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Diversity at Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
- Average rating for Diversity, based on 14 reviews8.9 / 10
Please provide further information on diversity with respect to women, ethnic minorities and LGBT. Please comment on issues such as recruitment, retention, promotion, child care, maternity leave, etc.
Childcare center on site and paid maternity leave. the company is working towards a SAGE Accreditation. As a woman I think the company has the right approach, I've never been told "you only got this job because you are a girl" like I was in a previous company.
Entry level, Sydney
ANSTO is working very hard to increase diversity through reviews of the recruitment process among other initiatives. This is a common issue all over the STEM industries. There are childcare facilities at work.
The graduate program was split 50/50 in terms of gender. There is a strong focus on equity, and all recruitment is transparent with respect to demographics
My workplace communicates a commitment to diversity, but I would like to see this demonstrated more through policy to support women and minority groups to further their careers.
The CEO has a very strong commitment to diversity, and this is starting to play out in all sorts of areas.
The company is very focused on gender diversity, including flexible work hours for parents and so forth. There is a significant movement being made to remove unconscious bias that occurs throughout recruitment and promotion, especially with relation to having families.
Heavy focus on equality, equal rights and issues like gender equity. One of the leading companies in Australia
What does your company do to attract applicants from less privileged backgrounds?
I am not aware. However, there is a strong focus on meritocracy to ensure no disadvantage in hiring. I am from a poor background but that never entered into the question of my suitability for the role
Entry level, Sydney
Nothing that I am specifically aware of, but my workplace employs many people from less privileged backgrounds compared to other places I have worked.
We provide pathways from low entry requirement positions which can lead all the way to senior management
ANSTO has a broad range of jobs available within the company. In terms of attracting applicants from less privileged backgrounds, I'm uncertain what exactly they do. Though I understand they advertise all their jobs locally and go to as many various universities as possible.