Leading the way in diversity: Rearo wins at Awards night

Following an intense selection process in a highly contested category, Rearo came out tops for Promoting Diversity at the prestigious Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2018.

Up against 225 other companies and organisations from across the country, Rearo’s focus on inclusion within our business ethics, along with our ‘welcoming nature and team mentality’ impressed the judges at the black-tie ceremony at Perth Concert Hall.

As a company, we’re proud to promote equality and diversity, and believe in inclusion, regardless of life circumstances. Through our Apprenticeship Programme:

  • We are committed to decreasing youth unemployment in the local and surrounding areas, specifically within Govan where figures currently stand at 4.5%.

 

  • We actively support our current Apprentice Sam Speirs who is profoundly deaf, providing communications support for Sam at college, and encouraging his colleagues at Glasgow HQ to learn sign language through organised classes onsite.

Offering factory-based apprenticeship placements, the Award also recognises Rearo’s efforts to address the skills gap within Scotland in terms of woodwork capabilities and, in the midst of Brexit, providing a foundation for UK manufacturing.

Our 100-strong workforce is predominantly European (including Polish, Greek and Italian employees), while our Engineering/Health and Safety department includes team members from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups.

Rearo Production Manager, Mark Gordon and Sign Language Specialist, Paula Marshall, received the Award on the night. We’re delighted with the win and are already determined to retain our title next year!