Equality of opportunity is important to us and we are proud to have been part of the Architectural Trailblazer Group and our apprenticeship scheme now offers a more diverse route to qualifying. Through our connection with various educators, we inspire and prepare young people for the rapidly changing world of work. We regularly participate in local Careers Fairs across all of our regions where our employees give pupils insight into their own career journeys. We work closely with our professional institutes and our female leaders take part in mentoring events to encourage inclusion and retention of more women in architecture.
Inclusivity is vital to us, enabling everyone to feel safe, empowered, respected and understood, which in turn leads to the unlocking of wonderful ideas and innovation. We want our approach to respond to the diversity of our clients and the communities in which we work, and we encourage everyone to have a voice and share their views, give feedback and feel valued for their contribution. Our team includes over 15 nationalities with multi-cultural influences and different languages spoken. Our gender split is 46/54 female:male, 25% of our operational board is female and 4 out of our 5 studios are led by women.