Who are Subsea 7?
Subsea 7 is a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the evolving energy industry. We create sustainable value by being the industry’s partner and employer of choice in delivering the efficient offshore solutions the world needs. Our team of over 11,000 people work across 36 countries, both onshore and offshore, to deliver our global projects.
Working in all water depths across all energy hubs, our engineering expertise, alliances and specialist technologies enable us to engage early so that our multi-disciplinary teams can design and deliver the solutions that our clients want.
We have a strong track record of safe and reliable delivery. Our reputation as a collaborative service provider in long-lasting client relationships makes us one of the most trusted contractors in our market, which includes oil and gas and renewable energy.
What projects / schemes / initiatives to support women’s recruitment, retention and progression in STEM are Subsea 7 involved in?
At Subsea 7, our business strategy is to create sustainable value by being the energy industry’s partner and employer of choice.
In the UK, we recognise that to be an employer of choice we need to ensure we offer our people an inclusive environment that supports them at different stages in their work life. We know this is important for them to achieve a rewarding career, and for our UK business to stay successful.
To help achieve this, we have introduced a diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy. It focuses on three key areas that represent a person’s career: inclusive culture, talent attraction and talent development.
What activities do we have to support STEM recruitment, retention and development?
Driving progress in each of our three D&I strategy focus areas, includes investing in opportunities and creating a supportive, agile environment for women. We are also actively looking at how we promote our business and our industry as a positive career choice for women, and how we inspire and attract the next generation.
To encourage more women into engineering and technology roles, we are focusing on:
- Supporting our STEM Ambassadors, graduates, engineers and managers to engage with schools and universities
- Looking at further ways to recruit, eg through Subsea 7’s pioneering Conversion Programme and the development of a Returner Programme for people who have had a break from Engineering
- Setting recruitment targets and monitoring them going forward
- Offering summer placements
- Raising awareness of our women in graduate, technology, innovation and leadership positions
- Supporting our employee-led UK D&I Network to find recommendations and drive change in how we attract more women and the next generation
- Taking part in panel discussions and networking events in our local areas
Why did Subsea 7 join WISE?
“With the aim of promoting STEM Careers to women as a direct action of our initial Gender Pay Gap report, we found that WISE membership and following the Ten Steps campaign would help us to benchmark our current performance as an employer and guide us in the right direction to continue on our journey in becoming a more diverse and inclusive workplace.”
– Judith Anderson, HR Director, UK & Canada