Who are Frazer-Nash Consultancy?
Frazer-Nash Consultancy is a leading systems, engineering and technology company. We help organisations deliver innovative engineering and technology solutions to make lives safe, secure, sustainable, and affordable.
With over 800 employees, we work from a network of eleven UK and four Australian locations. Our people apply their expertise to develop, enhance and protect our clients’ critical assets, systems and processes.
We use our skills and talents to ensure a sustainable future for society. Our work helps deliver a safe and secure world, where natural resources are conserved, and clean energy is available to all. We focus on actions to reduce climate change; supporting rapid and far-reaching transformations in the delivery of energy, security, industry, and transport.
At the heart of our business are a set of self-defined core values:
- We care: We care about each other; we offer mutual support; we ensure everyone has a voice; we work with openness and collaborate effectively; we care about the difference we make to the wider world.
- We are trusted: We earn the trust of our customers and colleagues by delivering on the commitments we have made to them.
- We deliver success: We deliver value and success to our customers and to our business. We continually strive to be the best at what we do.
- We want to do things that matter: We seek out interesting and satisfying work that helps makes a difference in society.
What projects / schemes / initiatives to support women’s recruitment, retention and progression in STEM are Frazer-Nash Consultancy involved in?
We have a roadmap of activities to drive forward our ambitions in improving diversity and inclusion (D&I) within Frazer-Nash Consultancy, including gender diversity issues. Our D&I Steering Committee enables the implementation of this roadmap, which addresses the following key areas:
- Communication and consultation: We have communications channels to facilitate open discussions about women in STEM. We also created a ‘Celebrating Females in STEM’ intranet page to highlight achievements of female employees working in STEM.
- Understanding our employees: We regularly share surveys to understand our employees’ opinions on different issues. This has been extremely useful in ensuring we accommodate people’s needs during the pandemic.
- Attracting and retaining talented individuals: In the past year we have launched a new recruitment website, where job advertisements are run through a decoder to avoid unconscious bias. Importantly, we offer a range of family-friendly policies, and all our job adverts promote the Working Families ‘Happy to talk flexible working’ logo. We publish our salary bands, and take a consistent approach to reward and recognition through our competency framework to make the promotions process more transparent.
- Learning and Development: We are improving our induction and training programmes to ensure that unconscious bias awareness is integral to the training of our staff. Moreover, we encourage our staff to volunteer in local schools and have sponsored several STEM events, including the IET Young Women Engineer of the Year awards.
- Measurement: We have improved our HR systems to aid measurement and reporting of D&I statistics.
Why did Frazer-Nash Consultancy join WISE?
“By joining WISE, we’re demonstrating our commitment to diversity and inclusion at Frazer-Nash. Our people are at the very heart of what we do and diversity, together with a culture of inclusion, is vital to continue to build a strong sustainable business that harnesses innovation and creativity.”
– Sam Geis, People Director
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