Building the workforce of the future

By 2030 our Ambition is to:

  • Inspire and develop 100,000 people with essential STEM skills.
  • Attract and develop more women into STEM with 40% of STEM recruits to be female
  • Aspire for senior leadership to reflect the full diversity of our labour markets
  • Help 1m carers stay in or return to work via active promotion of carer-positive policies

 

We’re developing vital skills and a more inclusive workforce to ensure we deliver for our customers. We want to create a workplace in which the most talented individuals reach the top of their game, whatever their age, gender or background.

2018 Highlights

Empowering people with skills for the future

By 2020, 35% of the skills needed for jobs will change. Tomorrow’s jobs will require new skills, and we want to equip our colleagues with vital future-facing capabilities, and at the same time bring through the next generation.

That’s why we’re focusing on building essential STEM skills. We want to help 100,000 people develop in this area, double our female STEM recruits by 2030 to 40%, and inspire the next generation to explore STEM careers.

Building a more inclusive workforce

We want to help one million carers stay in or return to work by 2030.

We also want to ensure that our workforce is equipped for the societal challenges ahead and that it’s truly representative of the world around us.

This is particularly true of the challenges posed by an ageing population, so we want to help one million people with caring responsibilities stay in or return to work by 2030.

We’ll achieve this by continuing to improve our carer-friendly policies and culture and, in partnership with Carers UK, we’ll advocate for the introduction of statutory carers leave.

We’re creating a workplace in which the most talented individuals reach the top professions, whatever their age, gender or background. Our Ambition is for our senior leadership teams to reflect the full diversity of our communities and the customers they serve by 2030.

Our Responsible Business Foundations

As we focus on building the workforce of the future, it’s essential that we create a working environment where our people feel safe, engaged and rewarded.

Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Safety is our number one priority and we aspire to have an incident-free workplace wherever our people operate, whether they are driving to a customer’s home or working on an offshore platform. To achieve this, we are targeting safety interventions in key performance areas as well as implementing an improved management system.

Employee Engagement

It’s important that everyone feels motivated and able to deliver for our customers. We try to listen to our people and take action to make sure that we have the right culture, policies and practices. Our people can share their thoughts and help us to improve in a a number of ways, including through employee engagement surveys, consultations and our independent Speak Up helpline.

Reward and Remuneration

We are committed to paying at least the Living Wage in the UK and reducing our gender pay gap.

We have robust processes in place to uphold equal pay and reward our people fairly.

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