“EADS is deeply committed to diversity in both principle and in practice. Respect for differences among the workforce has been shown to improve collective performance across organizations, as well as building a more open-minded, inclusive culture. Much of our commercial success has been driven by our multi-culturalism, and embracing diversity is equally important.”
Robin Southwell, CEO of EADS UK
The EADS Diversity Board was launched to promote diversity within the workforce. The Board aims to look beyond existing diversity initiatives and to find further ways of promoting diversity across the whole Group. EADS’s Diversity Strategy focuses on Gender, Disability, Intergeneration and Social/Cultural Backgrounds, to name a few.
EADS is already committed to implementing diversity policies within its workforce and aims to increase the level of women recruited to 25%, and the number of female managers to 20% by 2020. This will be achieved via a number of different initiatives including dedicated leadership programmes such as GROW (Growing Opportunities for Women).
The EADS mentoring programme is also strongly focused on developing female talent across all Divisions. The Group has additionally set up networks in each home country involving between 50 and 200 women who are jointly working with the Company on items such as work life balance, career development and men's perception of women at work.
What our employees are saying
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What can you as employee expect from EADS?
EADS offers an engaging place to work where mutual trust, empowerment, recognition and accountability underpin everything we do. As an EADS employee you will have the opportunity to develop yourself and your talents and be part of a global, highly competent workforce. Our success and ability to compete in the marketplace of the future is dependent on the talent, motivation and performance of our people. That is why we are committed to nurturing our employees’ full potential and why we have created an environment within which they can thrive.
What does EADS expect from you as employee?
Innovation, passion and teamwork that transcends borders – geographic, cultural and functional – have always driven EADS employees, whether they are technical experts or project managers, technicians or production line operatives. To maintain our position as a global leader, we need people who are capable of meeting the complex challenges that encompass living in a more secure and sustainable world. We are looking for exceptional individuals with the skills, leadership qualities and creativity to help us define, develop and deliver the solutions that our customers will demand in the future.