Caring for people and community

Supporting a fair and inclusive society.

Providing an inclusive workplace with equal opportunities

We're increasing workforce diversity, by:

  • Adopting inclusive recruitment and job posting best practice
  • Supporting Women in Engineering events and campaigns
  • Increasing diversity of people in senior roles

We're also:

  • Increasing Equality, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) awareness amongst our people
  • Adopting alternative recruitment channels that support equal access to employment, including partnerships with Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Armed Forces etc.
  • Actively supporting people, parents and carers in, or returning to, work
  • Supporting people-focused internal campaigns throughout the year
  • Adopting a dynamic working approach


Engaging with the communities we work in

We're increasing our support to local people, businesses, initiatives and charities, by:

  • Providing employee volunteering guidelines
  • Each depot supporting at least one local business, charity, school or project
  • Each depot nominating a local charity and completing at least one "all hands" fundraising event every year
  • Employing local people


Early career engagement

We're supporting people into 'earn and learn' jobs and we're championing STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) activity in the community, by:

  • Doing a regular STEM Ambassador on-boarding drive
  • Each location completing at least two STEM events anually with local organisations
  • Developing 'STEM Lite' programme alongside our existing 16-week Education Programme
  • Providing a structured learning environment for Apprentices and Graduates with our renewed development schemes


Supporting our people

We're supporting health, wellbeing and career progression opportunities, by:

  • Maintaining access to our Employee Assistance Programme (Help at Hand)
  • Offering a private healthcare scheme to all our employees
  • Running our safety culture programme - Home Safe, Injury Free, Every Day
  • Having at least one Mental Health First Contact at every location
  • Providing support to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) through the Working Well Together forum
  • Partnering with Mates in Mind, to support operational teams at our depots
  • Utilising Employee Networks, for example Menopause and Me, and Mental Health
  • Embedding performance and development focused conversations with our Always Aiming Higher appraisal approach
  • Providing multiple career development pathways with our refreshed Learning & Development strategy

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