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Report on the Gender Pay Gap at Dornan

Dornan is a provider of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation engineering services to the construction industry. We welcome the introduction of gender pay gap reporting, which requires organisations with 250 or more employees to publish annually figures that show the difference between the average earnings of men and women in their employ.

The existence of a gender pay gap in an organisation does not necessarily mean that it is paying its male and female employees unequally. Gender pay gap shows the difference in average pay between men and women in an organisation; equal pay requires that men and women who carry out the same or similar job, or work of equal value, are paid the same.

We already observe the principle of equal pay, but there is nevertheless a significant pay gap between men and women in our business, which is a reflection of the low number of women in our industry as a whole, and in particular their lack of representation at senior management levels.

This Gender Pay Gap Report is based on data correct at 5th April 2017. The figures below have been calculated using the standard methodologies of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.

Dornan is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for all its employees regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, age, relationship status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, disability, and whether they are pregnant or in a period of maternity.

There is a clear policy of paying employees equally for the same or equivalent work, regardless of their sex (or any other characteristic set out above).

What is Dornan doing to address its gender pay gap?

Dornan is successful in attracting female applicants for roles in its support functions. However, a far smaller proportion of women apply for operational, technical and senior management roles at Dornan, and across the construction and engineering industries in general.

Dornan is fully committed to promoting gender diversity in all disciplines and at all levels in the company by:

  • Promoting Dornan, and the construction and engineering industries in general, as an attractive career prospect for women at educational establishments and job fairs
  • Encouraging women to apply for Dornan’s apprenticeship or graduate schemes

Dornan actively seeks to recruit more women into long-term careers with the company. At present we are focused on two key groups: apprentices and recent graduates.

We intend to broaden the existing relationships we have with universities, colleges and schools, and develop new relationships with other educational establishments. We will make greater use of our successful female apprentices and graduates to showcase the range of opportunities for women in our company.