Our People


We aim to provide clean, healthy and safe working conditions. In addition to compliance with local regulations, discoverIE promotes working practices which protect the health and safety of its employees and other persons who enter its premises.

Recognising the importance of a structured and objectively verifiable approach to Health & Safety, the Group has set a target to ensure that, by 2025, at least 80% of its global workforce is working in operations covered by an ISO45001 health and safety management system.

Key facts


We are committed to ensuring employees are treated fairly and with respect, and are empowered and appropriately rewarded. Our employment policies are based on equal opportunities for all, and on there being no discrimination on grounds of colour, ethnic origin, gender, age, religion, political or other opinion, disability or sexual orientation. The policies are fair, equitable and consistent with the skills and abilities of employees and the needs of the Group’s businesses and aim to ensure that everyone is accorded equal opportunity for recruitment, training and promotion. The Group does not tolerate any sexual, physical or mental harassment.

The Group remains supportive of the employment and advancement of disabled persons. Full consideration is given to applications for employment from disabled persons, where the candidate’s particular aptitudes and abilities are consistent with meeting adequately the requirements of the job.

We are also committed to improving the diversity of our workforce and management team by promoting within and proactively managing our recruitment process. Today, half of our workforce and more than one thirds of the Group’s operational senior management are female. Our Board Diversity Policy can be found here.

Pie charts showing the gender breakdown of the company's management positions


Learning and development are essential for employee retention and fostering innovation. We run apprenticeship schemes and graduate programmes in some of the countries we operate in, such as the UK and Germany. We also provide ongoing training for technical and sales roles.

We encourage continual professional development. Personal development is discussed alongside the annual performance reviews and individual development needs are considered.


We communicate with our employees on major matters through various channels, including town hall meetings and all hands calls. In addition to the Workforce Advisory Panel that has been established in accordance with Provision 5 of the UK Corporate Governance Code, each Group company is encouraged to maintain effective employee engagement arrangements, such as performance appraisals and volunteering activities.