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At Hippo we understand that everyone is different

At Hippo we
understand that
everyone is different

We understand that life is not only work. We understand that self-development, community, friendship and achieving that fundamental work-life balance are all essential factors in where we choose to be. This is why we have created a culture that supports you in your career development. It’s your career, your choice. And it is not a destination; it is a journey of self-discovery.

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Consultancy careers

Be a trusted partner to our customers and their users, using data, insights and industry knowledge to deliver value and get the job done. The Hippo mindset is to be pragmatic, not dogmatic.

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Operational careers

Join the heart and soul of Hippo, supporting our extraordinary people to deliver services that matter. We’re passionate about making the digital world as accessible as possible to as many people as possible.

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Hippo academy

Our dynamic learning programme offers an 8-week upskilling course where we’ll introduce you to the tools and techniques needed to thrive as a Hippo consultant; we’ll set you up for an exciting future with us.

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What makes Hippo so special is our people and the relationships we build

We believe that if we all act in line with these core values, together we create a great culture. At the heart of everything we are human, and we have to balance our ambitious and pragmatic qualities in order to succeed.

Core Values Human


Honest: create a positive impact


We believe that transparency builds trust. We insist on open, honest and direct communication with fellow Hippos and the organisations we work with. We cut through the noise and get to the heart of the problem. Our clients get honest answers to difficult questions.

Collaborative: in pursuit of a common goal


Hippos bring the right people together and provide leadership and passion to enable impactful working. Open and effective communication across teams and with stakeholders helps us achieve the best outcome for our clients.

Inclusive: be people centric


We work hard to deeply understand how humans behave and make sure the solutions we create work for them in the real world. We are inclusive in everything we do to enable everyone to participate equitably.

Core Values Ambitious


Passionate: deliver the best


Do what we can to make Hippo a place people can be at their best. We are passionate about what we can achieve together. We aspire to deliver our best possible work, day in, day out.

Value-driven: focus on outcomes


We seek the answer to why we’re doing what we’re doing. That means challenging and questioning ourselves and others on purpose, and stopping things that aren’t adding any value. And we actually deliver.

Bold: question the status quo


We come at things with ways of thinking that challenge the conventions of big consultancies and we punch above our weight. Our mindset and the way we work bring about positive change to the way services and systems are delivered.

Core Values Pragmatic


Realistic: be practical


“Perfection is the enemy of progress”. There are no perfect solutions, and we are here to make things work in the best possible way we can within the constraints we are faced with. Balance perfection with what’s right for now.

Adaptive: get the fundamentals right


We get it right then make it fast. When the foundations are rock solid you can build anything. Iterate and deliver well and we’ll be asked to do it again.

Focussed: apply sound business principles


Together we must operate profitably to continue to exist, and contribute to our continual growth in order to create further opportunities for Hippos to develop and our clients to shine.

Developing and nurturing our talent

We allow our people to roam free and grow their own way. It’s a carefully curated ecosystem that works in symbiosis to create critical services that solve real-world problems for all. And it is a safe environment free from judgement, facilitating bravery, ideation, and harmony.
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What’s in it for me?

At Hippo, we believe that people and their needs are essential; that is why at the core of what we do is ensuring services are designed using an evidence-based user research approach. We also feel it is critical to apply this approach to our business and our people as our people culture is an integral part of Hippo that we need to nurture as we continue to grow.

  • Competitive salary
  • Monthly socials
  • High spec equipment inc. phone
  • PerkBox membership
  • Life insurance
  • Critical illness cover
  • 2 Days charity leave
  • Flexible benefits inc healthcare
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We are always on the lookout for talented people to work with us on a range of exciting projects.