place to work.  High standards of health and safety are maintained and designed to minimise the risk of injury and ill health of all employees and any other parties involved in the conduct of our business.

Equal Opportunities

Clarksons is an equal opportunities employer which depends on the maintendance of its reputation and market lead by entrusting it to more than 1,000 highly motivated and outstanding employees around the world.  We seek to appoint the best candidate for each and every vacancy.  All appointments within the Group are based on merit and candidates are considered against objective criteria, having due regard to the benefits of diversity, including ethnicity, gender and age.  We give full and fair consideration to all suitable applications for employment from disabled persons and ensure that any reasonable adjustments are made to job content or workplace to accomodate a person's disabilities.

Longevity of Service

Clarksons has undergone significant growth over the last decade, which means that many staff have, by definition, been employed for less than ten years. Nevertheless, we are proud that 14% of Clarksons' employees have been with the organisation for more than ten years.  This means that staff commitment to the company and its values ensures that there is continuity of practice throughout the organisation and a sophisticated understanding of how the Clarksons' business model is maintained.

Staff Share Ownership

Participation in the company's Save-As-You-Earn share scheme allows UK employees to participate in the company's share price performance and offers the opportunity, on maturity of the scheme, for employees to become shareholders in the company and share in its continued growth and success.

Communication

Communicating with employees is an important priority.  Our flat management structure means that any employee has direct access to the senior management team, with divisional managing directors working side by side with the trainees they recruit. Employees have opportunities to attend briefings about the company's business and Clarkson News, our periodic in-house magazine, provides current and former employees with information about the company's operations and their colleagues around the world. Employees also have access to the company's financial and regulatory publications, which are available on the corporate website.

Culture and Opportunity

We are a global business with an international workforce and the combination of language, cultures and ideas brings a level of diversity and cultural richness that is the envy of our competitors.  Our global prescence also means that we can offer our employees significant opportunities for mobility and development throughout the Clarksons' Group.