This compares to our 2017 Gender Pay Report which reported a 20.6% median pay gap and a 27.6% mean pay gap.
To provide some context to the figure, we have reviewed our male / female split within our teams. Overall, we currently employ circa 30% more men than women. When we break this down further, in our Production areas where we employ most people, we have approximately equal numbers of males and females employed and our mean pay gap in this discreet population is 8.6%. Due to the nature of the production roles we find more females are employed in roles which do not attract shift premium which we believe is a key driver for the pay gap.
We therefore believe our pay gap is significantly driven by our staff and managerial roles where we employ around 2 times more males than females. Due to the nature of our business, these managerial and staff roles are predominately filled with people who have qualifications and experience in engineering and STEM related fields. It is this background that we believe has led to a smaller pool of female talent being employed and hired.