Tackling the gender pay gap
2019 - March, Latest news
Our median pay gap at 8.38% is lower than the UK average, but we have an action plan to tackle this gap. This includes introducing leadership development and talent management programmes and closely monitoring the success of these in terms of diversity. We are fully utilising the Apprenticeship Levy to develop and improve the skills of our current employees. We will use our annual appraisals to fully explore individual career aspirations and how we can support these, and we are reviewing our recruitment processes to attract diverse applicants with talent at all levels.
We are pleased that our figure is below the national average but we realise we have more work to do. We have always concentrated on good practice in recruitment and selection and we will continue to operate policies to support career progression and equality for all.”Emma Macnish; Head of HR & Communications
73% of those being trained through the Apprenticeship Levy are women, as are 66% of those promoted in the past year or who have taken sideways moves to increase their experience.
In the past twelve months:
- The market review of salaries and harmonisation of terms and conditions has been fully embedded
- We have agreed a full suite of family-friendly HR policies
- We are supporting equal numbers of men and women to study for professional qualifications.