Inclusion and Diversity
"Our vision is for McMenon to be adaptable to change, innovation and continue to provide a meaningful and rewarding experience for our employees.
We want to make employees of all backgrounds feel welcomed and treated equally.”
- Anand Puthran, Founder and CEO
At McMenon, our people are the absolute heartbeat of our business.
We have a long-standing commitment to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity for all employees, job applicants and customers.
Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education or national origin: it’s about having the right calibre of people on board to meet our aspirations and deliver services that exceed clients’ expectations.
Anand Puthran, Founder and CEO
Our commitment to inclusion and diversity is especially important in Cumbria. As McMenon CEO, Anand Puthran explains, “it’s a fact that black and minority ethnic people are under-represented in Cumbrian businesses. This isn’t by design, of course, but positive action from community and business leaders will change this unenviable statistic.
“We consciously, and with conviction, address any lack of diversity in our organisation and continue to work towards being the employer of choice. We rigorously stamp out discriminatory behaviour and promote diversity in recruitment and career progression, based on merit.”
Our vision is for McMenon to be adaptable to change, innovation and continue to provide a meaningful and rewarding experience for our employees. We want to make employees of all backgrounds feel welcomed and treated equally.
We respect and appreciate what makes people different: each member of our team brings a different set of perspectives, values and ideas which help us to have diverse views on various business challenges and opportunities.
Our diverse and high-performing people have shaped McMenon and will continue to do so in future. Maintaining a diverse workforce in today’s globally-networked business environment is a fair and intelligent way ahead to success.
During recruitment, we monitor equality and diversity and look for the most suitable person for the job based on experience, skills and qualifications. Find out more about careers at McMenon by visiting WEBLINK, by email at EMAIL or on TELEPHONE.
International Women in Engineering Day
McMenon is proud to support International Women in Engineering Day, which takes place every year across the globe.
Our Chief Operations Officer, Shiby Bernard, is encouraging more girls and women to consider a career in the exciting world of engineering.
“I feel a sense of gratitude to International Women in Engineering Day for not only reminding the world about the role of women in engineering, but celebrating it too,” she said.
Shiby Bernard, Chief Operations Officer
“The 2020 theme – Shape the World – is more relevant than ever, at a time when the world is battered by Covid-19 and women in engineering and other fields share an equal responsibility in shaping the world.
“To every female out there, girls in school or women interested in engineering and looking to switch careers into engineering related roles as I did, I’d just like to say: go out and explore the variety of options within engineering and find one that will allow you to express yourself best.”
McMenon is a young company that has taken over an engineering business with over 70 years of heritage. Diversity is a fundamental policy at McMenon, and we make every effort to promote it.
“Subject to being the best person for the job, we would like to increase the number of women working for us, particularly within technical roles,” Shiby explained.
“We take pride that we have women from diverse backgrounds now leading and suppoding us in key engineering and related depadments. From an apprentice in our temperature manufacturing department and team leaders managing engineered products and services to the chief operations officer at McMenon and board member: we have women leading the way — shaping our world.”
Find out more about careers at McMenon by visiting WEBLINK, by email at EMAIL or on TELEPHONE.
National Apprenticeship Week
National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy.
We have six apprentices at McMenon across various departments. We’ve been inspired by their passion, willingness to learn new skills and eagerness do well.
They all have an important part to play in the business, now and in the future.
Find out more about apprenticeship opportunities at McMenon by visiting WEBLINK, by email at EMAIL or on TELEPHONE.
Creating Careers in Cumbria
McMenon is proud to be an advocate of the Creating Careers in Cumbria programme that supports people through engagement, training and practical advice.
McMenon attended the programme’s latest graduation event and received a certificate from project partner Morgan Sindall Infrastructure as a thank you for our support.
We are committed to backing this worthwhile employability project that helps people across the region better prepare for job opportunities.
It’s worth noting that 74% of participants have secured employment after attending the programme.