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Inclusion and Diversity

Inclusion and diversity

Delivering our purpose with more impact

City & Guilds are committed to improving inclusion and diversity within the way we work and how we deliver our purpose, which is to help people and organisations develop the skills they need for growth.

We are actively pursuing, implementing, and reviewing working practices that enable a diverse and inclusive business strategy and working environment that is truly representative and supportive of our colleagues, customers, and communities.

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We believe

We believe that differences should be respected and valued, and we continue to work towards a culture that enables colleagues and those we work with to be themselves, while also feeling supported to meet their full potential in the workplace and beyond. We know that building a diverse and inclusive workforce will result in highly engaged colleagues, improved service for our customers and greater impact of our purpose. 

This policy applies to our colleagues when we work and when we represent the organisation. Our clients, customers, partners, and suppliers will be made aware of this policy and are expected to operate within it. 

Download our inclusion and diversity policy

Our data

We are committed to transparent and responsible practices around our data and data reporting. See our I&D policy for more information about how we treat and use our data.

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Download our gender pay gap report for 2021


Our targets

  1. Addressing equality of opportunity for our colleagues
    Making sure that everyone has an equal opportunity to grow;
  2. Creating an inclusive culture
    Making sure that everyone feels they can belong and deliver their best work;
  3. Embedding inclusion and diversity in our organisation
    We will do this through actions that create long-term sustainable change, that improve products and services and the way we work;
  4. Addressing diversity through data
    Taking action to highlight and address gaps in data and diversity/representation.

Our Employee Community Support Groups

Community support groups are colleague-led and designed to be safe spaces for anyone to join, share and discuss things they experience, notice, or want to change that are specific to that group’s experience. Our groups decide how frequently they meet and any agenda topics for each meeting, we only ask that the conversations and colleagues within any of our groups are treated with confidentiality and respect.

Our groups have I&D champions either leading or as part of the support groups so that any actions that need to be addressed, can be actioned within the I&D champion network meetings. 

Our groups include:

  • Women’s Network
  • Racial Equality Community Support Group
  • LGBTQ+ Community Support Group
  • Disability Community Support Group
  • M-Powered Menopause Community Support Group
  • Men’s Network
  • Multi-Faith Community Support Group