“I also want to thank my colleagues involved in the ECITB’s IDEA Taskforce for helping transform initiatives into meaningful, actionable plans,” Maria added.
As 2022 sponsors of the Inclusion Programme of the Year at the ETAs, the ECITB was proud to present Rolls Royce with the award for their Talent Acquisition Programme.
CEO Chris Claydon felt that this category held particular resonance for the ECITB and its ongoing efforts to support cultural change within industry.
“All the finalists in this category were inspiring examples of organisations and individuals dedicated to fostering a culture of inclusivity. And each will play a central role in delivering the solutions to the technological and industrial challenges on the ever-approaching horizon,” said Chris.
“Championing diversity and inclusion is a central objective of the ECITB’s new strategy and we wholeheartedly support and recognise the importance of embedding well established programmes, initiatives, and networks such as these to drive action and progress.”
As part of the new strategy, the ECITB will work with industry to strengthen its reporting metrics on D&I and with a wide range of partners to widen the diversity of participation on ECITB new entrant schemes. We will publish our detailed D&I action plan later this year.