Our people are critical to our success
We believe in building a workplace and culture that is inclusive – one where our differences are not only embraced but make us stronger. This includes driving equal opportunities, including reducing the disability employment gap.
Disability Confident Employer
We are a member of the UK Government’s Disability Confident Scheme which encourages employers to think differently about disabilities and to improve how they recruit, retain and develop disabled people.
We are proud to provide an inclusive working environment, supporting employee retention and progression. We pay all of our staff above the living wage and offer in-work progression to help our employees, including those from disadvantaged or minority groups, to move into roles that are more responsible, and higher paid work.
Committed to equality
We are fully committed to the elimination of unlawful and unfair discrimination. We will not discriminate because of disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
We also commit to not discriminate because of any other irrelevant factor and actively build a culture that values meritocracy, openness, fairness and transparency.
As part of our commitment to equal opportunities, we aim to ensure that all recruitment and employment processes and decisions are made based on fair and objective criteria.
We conduct regular pay reviews and audits and have positive action schemes in place to address under-representation in certain pay grades.
Upskilling & development
All of our employees, associates and supply chain members are responsible for the promotion and advancement of our Equality and Diversity policy.
We are committed to the upskilling and development of our staff – providing continual personal development, graduate development programmes, access to apprenticeships and training (SAFe Training).
Our culture encourages continuous learning and we provide a range of opportunities at a senior level including:
• Supporting female leaders through the externally provided ‘Women in Leadership’ courses.
• Next level training
• 24/7 online learning facility
• Future talent programmes
We are a member of the 5% Club, which is a dynamic movement of employers committed to earning and learning as part of building and developing the workforce they need.