Diversity at WSP Australia

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.

Depends on the team
Graduate, Melbourne
I can only comment on what I have seen (as an average white Aussie born woman). There are many women in the office of both Australian decent, new Australian status and permanent citizen status as well as employees from other parts of the world on exchange.
Graduate, Melbourne
Large emphasis on Diversity Council and hiring women in higher proportions.
Graduate, Sydney
I’m not a part of one of those groups but from the outside it appears that they have been thought of.
Graduate, Adelaide
The company is very diverse and really stands behind its women moving forward
Graduate, Canberra
we're pretty good at this stuff.
Graduate, Sydney
WSP has a good balance between men and woman and I feel the hiring standard is excellent.
Graduate, Christchurch
Company strongly focuses on diversity when hiring
Graduate, Melbourne
Female diversity marketing campaign has run for 12 months, and i think ethnic minorities are always supported including ATSI. LGBT community acceptance is increasing but still quite a traditional firm in response to this.
Graduate, Sydney
I am not very well versed on the company’s policy with respect to women, ethnic minorities and LGBT however there is a reasonable gender balance in the workplace and my fellow graduate engineers are a solid 50/50 mix.
Graduate, Brisbane
WE have a diversity strategy.
Graduate, Adelaide
I do not feel being singled out or excluded in any form
Graduate, Auckland
Attempting to improve on diversity are gradually showing.
Midlevel, Melbourne
Finding a diversified software team is difficult but they try.
Graduate, Melbourne
The company prides itself on diversity.
Graduate, Melbourne
Definitely no issues in terms of recruitment, etc. Just a fact that in my team I am the youngest and only female.
Graduate, Brisbane
Diversity seems sufficient
Graduate, sydney
very good.
Midlevel, Melbourne
I believe WSP is extremely welcoming and the diversity council really helps with engagement and knowledge.
Graduate, Sydney
Seem to be standard diversity goals
Graduate, Brisbane
No one is discriminated against as such, but there is always room for improvement
Graduate, Melbourne
It's about 50/50 with males to females in the Environment sector, there is a diverse range of ethnicities and everyone is welcoming.
Graduate, Newcastle
There are some great diversity initiatives within the company, however these don't always translate to every office. The company's maternity leave policy is good. Unsure of paternity leave arrangements.
Graduate, Brisbane
Don't see any issue with this. I believe currently quite good.
Graduate, Melbourne
Very limited Aboriginal presence. LGBT is not very openly discussed so I cannot comment.
Graduate, Sydney
We actively try to use ethnic minorities as suppliers. Gender issues are discussed regularly and the company stance on LGBT and respect to all is clear. There appears to be no bias as to who is/isn't recruited, however efforts are being made to increase indigenous population within the company.
Graduate, Melbourne
Highly committed, but better than that it's mostly a non-issue and everyone gets a fair go. I understand from being around other colleagues that things like balancing a family and work are quite possible, though there are probably still improvements that could be made.
Graduate, Canberra
Diversity Council, mostly focused on gender equality. Push for women in senior positions
Graduate, Sydney
Awareness and efforts towards reducing sexual and racial discrimination
Graduate, Auckland
It seems everyone is treated as an equal
Graduate, Melbourne

What does your company do to attract applicants from less privileged backgrounds?

Offer internships as part of the Indigenous Internship Program. This means that jobs can be provided based purely off merit.
Graduate, Melbourne
Aboriginal employment targets.
Graduate, Adelaide
We are actively involved in helping communities and bringing people in
Graduate, Sydney
Brings in interns from aboriginal background and low socioeconomic areas.
Graduate, Newcastle
They support a lot of programs
Graduate, Brisbane
Hold special events directed at minority groups. Support those groups.
Graduate, Canberra
Holds a number of morning teas and seminars dedicated to promoting diversity
Graduate, Brisbane