Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Currency exchange broker
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  • Contact
    • Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP

About World First UK Ltd

What is it like to work for World First UK Ltd

Both founders, Jonathan and Nick, are completely accessible and operate an open door policy for all employees. Having been there at the start, they are both fiercely protective of the company's culture and ethos, and insist that their standards remain as high as day one and as they grow.  Jonathan and Nick are often spotted walking round the office chatting to the various teams about how they are doing, both in and out of work.  Staff are actively encouraged to share ideas about the company and many of these ideas have shaped the way they work today.  From day one at the company, employees get an induction talk from Jonathan and he imparts the company's culture and values on everyone, engaging new hires in the organisation.    Jonathan also holds monthly round ups to keep everyone in touch with how the business is doing, so everyone feels that are in touch with the company's performance, not just management.  He is also on-hand to celebrate the On Your Side winners – making them feel extra special for getting the attention of the CEO.  Finally, both Jonathan and Nick always attend company parties and events, where they chat to everyone and make any newcomers feel welcome.  At the company’s recent tenth birthday party, they both made a short speech highlighting the best, worst and funniest moments of the last ten years which further drew employees into the World First family.
World First believe that as well as the big things – like private pension and healthcare provision – the little things are important too.  They have found that one of the things they do that employees love the most is the World First Breakfast.  Free every morning, everyone can help themselves to cereal, toast and preserves, fruit, yoghurt, coffee and tea.  World First staff members also take part in various sporting activities, and they have their own cricket and netball teams, amongst others.  World First also have a life coach on site every two weeks, so if there’s anything employees want to discuss confidentially, this option is available to them, with no questions asked.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
World First are dedicated to giving something back to the community, and have an energetic workforce that always enjoys getting behind their initiatives.  The company's ten-strong Corporate Social Responsibility team is always proactive in looking for ways in which they can help in the community, but any member of staff who has any ideas about organisations they can help, is always encouraged to come forward and let the company know how.  For over a year, World First has teamed up with the London based homeless charity We Are Trinity.  They have been involved in events like sleep outs in the streets and helping serve Christmas dinner to those that We Are Trinity helps.  Also last Christmas, they delivered stockings of useful things to those that had just come off the streets and needed to kit out their new home with essentials.  At Easter, some of their staff member donned their bunny ears and went to the Demelza Hospice For Children, and gave out Easter eggs to the children and their families.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    62% / 38%


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