Working at CDC
Our employees come from diverse backgrounds but we all share the same mission – to support the building of businesses in Africa and Asia, to create jobs, and to make a lasting difference in people’s lives.
Whether you’re working in one of our Operations or Investment teams or the Impact Group, you will have the opportunity to support this aim and help us unlock potential in emerging markets in Africa and Asia.
We recruit, retain and develop the very best people available to build an organisation reflective of society and the regions in which we invest. We take pride in treating our employees with respect and ensuring that everyone feels valued. We believe diversity brings strength to our organisation and we are particularly focused on gender balance, LGBTQ+ inclusion, multi-culturalism and flexible working. For example, we recently signed up to the Women in Finance Charter. Read our full commitment and latest update here.
Our commitment to building an inclusive workplace is supported by our employee-led networks, including Pride works, She works, Caring works and Umoja (our BME network) who organise events throughout the year, promoting and increasing awareness of diversity and inclusion.
We are united by our values and every day we strive to work at our best and be:
- Impact-led, commercially rigorous
- Tenacious in the face of challenges
- Collaborative and caring
We offer an eight to ten week summer internship (depending on start date) in one of our Investment, Corporate or Impact Group teams. You’ll have the opportunity to work on live investments and impact issues, attend our comprehensive induction, join networking sessions, work on an intern project and attend our speaker series.
To be eligible, you must answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:
- Are you currently studying for, or have you completed a Master’s, MBA or equivalent?
- Have you prior work experience (other than an internship)?
We are always looking to hire great talent either as experienced hires or through our summer internship programme, targeted at those studying a Masters, MBA or equivalent.
Our investment teams are organised by the sectors we invest in and our geographic structure:
- Financial institutions
- Infrastructure and climate
- SMART Industries
- Africa Region
- Asia Region
The Impact Group
Our impact teams focus on the assessment, measurement and management of development impact activity and engage both publicly and through our investees in areas such as gender, job-quality and climate change:
- Development Impact
- Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Impact
- Value Creation Strategies
- CDC Plus
Our operations teams provide the support required to deliver our objectives:
- Business Services
- Business Integrity
- Chief Investment Office
- Company Secretariat
- Corporate Strategy
- Finance, Risk and Treasury
- Human Resources
- Legal and Tax
What’s life like at CDC?
Take a look at these videos on our YouTube channel to get an insight into what it’s like to work here.