Toyota (GB) PLC is actively working to achieve a better gender balance throughout the organisation, through our leadership, culture, external network groups and HR processes.
Due to our strong focus on being an Employer of Choice with extraordinary levels of engagement, our staff retention rates are high, with an average length of service of more than 15 years.
Our low number of leavers (c5%) gives us fewer opportunities for movement, however, where we have the opportunity to recruit externally and to appoint entry-level talent. such as our student placements, 69% have been female.
Over the past 2 years, 64% of all external appointments were female.
As a result, our overall proportion of females employed by TOYOTA (GB) PLC has increased from just over 30% to 36% over the last 3 years.
We have also increased the proportion of female employees in junior/middle management from 17% (2015) to 24% and from 2% to 17% at middle/senior level.
Female staff are not disadvantaged during their careers with us, and to support this further, we have put in place improved flexible working policies as standard across the organisation, and have provided access to coaching for women returning from maternity leave. We have also improved our maternity leave policy with significantly enhanced levels of pay while on maternity.