While significant strides have been made in gender and LGBT+ equality, we know that there is much more to be done. Looking at the experiences of, and progress made in these areas, we will apply the lessons learnt and apply these across the breadth of our diversity and inclusion approach.
Acting as company ambassadors or role models in their chosen fields, our people are working in collaboration with organisations across our market sectors and engineering communities to smash stereotypes and show the way for future generations.
As leaders in our sector we are visible in our support for a range of initiatives focused on women in the workplace as signatories to Think, Act, Report and Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter. We continue to review and build our action plans to ensure we are always improving opportunity for women in our company.
We also fully support the UK wide drive to attract more girls and women into engineering and partner with a range of organisations including the Women in Engineering Society (WES).
We actively work with organisations such as the IET, EDT, and Smallpeice Trust to support, sponsor and engage with local schools and colleges across the UK to promote awareness of engineering and STEM-related subjects by:
Supporting several girls' schools and colleges, encouraging young female students to study subjects such as maths and physics
Hosting school visits to our sites during where Leonardo’s female engineers share their experiences, provide career advice through inspirational talks to young female students
Supporting a wide range of events, such as the Big Bang Fair where young students and scientists have the chance to develop an insight into Leonardo's exciting projects.
Graduates and Apprentices
We are a proud member of the 5% Club, a campaign focused on creating momentum behind the recruitment of apprentices and graduates into the UK workforce.
By joining the club, we have committed to the aim of ensuring that 5% of our UK workforce consists of apprentices, graduatesor sponsored students on structured programmes within the next five years.