Diversity and Inclusion

Watch the video of our employees who highlight the importance of feeling included and why they value working in a diverse and inclusive environment.

We value diversity, providing equality of opportunity and recruiting and promoting on merit.

Our aim is to create a workforce that’s representative of our region and customer base. It’s really important to us that we’re able to create an inclusive and supportive working environment where all our employees feel valued and free to contribute to their full potential.

We want to attract the best talent and recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion in achieving that aim.

What does being diverse and inclusive mean in practice?

Diversity is difference

We see it as the unique characteristics of an individual and the qualities, experiences, background and approach they bring.

Manchester prideInclusion is valuing difference

In our company it describes a working environment where different ways of looking at the world are valued and people are free to contribute and fulfil their full potential. 

 Working environment

Our networks include:

  • Women in UU
  • Identity LGBT+
  • Armed Forces
  • Christian Group
  • Gender Equality
  • Multicultural
  • Ability

Within our fully inclusive workplace we aim to create an environment where people are treated fairly, based on their capability and contribution.

Wherever possible we provide training and development opportunities for disabled people so they can make the best use of their skills. 

Our commitment to equal opportunities

Watch our video to find out how our apprentices feel about equal opportunities.

Manchester Pride 2019

In 2019 we attended Manchester Pride parade. The theme was Deep Space Pride: A Future World of Equality.

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