For us, diversity is not just a moral imperative it is also a commercial necessity. Diverse teams produce better data science. They provide more views and experiences that drive innovation. They prevent unintentional bias in the algorithms we create and they offer a huge range of skills that enable us to deliver great work for our clients. We value bringing the human touch to data projects and need an incredible team to help us achieve that.

We want to create opportunity within our company and lead the way for other organisations in our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). As a data company we know that a purely data-driven approach will not be enough, EDI is more than just checking a box or meeting KPIs and the targets we set. Of course our numbers matters, but they are only the first step and our commitment to EDI, it must flow through all areas of our business. That’s is why we are part of a number of external EDI initiatives such as the GLA Labs programme, the Tech Talent Charter and Women In Tech. We’re proud to support pledges including the London Living Wage, Ban the Box and the Care Leaves Covenant.

One of our highest priorities is to make Profusion the most diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace possible, we hope to influence the wider sector in our process of constant improvement, as there is always more that could be done.

Profusion is committed to EDI and we embrace difference in a serious way. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, skills and views and guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the criteria in our person specification. We are also committed to providing support through training and development to successful applicants who are returning to work after any career gaps due to caring responsibilities

As a result, we don't just talk about diversity and inclusion we incorporate its principles into everything we do. This starts with creating a team that reflects the modern world. Profusion has always been a melting pot and currently our team consists of:

20+ nationalities represented
27% BAME

25+ languages spoken
12% disabled

55% female leadership team
44% female employees

International Women's Day

To celebrate International Women's Day 2022 we've pulled together some incredible female leaders and young people to create a practical guide with top tips and the qualities women are looking for in leaders.

However, we know that recruiting a diverse team counts for nothing if we don’t produce work that reflects our values. This is why we have created a Data Ethics Advisory Board that gives us and our clients advice on how to use data responsibly. It challenges our thinking and holds us all to the highest possible standards when we deliver our projects.

We are also firm believers that simply being diverse and inclusive isn’t enough – we need to do more to tackle the systemic problems within the tech sector. To do this, we created the Profusion Data Academy in partnership with the University of Essex. Its core goal is to train the next generation of data scientists from underrepresented backgrounds.

Through our Profusion Cares initiative, we also provide an avenue for our team to give back to their local community by helping charities and schools to use data for social impact.

Our Commitments

If you would like to know more about how Profusion is committed to diversity and inclusion or to get involved with some of our charity projects please contact us.

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