Gender pay gap analysis
November 18 2021 was Equal Pay Day in the UK1 — the date from which women, on average, effectively start to work for free due to the gender pay gap. Coupled with the fact that women currently make up 14.5% of all engineers in the UK2, this is a reminder that we all have a long way to go before achieving real equality and diversity in our workplaces.
Although we are under the minimum size required for mandatory reporting in the UK, we have followed the same methodology3 and looked at our pay gap based on mean and median pay, and the proportion of men and women in each of our four pay quartiles. For comparison, the mean full-time pay gap in the UK for 2021 is 11.9%1.
We will be updating these figures on a yearly basis, and we are aiming to eliminate our pay gap through progressive recruitment, development and retention policies.
All figures correct as of 30 September 2021
1 … Fawcett Society, https://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk
2 … Women’s Engineering Society (WES), https://www.wes.org.uk/content/wesstatistics
3 … UK Government, gender pay gap reporting, https://www.gov.uk