The Catapult Network: Creating a Culture where Every Individual is Valued
The Catapult plays an active role in the Offshore Wind Industry Council’s gender, ethnicity and apprenticeship subgroups and has committed to seeking to increase the representation of women in its workforce to a third by 2030. The Catapult currently has over 30 Catapult STEM Ambassadors among 250 employees with a coordinated delivery strategy in partnership with local schools, organisations, and charities.
Other activity highlights include:
In striving for excellence in everything they do, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult encourages a work environment that is collaborative and where integrity is valued. Through a number of established activities, the Catapult is positively and pro-actively increasing the understanding and importance of diversity and inclusion (DI) among its people and making it an important part of the work culture.
Establishing an internal D&I group that meet monthly. With a passionate group of diversity and inclusion champions, membership of the group is open to everyone and continues to grow.
Developing effective working partnerships with external specialist D&I organisations including IE, the Association for Black and Ethnic Minority Engineers (AFBE), Stonewall, Skills Development Scotland and ‘Who Cares?’
Recognising the D&I calendar, the Catapult raises awareness on different inclusivity topics through various approaches including lunch and learn workshops, all employee presentations, employee biographies and personal statements, and all employee written communications. These topics have included recognising and celebrating Black History, Diwali, Guru Nanak Jayanti, World Mental Health Day, Movember and National/Scottish Apprenticeship Week.