People & Culture

Inclusion

'We treat each other like family'. It's the ethos that we live by and that underpins our culture.

We value and celebrate the differences that make each of us unique and the strength this diversity brings.

We believe that being inclusive and nurturing a multitude of talents and skills will help us to continue our rich legacy.

It seems clear that a lack of diversity is starting to hold our industry back. We are committed to reversing this trend and undertaking the ambitious journey to significantly improve inclusion and diversity across our company and inspire industry-wide changes. As part of our People Strategy we’ve put a number of initiatives in place that are already delivering results.

We stand by the fact that there are no gender specific roles in construction. To help reflect this we’ve increased the visibility of our female leaders and showcase the successful women already working on our sites. We’ve developed a programme to attract Black and Minority Ethnic and LGBTQ+ talent, and run workshops for existing employees to overcome unconscious bias and foster inclusivity.

The balance between personal and professional lives is important too. We take it very seriously and offer family-friendly policies, flexible working arrangements, and opportunities for both men and women to take career breaks. We are also taking positive action to target bullying and mental health. We have trained Mental Health First Aiders across the company and encourage our people to contact our Employee Assistance Programme to seek support when facing challenging issues at home or in work.

A legacy of inclusion

Inclusion at Sir Robert McAlpine

  1. Photo credit: UKBE and Paul Greenwood Photography

    Success at the Inspire Awards

    11 Jun 2019

    Congratulations to Anjana Raj, our Regional Community Manager for Scotland and the Northern region, who was crowned “Most Inspiring Mentor” at the Inspire Awards, held in Manchester, on Wednesday 5th June.

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  2. Paula McMahon

    Paula McMahon among TOP 50 Women in Engineering

    24 Jun 2019

    We talk to Structures Engineer, Paula McMahon, about her career path in the industry as she is selected as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50) 2019: Current and Former Apprentices by the Women’s Engineering Society.

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Read our Gender Pay Gap Report

The company is committed to inclusion within its workforce and our report confirms that men and women are paid fairly for similar work.

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We aim to build better buildings.

We must attract more females to the construction industry but also represent the communities in which we have projects. This includes the ethnic minorities as well as LGBTQ+ communities within those locations. It is important to making sure we are truly reflecting the society we operate in. When all parties are represented in all the input that goes into planning and delivering a project, you can aim to build better buildings.

Karen Brookes, Director of People & Infrastructure

Our people and culture

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    Inclusion

    'We treat each other like family'. It's the ethos that we live by and that underpins our culture.

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