Working responsibly


Our people are the foundation for our ongoing success, so we are committed to providing them with the best possible employee experience.

Managing our people

Our approach to talent management includes providing a safe, collaborative and positive work environment, recognising and rewarding employee contributions, providing opportunities for growth and development, and offering support to facilitate the delivery of our strategy and activities.

Our Group People Policy covers staff in all our offices, and our initiatives are underpinned by our values of Building Respect, Nurturing Relationships and Acting Responsibly.

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Management Bootcamp

We believe effective people management is the key to being a high-performing organisation. We use a tailored personal development programme – the ‘Management Bootcamp’ – to develop our people managers and support individual, team and company success. It provides the practical tools they need to support and motivate their teams to deliver optimum results. To maintain a strong pipeline, places are also open to staff interested in becoming managers in the future.

We continue to offer a variety of other learning and development opportunities across the Group, to support the delivery of our objectives and to enable our people to progress towards their career aspirations. Our online Cairn Academy enables colleagues to undertake both mandatory compliance and self-help refresher training on key governance, regulatory and CR topics. Other activities span classroom training, overseas secondments, away days, workshops, conferences, field trips and self-help via our Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Department intranet site.


Equality and diversity

We are committed to equality and diversity across the Cairn Group. We appreciate the important role a diverse workforce plays in delivering our strategy by broadening our skill base, bringing different perspectives and ideas, challenging norms and encouraging creativity.

We believe that diversity and inclusion is not about meeting quotas; it’s about using the differences within our organisation to benefit our people and shareholders. We recognise diversity in all its dimensions: national origin, age, race and ethnicity, religion and beliefs, gender, marital status and socioeconomic status, as well as educational background, training, sector experience and organisational tenure – even personality traits.

Our People Management Policy outlines our approach to equality and diversity, and how it is implemented in recruitment and selection, training and development, and remuneration and benefits. We also have policies on disability, religion and beliefs, and the treatment of part-time employees.