At Proxima we value equality, authenticity and inclusion, and actively encourage the sharing of different perspectives. We foster belonging, acceptance, and mutual respect through open communication and the celebration of diversity.
We are committed to removing barriers and equitably empowering all colleagues to thrive and develop in a safe and welcoming environment. Our commitment is unwavering, central to the strength of our business, and at the heart of who we are.
Diversity and Inclusion
Our D&I agenda is created and driven by our people, and sponsored at board level by our Chief People Officer. We have connected D&I teams on both sides of the Atlantic made up of volunteers who are passionate about the subject and Proxima. They meet regularly to share opinions, ideas and experiences and put in place the initiatives to ensure that we are “the company” that they want us to be.
Gender Equality Network
The Gender Equality Network is an open group where we can all share experiences and support each other’s personal and professional growth. Anyone can join the group, that meets both formally and informally and periodically showcases external speakers. This is one of many communities of interest in Proxima.Read more
In addition to optional benefits like health care and gym membership subsidies, we also have a Proxima wellbeing program offering support to all our employees. Our Intranet pages offer a range of resources and our “wellbeing champions” and Community of Interest provide support and arrange a variety of talks and events.
We encourage our people to have a work and a home life. Our flexible working model is there to support and get the best from each other professionally and socially. With a “new normal” upon us, we also provide a range of tailored support for home working including financial support for equipment, training and social events.
The Reconnect program offers mentoring and support for colleagues who are returning to work after periods of absence. This is most commonly used following paternity, maternity or shared parental leave, as well as returning after long term sickness.
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We pride ourselves on the culture at Proxima; professional, inclusive and fun. All our locations have a social team that arrange various physical and virtual events to build community amongst our people. These range from formal events and activities through to the informal “Meetup” app designed to connect Proxima staff on the road in nearby locations.