Wills Bros pride itself on being an Equal Opportunities Employer as evidenced by our diverse employees from different social, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Levelling out the gender imbalance in the construction industry is very important to us and we are constantly looking to attract more women into the Construction Industry.
The Construction Industry is also very underrepresented by people from the LGBTQ+ Community which means we’re not benefiting from the talent pool available to other industries. We are working with the industry to establish the reasons for this and how the industry could recruit and retain LGBTQ+ people better.
Despite perceptions of the working conditions, there are also plenty of opportunities in the construction industry for people classed as ‘disabled’ by the legal definition.
The company also has a long history of training the young, and reskilling older people who are transitioning from other industries and whom have considerable value to add. Our priority is employing good people with passion, who work in the best interest of the company. In return you will be treated fairly, with dignity and respect. We are committed to embedding and mainstreaming Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) through adhering to and exceeding the requirements of the Employment Equality Legislation.
Equality in the Workplace
The nine protected characteristics identified under the Employment Equality Act are ‘age’, ‘disability’, ‘gender reassignment’ (now commonly understood as ‘gender identity’), ‘marriage and civil partnership’, ‘pregnancy and maternity’, ‘race’, ‘religion or belief’, ‘sex’, and ‘sexual orientation’.