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IAG Cargo named as one of UK’s Top Employers

  • Top Employers Institute has named IAG Cargo as a Top Employer for 2024.

  • The Top Employer Institute is the global authority on recognising excellence in people practices.

  • The Top Employers Institute programme certified IAG Cargo based on its excellent HR policies and people practices.

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), has been recognised as a Top Employer in the UK. Reflecting the company’s ongoing commitment to the development and wellbeing of its people, through a progressive, ‘people-first’ approach.

The Top Employers Institute conducts a rigorous process exploring a company’s policies and practices in regard to 20 topics including People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Wellbeing among others.

IAG Cargo’s commitment to its people and robust programmes enabled it to be selected among other significant organisations. One initiative is a new learning and development series the business introduced, “Leading the Way”, that is designed to energise all employees across the business on IAG Cargo’s vision, mission, values and customer essentials; over 500 employees from 13 countries attended the programme in person in 2023. The business also introduced initiatives such as ‘Power hours’, inviting employees from various departments to share knowledge bites, contributing to the upskilling of their colleagues across the business.

In the last year, IAG Cargo has devoted resources to learning and development, including opening a new learning hub at its London HQ, introducing a global digital training platform, alongside a programme called CoLAB designed to hear and capture the ideas of employees in an open forum, creating a sense of belonging within the business.

Caroline Andrews, Chief People Officer, IAG Cargo, said: “We are incredibly proud to be named as a Top Employer 2024 as a business dedicated to supporting our employees and fostering a purpose-driven business. A company’s culture greatly influences its employees’ work experiences and is a crucial component of empowering employees to be inspired and bring their curious minds and determined attitudes to work.

As a global business that operates 24/7 throughout the year, we could not be successful without a remarkable group of employees.”

In addition to the programmes and learning initiatives implemented at IAG Cargo, the business introduced a complimentary 24-hour gym at its London Heathrow campus, established a mental health first aider programme and opened a brand-new canteen that provides delicious and nutritious meals –working to create an office environment that is supportive and motivating.


About IAG Cargo

IAG Cargo is the single business created following the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo in April 2011. Following the integration of additional airlines into the business, including Aer Lingus, Vueling and LEVEL, IAG Cargo now covers a global network covering six continents. It has a combined workforce of more than 2,250 people. Its parent company, International Airlines group, is one of the world’s largest airline groups with 558 aircraft at 31st December 2022.

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