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British Gypsum becomes the latest member of WISE

Date: 08 June 2021

British Gypsum is helping to address the gender balance within STEM fields.

We are now a member of WISE – Women in Science and Engineering. Through this membership, we will strengthen our diversity profile with expert training that will allow us to support the attraction, retention and progression of diverse, female talent.

Our HR Director, David McGarry, said: “We want to attract new colleagues with new capabilities, skills and backgrounds, who will provide us with a wealth of new ideas and ways of doing things and who will add something new to our capability.

“[WISE] gives us access to the best practices around diversity and access to seminars and materials, as well as the chance to post our jobs, which will get mailed to thousands of female members looking for opportunities within STEM.”

Our partnership with WISE will create a positive impact on the STEM field by building on initiatives that we already have in place. These initiatives include our STEM Ambassador programme and student events and placements.

On how joining WISE will make a difference, David McGarry added: “British Gypsum strives to be a great place to work but we recognise that we need to do more to attract more females and a greater breadth of diverse, talented people to our organisation. We have a wide range of opportunities in science, manufacturing, engineering and mining, and we aim to ensure that each person feels welcome, and valued for their contribution regardless of their background, ethnicity or gender.

“We do have work to do to make all our workplaces more inclusive and we are proud to partner with WISE to help us to take positive steps towards achieving this.”

Katie Jackson, Relationship Manager at WISE, said: “I am delighted to welcome British Gypsum as WISE members.”

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