Wood is passionate about diversity and inclusion. We understand it is an essential component to the success of our business. Differences such as life experiences, gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, neuro-diversity and upbringing make us all unique from one another.
This uniqueness enables us to offer different skills, ideas, approaches and expertise to the business and our customers. We believe that by embracing this diversity and the richness of contributions that all our people can give, everyone working for Wood has the opportunity to reach their maximum potential.
As Wood we understand that being selected for interview can be both an exciting and anxious time. On the one hand it’s great you’ve been selected, but on the other you don’t know who the interviewers will be, what they will ask or what you are expected to know.
At Wood we are passionate about our recruitment process being fair and transparent and if you have a disability, we will do what we can to make sure you have the support you need.
For example, candidates with Dyslexia are automatically given 25% additional time for anything related to reading or writing. For candidates with neuro-diverse disorders such as Asperger syndrome or Autism, we actively encourage the candidates to invite a ‘supporter’ to accompany them. This ‘supporter’ is the bridge, helping to reframe interview questions to give the candidate the best chance of answering the question to the best of their ability. This additional support is optional and does not have to be used if the candidate does not wish – we work with each individual to make sure they are comfortable throughout the process. All we ask is that they are honest in the early stages so we can put the right support levels in place.
We have a number of groups that are active D&I networks. They have a collective aim to encourage everyone to bring their full selves to work so we can all contribute to the collective aims of the business.