Gender & Ethnicity Pay Statement
We're creating an inclusive place to work – where everyone feels valued, motivated and at home.
Our long-term success depends on our ability to attract and retain the most talented people and bringing greater diversity of thought, background and experience to our workforce. That's why we're committed to minimising pay gaps and building an environment where our people feel valued and can succeed.
While we’ve made positive progress making our team more inclusive, our sector and company still lacks diversity which is what’s driving our gender and ethnicity pay gaps. In 2022, our pay gap reduced and we remain fully committed to building on this through targeted action. We're building an engaged workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, which is underpinned by our goal to recruit 3,500 apprentices by 2030, with the ambition that 50% of these will be women.
Achieving these goals and closing our pay gaps won't be quick or easy, but we believe that only through aiming high can we confidently deliver tangible change over time.
We’ve published our gender pay gap for the last six years in line with UK law, and we’ve voluntarily shared our ethnicity pay gap for the third year running because we believe it’s the right thing to do. We hope our voluntary disclosure will encourage other organisations to do the same, and the insights gained can be used to drive positive change.