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At John Holland, our commitment to transforming lives extends to all those who work with us – including our employees and subcontractors and graduates. We know that creating an inclusive and diverse workplace attracts the best people for the job, and we motivate and develop outstanding people – regardless of their gender, age or background.  

We are committed to ensuring both women and men have the same opportunities within our business, and we are proud to say that we are one of the first businesses in our industry to eliminate the gender pay gap.  

John Holland promotes three inclusion and diversity principles:   

1. Our employees are encouraged to be the best they can be. We embrace the unique diversity, skills and perspectives of all employees. We foster a safe, equitable, culturally appropriate and inclusive working environment that allows everyone to achieve their full potential.

2. Our employees are treated fairly and with respect. We treat everyone fairly and equitably and acknowledge the wealth of experience, knowledge, skills and ideas they bring. We embrace a culture that encourages constructive debate. We listen, engage with and understand our employees as unique individuals.

3. We are all responsible for diversity and inclusion. Achieving workplace diversity and building an inclusive culture is the responsibility of every employee in John Holland.  

With 40% of our Executive team being female, we are passionate about driving diversity from the top down. We understand the value that diversity can bring to our organization, ensuring we are in a stronger position to understand our customers’ needs and to deliver our vision of ‘transforming lives’.  

Hear from a current graduate: Annabella Reaper - Graduate Engineer  

"I’ve been able to visit a number of universities and speak about the John Holland graduate program to prospective students and educate young women through sharing my experiences in the construction industry.

One of the main questions I get from students is ‘What is it like being a female in the construction industry?’  

I tell them about my experience at University, and how I was the only girl in our group of 15, this gave me the perception all construction companies like John Holland would be male dominated.

Instead I was interviewed by two females, my first project had a female Delivery Manager, female Construction Manager, female Safety Manager, female Risk Manager, female Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Manager, female Site engineer and female Undergraduate engineer”

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