Many people stay with us for the long term and develop their careers with us

We have programmes to encourage engagement and active involvement of all our UK colleagues, including:

  • ACTIVATE Programme

    We give people at the start of their careers after full time education, including graduates and apprentices, the skills to help them succeed. We support them as they develop their careers with us.

  • THRIVE Programme

    Aimed at increasing representation across the business to close the gender gap and enabling women to succeed. We’re a UK Best Workplaces™ for Women and female colleagues make up 44% of our workforce, much higher than the UK tech company average of 19%.

  • High Potential Programme

    Offers personal development opportunities for colleagues who are highlighted as ‘ambitious and highly capable people who have the potential to rapidly grow their career at IRIS with the right opportunities and support.’

  • Top Talent Award

    The award recognises and rewards our highest performers who truly #MakeItHappen at IRIS, as nominated by managers and heads of departments. Winners receive great prizes, including an additional day off.

  • Made in IRIS CEO Award

    Designed to foster innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, new ideas and ways to improve our business. Colleagues submit their ideas in a ‘Dragons Den’ style to our CEO and Executive team with amazing prizes for the winning ideas.

  • IMPACT Awards

    Recognises and rewards those who live our values (Innovation, Making it Happen, Passion, Accountability, Customer Focus and Teamwork) based on nominations from colleagues across the business.

We are committed to engaging, supporting and empowering our colleagues

We create an environment where they feel part of a team; from regular global company updates to social evenings and charity events. We also:

  • Develop

    We give colleagues opportunities to learn and progress their careers via training courses, apprenticeships, secondments and promotions. We support development and encourage people to continue learning.

  • Speech


    We encourage colleagues to share their suggestions via monthly feedback surveys. It helps us to improve staff wellbeing and the way we do business, making changes that really matter to our people.

  • Celebrate diversity and inclusion

    We’ve signed the Race at Work Charter, partnered with Stonewall, we’re a Disability Confident Committed employer, offer a Returnship Programme and have a Belonging Group that helps us make positive changes.

  • Wellbeing

    Support mental wellbeing

    We’re a UK Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing. We have over 40 Mental Health First Aiders, have a weekly workplace support group and offer a free Employee Assistance Programme and bereavement counselling.

  • Promote good physical health

    We offer colleagues a cycle scheme, private medical insurance and reduced gym memberships. We hold company fitness challenges and provide free fitness sessions.

  • Financial wellbeing

    Aid financial wellbeing

    We’re proud to be a Real Living Wage employer, provide UK cost of living support, offer a tech and car scheme and give access to money coaches, workplace ISAs and pension, life assurance and critical illness cover.