Diversity. Every company likes to talk about it, but few have embraced it with quite the same commitment as we have here at Raytheon. As a result, diversity has become a competitive imperative plus an integral part of our business model and philosophy, particularly as we continue to grow internationally.
In our experience, diversity of talent and thought is what drives innovation. Our most creative teams are those that tap into broad perspectives and ideas – and so it is that we have created a welcoming, respectful and supportive workplace that engages all types of employees, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, family history or physical ability. This allows us to ensure that:
- the company retains, attracts and develops world-class people.
- people are treated with dignity and respect, and difference is valued as a company core competency.
- employees have the opportunity to reach their full potential, perform at their peak level and make their maximum contribution.
- we enjoy world-class partnerships with our customers, suppliers, partners and other stakeholders.
We believe in creating an inclusive environment and providing an atmosphere where everyone feels valued and empowered.
Raytheon UK has invested in a number of employee resource groups with particular focus areas including the Raytheon Women's Network (RWN UK) and Raytheon Reservists. The RWN UK provides a network to foster, celebrate and advocate for women's success and exposure. The Raytheon Reservists group was formed to support the Reservists and Veterans from the Armed Forces covenant which Raytheon UK signed in 2014, to support the UK Armed Forces with a special focus on providing support for those members of the Armed Forces Reservists who work within Raytheon.
Raytheon is also active in local communities, particularly through engagement with local schools as part of the Raytheon STEM programme. This corporate social responsibility programme aims to encourage greater participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects with a large emphasis on encouraging more women into these areas.
Put simply, diversity of talent and thought is key to our ability to provide solutions to the global market. And if we are to truly make the world a safer place, our organisation must reflect that world.
We continue to strive to build a culture around recognising, respecting and leveraging difference. Now, as the global environment rapidly evolves and grows ever more competitive, the next chapter in our journey to inclusiveness will be critical.
Our recognised Equal Opportunities is as follows:
Raytheon UK is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, nationality, disability, family or marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief.