Diversity And Inclusion

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At Ventia, we continually work to ensure the wellbeing of our communities across ANZ and to make sure our people experience a diverse and inclusive culture. We are focussing on building a workplace that celebrates differences in gender, background, qualifications and experiences — and also differences in approach and viewpoints.

In particular, we are committed to increasing the participation of women and Indigenous employees across our operations. We are proud of the strides we’ve made to improve female representation in our workforce but acknowledge that there is much more that needs to be done at Ventia and in our industry overall. 

Gender Equality
 
At Ventia we have a strong focus on creating an inclusive culture and supporting workplace flexibility, focussing on elements integral to promoting gender equality in the workplace and community. Our framework focuses on both increasing the diversity of our employees, as well as the practises needed to foster an inclusive culture. To support this, we have implemented a framework that focuses on initiatives including: 

  • Ensuring gender balanced recruitment shortlists  
  • Increasing female representation in the organisation across all levels 
  • Encouraging a greater uptake of flexible work practices across the organisation 
  • Ensuring continued focus on gender pay equality 
  • Promoting awareness of unconscious bias through training and communication 


Flexibility 

We are proud to promote a work environment that recognises the importance of flexible work arrangements today, to assist our employees in managing personal commitments. Initiatives such as our Work from Home policy provide our people with greater choice in the tools available to succeed in and out of work. Our flexible leave policy also allows you to purchase additional leave through salary sacrifice each year if desired. 

Parental Leave 

At Ventia we are committed to providing a supportive environment that acknowledges our employee’s responsibilities when raising a family. Company funded paid parental leave is provided to Primary and Secondary Carers in line with our parental leave policy. 

Indigenous Participation 

With our wide reach of employment opportunities, we are proud to have built strong connections with our Indigenous communities. We have a dedicated commitment to Indigenous people and their communities through actions and programmes such as our Reconciliation Action Plan, local Community Engagement Programmes, a targeted Indigenous employment programme and engagement with local Indigenous stakeholder groups.  

We are fully committed to reconciliation and respectful engagement with First Peoples across Australia and New Zealand. As we integrate Broadspectrum and Visionstream as Ventia, we come together from different stages of our unique Reconciliation journeys. Broadspectrum, acquired by Ventia in mid-2020, launched its fourth Reconciliation Action Plan with Elevate status in 2018.  Our combined business continues to build on these achievements, and we find ourselves on common ground in the principles of our approach, bound by our shared, ongoing responsibility to Indigenous people.  

At Ventia we work intentionally with our clients to ensure that we are maximising opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in projects, and believe we can make a meaningful contribution to Indigenous communities by creating sustainable employment, education and business opportunities. 

We acknowledge Indigenous people as being the original carers of their lands, and we recognise and respect the importance of their local customs and practices in preserving communities and culture.  

Differently Abled People
 
Ventia has been involved in numerous activities to support people with different abilities to gain exposure to our organisation. We are proud of the following steps we take to ensure our workforce reflects the communities that we serve: 

  • Providing employment opportunities and work experience programs for students that are differently abled, such as tailored work experience programs on our Defence contract 
  • Participating in government funded disability mentoring programs including support with transition into further education or employment pathways 
  • Engaging social enterprises that employ people with different abilities 
     

If you would like to contribute to this diversity of thought and experience that enables our business to flourish, click here to search and apply for our current opportunities.