We are proud of our multi-cultural workforce. In 2012 we launched a ‘Better Together’ self-audit tool which identifies what we need to do to make our workforce even more cohesive than it already is.

Equal opportunities

Bakkavor Group is an equal opportunities employer. Equal opportunities are offered to all regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, sex (including gender reassignment), marital or civil partnership status, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, age or trade union membership. All candidates and employees are treated equally in respect of recruitment, promotion, training, pay and other employment policies and conditions. All decisions are based on relevant merit and abilities.

Disabled employees

Bakkavor Group gives full and fair consideration to employment applications made by people with disabilities. We offer equal opportunities to all disabled during the course of their employment. A full assessment of the individual’s needs is undertaken and reasonable adjustments are made to the work environment and/or practice in order to assist those with disabilities.

Communicating effectively

One of the biggest challenges as a large food company is ensuring we communicate effectively and encourage employee engagement across, and within, our business.

We provide open channels of communication between employees and management through regular Site Employee Forums (SEFs) and the annual Group Employee Forum (GEF) where matters of common concern are discussed and learnings, best practice and ideas are shared. This enables positive policy development and the communication and discussion of operational changes. We also publish a quarterly Group newsletter which updates all employees on activities across the Group. We also want to hear the views of our employees, directly from them, on working for Bakkavor, what they like as well as what they would like to change. We do this through our People Survey. From this we are able to focus our efforts to develop and increase levels of employee engagement across the Group.