Inclusion & Diversity

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Today’s working environment has a responsibility to make sure everyone is represented and included. It’s long been known that there’s a business case for Inclusion & Diversity; however, as an organisation we know it’s more than that.

We have long strived to create the Future Network, one that will underpin how the world works, and that can’t be done unless those working towards this mission feel as though they are heard and valued; regardless of their cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, or age. We know that we won’t be successful unless we are steadfastly focused on creating a workplace that is equal for all.

Keri Gilder

CEO, Colt

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Our networks, programmes & initiatives

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Our networks offer a chance for employees at Colt to raise awareness and connect with others through events and activities, providing a safe, supportive space. Keep an eye out for any external diversity events.

Network
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Colt’s women’s network exists to promote diversity and gender balance at Colt and engage with all employees to enable Colt’s women to thrive.

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Matters

Colt’s LGBT+ and Allies network aims to create a safe space for all LGBT+ employees and allies, raise awareness of issues that impact LGBT+ employees and encourage diversity and inclusion.

YOUnited

YOUnited was created in 2019 to promote cross cultural understanding and an environment where anyone can flourish regardless of their race, ethnicity, faith or cultural background.

Disability Accessibility Network

DAN is an employee network at Colt and was established with the aim to raise awareness of visible and invisible disabilities and health conditions, embrace people’s differences and champion inclusion across Colt.

Mentoring

Colt has partnered with The Girl’s Network to empower, inspire and develop the next generation of professional women via mentoring. Through our employees’ direct mentoring and by hosting network’s events at our HQ, Colt has engaged with over 115 girls and women in 2019.

Graduate training

We've expanded our graduate scheme to include various locations and managers training on how to manage a multi-generational workforce.

Returners @Colt

Colt’s returners programme is for talented professionals who have been out of corporate life for more than two years and who wish to return. More details can be found on Colt’s careers site.

Best Brave Self

My Best Brave Self is Colt’s inspiring development workshops about confidence, bravery and resilience developed by women for women.

Our programs and initiatives aim to connect Colt with the outside community and create meaningful opportunities.

Our polices are in place at Colt to help support you through all walks of life.

Global family leave

Colt has updated its family leave policy globally to offer parental entitlement that is extended and more inclusive for new parents, across all our regions. We have plans to create more policies that support our employees in 2020.

Transition at Work

Our Global Transition at Work policy was launched in 2019 to support transgender employees and those with non-binary identities intending to transition at work.

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The people in our business have always been one of our greatest assets, and as an organisation, we owe it to them to create a working environment where they can bring their whole selves to work. This means embedding Inclusion and Diversity into everything we do.

Our Inclusion and Diversity strategy centres around five pillars - Pride Matters, Network 25, Enablement, Cultural Diversity and Multigenerational – but outside of these pillars, we are embedding Inclusion and Diversity at the centre of our organisation, ensuring that every Coltie knows that this is how our business functions - we either all succeed, or none of us do.

Louisa Gregory

Vice President Culture, Change & Diversity, Colt

Our memberships:

The Full Picture

Our new regular I&D podcast

Welcome to The Full Picture - a new podcast from Colt Technology Services blending personal stories from our people, their own experiences and unique perspectives, along with the views and insights from experts within our industry and beyond. Episodes will focus in on topics that mean something to our people and the workforces of other organisations such as mental health, neurodiversity in tech, changing conversations about race, to name a few.

Our first season is all around inclusion and diversity: why is it important? What do I&D statistics actually mean? And, most importantly, what should companies be doing about it?

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Read more about how we make Colt an inclusive & diverse place to work

How we're continuing to champion Inclusion & Diversity at Colt.

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed every aspect of our lives. But it won't stop our progress. Read more...

Our people reflect on biases for Blackout Friday

We’re looking at Black Friday differently. This year, we’re switching off corporate messaging to talk about an issue affecting inclusion in many environments – unconscious bias, renaming the day “Blackout Friday”. Read more...

The sum of three generations

When I think of Black History Month (BHM), I think about the history of my ancestors. I spoke to both my grandmas to find out more about their journey to the UK back in the ’60s and what made them settle here... Read more...

Meet some of the Humans of Colt

Find out more about the people that make Colt unique. Click on an any of the images to read a story.

To find out more about our inclusion & diversity plans, or to explore our available opportunities, visit our global careers website below.