This International Women’s Day JT is celebrating the diversity of its people. JT has a workforce comprising of 25% women, well above the UK average for the technology industry. They recognise that diverse teams are known to be more creative, more productive and more successful.
International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political accomplishments. As well as the contributions of women. As a progressive employer, JT hopes to encourage more women to pursue a career in telecommunications. This is done by highlighting the diversity and opportunities that already exist at JT.
In the UK the number of women working in technology is significantly lower than most other UK work sectors. Just 17% of those working in the industry are female. However, as more is being done to encourage women to pursue careers in technology and IT roles, this is changing.
Of the 167 women who work at JT, 77% are on permanent full-time contracts. 7% work in engineering, traditionally perceived as a male preserve. Finally, 20% of JT’s current interns and graduates are female.
Recognising the Significant Role Women Play in Business
Jo Waring-Hockley, Group Human Resources Director is the senior female member working as part of the JT Executive Committee. Additionally, there are nine other female members of the Leadership team. Jo said: “In advance of International Women’s Day, we wanted to recognise the significant role women play in our business. We also want to further encourage women to apply for roles typically seen as male orientated, such as engineers and technicians. At JT, we have surpassed the UK average of female employees in the tech industry. Our teams include and are led by many women in a broad range of roles from directors to engineers, marketers to cloud specialists.
“At JT, we support all our employees regardless of gender. We want to ensure every career at JT is supported and nurtured. We’re committed to promoting a healthy work-life balance and have made an effort to ensure everyone feels valued. For example, we make sure new mothers and fathers are aware of our flexible working options. They can also work around their children. Over 13% of the JT female workforce are on our flexible working scheme. Whilst another 15% work on a reduced-hour programme.”
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