But what does a truly inclusive business feel like? It’s where you can be yourself, no holding back. Where you can be appreciated for who you really are and recognised for the contribution you make.
It’s where the whole team makes a conscious effort to understand and support each other’s cultures, backgrounds, experiences. Where training is given across the business to help us all do that better.
It’s where you’re supported to do your best work. Where your managers care about trying to meet your needs, from the right working conditions and tools, to the right work patterns.
That’s the environment we want for everyone at FCO Services – and we work hard every day to achieve that. And while we’ve got further to go together, we’re proud of the progress we’re making so far.
Every colleague here takes on Unconscious Bias training
We’re proud to be a Disability Confident employer
We provide support and training as Employers for Carers
There’s work still to do, both within our organisation and within the tech and construction industries, but we’re proud of the steps we’ve taken so far. In 2018-19, we saw more representation for every cultural group. More equality. More promotions. And more colleagues than ever who felt they could be their whole selves:
This course is mandatory for all colleagues, helping us treat colleagues equally.
This mandatory course trains colleagues in equality legislation and how to tackle inappropriate behaviour.
This course gives colleagues the understanding and confidence to help colleagues in distress.
With video and digital learning, this training helps us all support each other’s mental health, as well as our own.
Essential for managers, this course tackles how to spot and stop bullying, harassment and discrimination.
This course helps managers and teams alike to support staff with care responsibilities.
Delivered to 117 leaders so far across the business, this course helps managers train to support and improve the wellbeing of their team.
If you’re transitioning from the armed forces into FCO Services, you’ll be in very good company. We’re experienced employers for ex-forces colleagues, working with CTP among other organisations, and we need people with skillsets just like yours. Because of that, there are ex-forces personnel across our organisation, so you’ll always have people you can turn to for advice and support – as well as a team around you who’ll help you adjust.
Every colleague should have a workplace and a working pattern that meets their needs and enables their best work. As a Disability Confident employer, we offer and make adjustments for anyone who needs it.
That could include:
We also make reasonable adjustments in our application and interview process, and you can find out about that on our How to apply page.
For more on how Workplace Adjustment Passports can help, you can find out about the experiences of colleagues across the Civil Service here.
Mind, the mental health charity, estimates that every year, 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health issue. We’re making sure that our colleagues are supported, and that they know how to support each other. That includes: