We believe that diverse, complementary teams deliver the best results for everyone...
"To enable our company to be a place where employees feel challenged, content and included, we have placed equality and diversity at the heart of everything we do. We have long held the belief that diverse, complementary teams are the most effective and this belief is embedded in our values" Rick Willmott, Group chief executive, Willmott Dixon
The ability of people from all backgrounds to thrive and enjoy rewarding careers with us is very important for our success. We want the construction industry to attract equal numbers of men and women in what we believe is the best sector to work in!
While the perception among some still exists that construction is a male dominated industry, we are working hard to change that, and our 2017 graduate intake is a reflection of that, with 40% of trainees being women!
Attracting and retaining the best!
There is still more to do to attract further women and people from ethnic minorities to the industry, to benefit from a rewarding career and be involved in amazing projects.
As part of this, we recently launched a gender diversity steering group and local action groups, in order to address the gender balance within our company and industry. This involves a cross section of the business working with senior management on ideas and initiatives that make our company a destination for people keen to make their mark and live and enjoy a work/life balance.