Fostering Young Talent
The Weetabix Food Company is made up of a range of inspiring people and we really are one team. Through giving our people the freedom and support to drive improvement through making decisions – what we call The Weetabix Difference – our colleagues are ambitious, lead by example and always deliver.
In 2023, we welcomed 6 new manufacturing and engineering apprentices.
Strengthening Employee Support
We are always looking for new ways to ensure we create a great place to do great work. The health and wellbeing of our people is a priority and we have taken a number of steps over the past year to strengthen the support we provide to them.
We continued to expand our Mental Health First Aiders programme, with 15 newly trained volunteers joining the network, making the team 41 strong across the business in all functions and across the manufacturing teams.
Both the median and mean gender pay gap across the organisation have been decreasing at the Weetabix Food Company since 2021. The median pay gap in 2022 sat at 1.86% (down from 3.44% in 2021), with the mean pay gap at 3.64% (down from 4.02% in 2021). This was in stark contrast to the UK national gender pay gap average of 14.9%.
Harnessing the Power of Diversity and Inclusion
We have continued to focus on delivering against our vision of fostering an environment of “inclusion without exception”, led by our voluntary group of diversity champions who meet monthly.
We have continued our partnership with Edit, a specialist agency working to help us navigate diversity and inclusion. In 2023, they helped us conduct a survey to measure our progress as an inclusive business, which identified that 69% of our colleagues agreed Weetabix is an inclusive place to work.