Women at Amey
We are passionate about attracting and retaining women and creating equality in careers where women are under-represented. We are creating a workplace where women flourish and achieve their potential, free from barriers.
We have inspirational women working at every level of our business, but there is a long way to go before they are equally represented. At the current rate of progress it would be 2095 before women are equally represented across the globe ('HeForShe' campaign) – and we just can’t wait that long. We are striving to attract and retain talented women, by making every office, site and depot a great place for women to work in.
To identify ways of making this happen, we run a networking group, 'Women at Amey' and we signed up to the United Nations 'HeForShe' campaign, supported by our parent company, Ferrovial.
Attracting and retaining talented women
We believe everyone has the potential to achieve great things, contribute to our business success and in return grow their career. We actively encourage girls and women to choose STEM careers, by working with local schools and raising awareness of opportunities for women.
Amey supports the retention of women through engagement, sharing experiences and success as well as personal development to encourage and enable them to become middle and senior managers. We also help women return to work after a career break of more than 2 years with the Amey Returners programme. This is run in partnership with ICE, providing 12 week paid internships with a view to offering a permanent role.
Amey has women working across the whole business who are leading the field in the industries we work in:
- WINNER - Women in Logistics Awards 2016 - Jen Yaxley was awarded 'Young Women of the Year Award'
- WINNER - WICE Awards 2015 - Christina Jackson, was awarded the ‘Lifetime achievement in engineering’ recognising her 37 years of dedication to civil engineering consultancy
- WINNER - Ground Engineering Next Generation Awards 2015 – Monica Steele awarded the ‘Young Geotechnical Engineer of the Year’ Award.
- WINNER - West Midlands Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) 2015 - Jessica Marsh, Assistant Project Engineer won the 2015 Emerging Engineer award.
- FINALIST - UK Rail Industry Awards 2016– Sarah Beck was shortlisted in the Young Rail Professional of the Year category.
- WICE European Woman in Construction and Engineering 2016
- FINALIST - Lisa Ingram for Best woman in highways
- FINALIST - Jennifer McKinney for Best female rail engineer
- FINALIST - Alex Peters, Graduate Environmentalist for Best Young woman in engineering
Committed to change
We've a long way to go before we can say that we are diverse across all parts of our business and we are absolutely committed to getting to this point as quickly as possible to enable women to achieve their ambitions.