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Our people are at the heart of everything we do. Penningtons Manches Cooper is a truly friendly and flexible firm. Our focus is on helping our people achieve their true potential in a nurturing environment that enables us to provide world-class professional advice to our clients.
We believe a career with us is not just about the work you do, it’s about making every day count. We provide the right resources, support, and flexibility to enable our people to thrive and be at their best.
The quality of our people drives our success, and our culture rewards high performance, celebrates diversity and enables our people to make positive changes in society. Here are some of the ways in which you can make an impact:
Maintaining a workplace where everyone feels seen, heard and understood is a priority for us. As part of our Pennclusion programme, we have a series of groups within the firm dedicated to promoting various aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). By joining those groups that align with your interests and playing an active role, you will have the opportunity to educate yourself on the lived experiences of others, better understand different perspectives and help drive progress. To find out more about our firmwide commitment to DE&I, together with the initiatives and committees that underpin it, click here.
Penningtons Manches Cooper Foundation (PMCF) is the firm’s charitable foundation. It provides a vehicle for our strategic community investment with the aim of supporting vulnerable people and promoting education. By joining the PMCF committee you would directly contribute to making a positive change in society, by partnering with local communities and coordinating our firmwide charity activities.
By becoming an environmental champion, you will help drive our long term sustainability strategy. Our champions play a key role in the firm’s work to tackle climate change, implementing initiatives to educate and influence colleagues about the impact they have on the environment, and by supporting the rollout and communication of firmwide sustainability initiatives. Read more about our work with clients around sustainability here.
Now more than ever, it’s crucial for businesses to support the working lives of colleagues with caring responsibilities, going beyond family friendly policies. Our parents and carers network provides a social forum, workshops and resources on relevant topics, and an opportunity for a group with shared interests to offer each other support.
Our people are what makes us special, and we believe life is more than just work. Our sports and social committees organise regular activities which provide an opportunity for staff and partners across all offices to get to know colleagues better in an enjoyable, informal and relaxed environment. Recent virtual events brought us a planetarium show, 'human jukebox', chocolate tasting and murder mysteries. Regular activities include theatre trips, go-karting, cinema trips and the firmwide summer party.
Our award winning wellbeing initiative, PennWell, was established in 2017, with the intention of raising the profile of wellbeing throughout the firm. To put it simply, our goal is to keep our people happy and thriving in their working life and at home. PennWell focuses on four main pillars of wellbeing; mental, financial, physical and social wellbeing. Events focusing on these pillars run throughout the year and provide the whole firm with the opportunity to be their best selves at work.
A career with Penningtons Manches Cooper will not only see you thrive in your personal and professional development, but will also provide a platform to make a positive real-world impact.