The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Transport have welcomed an initiative that recognises that more needs to be done to greater enhance the gender balance in aviation and as such, the UK's aviation and aerospace sectors are making a commitment to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry for women by launching a Charter for Women.
Made up of over 212 global companies, this week the Sandy Gunn Aerospace Careers Programme was accepted into the charter as a supporting member organisation.
- commits organisations to supporting the progression of women into senior roles in the aviation and aerospace sectors by focusing on the executive pipeline and the mid-tier level;
- recognises the diversity of the sector and that organisations will have different starting points - each organisation should therefore set its own targets, where appropriate, and implement the right strategy for their organisation; and
- requires organisations to publicly report on progress to deliver against any internal targets to support the transparency and accountability needed to drive change.
Through our careers presentations, and work with young people, the ACP has made a commitment to support this charter.