We're shifting the balance of power
Here at E.ON, International Women's Day is both a celebration and a motivation.
It's something to celebrate because it's a reminder that our open, inclusive approach is making a real difference – this is an environment where women can thrive. We're committed to recruiting and promoting people based on talent alone, so if you're driven and ambitious, we'll make sure there are never any obstacles standing in the way of your progression. Not only that, but we support flexible working (Working Families is one of our many partners in diversity and inclusion), we offer a very generous maternity package along with a host of family friendly benefits – and we even have a dedicated Board level Gender Diversity Champion. We've received a number of recognition awards and accolades for our work in this area, including an ENEI Inclusion award, the 'Best Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Strategy' award at the prestigious FIRM Awards 2013, and a CandE for positive recruiting practices. Put simply, we're doing everything we can to make sure our people are happy, well supported and free to be themselves – not just because that’s the right thing to do, but also because it means everyone can get much more out of work.
"I have had plenty of opportunities to develop my skills and move into new roles. Over my career at E.ON,
I've worked in three different business units. The benefits are great and the culture is supportive."
Mel – Knowledge Management Analyst
E.ON Careers - Where Women Work
At E.ON we're committed
to equal opportunities for all. In this video we talk to
a number of people about work life balance and their experiences of working for E.ON.
International Women's Day is also driving us on to do more. Over the last couple of years, the number of women we've hired has risen by 13% and, right now, over 40% of our people are female. But we're determined to get the balance up to 50%. As a company that provides energy to millions of people across the UK and beyond, we never underestimate how important it is for us to be truly reflective of our customer base. Not only that, but the energy industry is facing some tough challenges and it's only by tapping into different ideas and perspectives that we'll be able to overcome those challenges.
So whilst we're proud of our achievements in creating a diverse, inclusive environment, we also recognise that there's always room to improve. At E.ON, we want to make sure that the balance of power is exactly what it should be.
"We know we need to get young people interested in STEM subjects much, much earlier –
it's something I'm passionate about so E.ON give me two to three days a month to go into schools. As a
female engineer, I hope I can be a role model for female students."
Yasmin – Development Engineer, Exploration and Production
To learn more, visit our careers website today at eonenergy.com/careers