JCT600 has announced that it has joined the UK Automotive 30% Club as part of its “ongoing commitment to attract more women into the automotive industry”.
Established in 2016 by Gaia Innovation’s chief executive Julia Muir, the Automotive 30% club is made up of CEOs and managing directors of automotive manufacturers, retailers and suppliers who are committed to achieving the goal of having 30% of women in key leadership positions in their organisations by 2030.
JCT600’s HR director, Katie Saunders, said: “The automotive industry has traditionally been dominated by men, but given the huge pool of female talent out there, we want to do everything we can to change that.
“At JCT600, we have been working hard to create a culture in which women feel welcome and valued, from the way in which we recruit to ensuring that the right training and support is in place to enable them to progress.
“We’re starting to see encouraging numbers of women coming into the business, from young apprentices, many joining in traditionally male roles such as technicians, to more experienced women progressing their career with us in management positions,” said Saunders.
“We’re proud to be part of the Automotive 30% Club – it’s great to see some of the leading names in the sector coming together so we can make a real difference to gender balance in the industry.”
The club’s 23 members span automotive manufacturing, retailing and affiliated companies, including brands such as Bentley, the Volkswagen group, Auto Trader and Carwow.
Muir said: “We have great pleasure in welcoming JCT600 to the UK Automotive 30% Club. It's wonderful to have a company on board who are already making great strides towards closing the gender gap within their organisation. ”