Women in Automotive
Building an inclusive workplace
The drive towards a world of work where all employees are empowered to thrive. And, whilst diversity and inclusion often go hand in hand, inclusion is fundamentally about individual experience and allowing everyone at work to contribute and feel a part of an organisation.
Protyre – one of the UK’s largest tyre retailers – marked National Apprentice Week 2019 by taking on its 100th apprentice in this year's intake and drive forward with plans to recruit more female mechanics through its apprenticeship scheme.
As a group we are already aware of the benefits of building an inclusive and diverse workforce. Our focus is to hire the right person for the right job with the right skills regardless of their gender. We do however work in an industry that is predominantly male orientated and we want to promote the fact we have female Mechanics, Site Managers, Transport Managers and Sales Teams, not to mention the more common roles in Finance, IT and HR. We recognise the value diversity brings, different people with different backgrounds, we are proud to say we have increased our female population by 125% in the last 5 years.