"We need to embrace people's differences."
Diversity and Inclusion
We value the diversity of our employees and are committed to creating a working environment that is inclusive to all. In order to attract and retain talent and enable employees to reach their full potential we need to embrace people's differences, whether they are related to physical characteristics, such as gender, race, age or disability, or related to their sexual preferences, beliefs and opinions.
Find out more about the Group Managing Diversity Policy .
Our Internal Networks
We have two of the largest employee led internal networks within the Banking industry; Focused Women Network (gender equality) and the Rainbow Network (sexual orientation equality). Both networks aim to support, inspire, lead, coach, motivate and create opportunities to fulfil employees' potential. RBS supports employee networks and believe that they need to come about organically and evolve by the work and commitment of our employees engaged in the networks so they are of real benefit to them.
The Focused Women Network was launched in March 2007 to support the Group in actively attracting, retaining and developing talented female members of staff.
Focused Women is dedicated to supporting RBS group in developing its female talent. It achieves this through a range of activities including personal development events, maximising networking opportunities and driving corporate social responsibility.
The Rainbow Network
The RBS Rainbow Network is one of the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered networks in the banking sector and was established by employees for employees in order to provide a worldwide support forum and social network within the RBS group.
The RBS Rainbow Network's strength relies on our colleagues getting involved in running the network, and especially participating and attending the events that are organised. The regular interaction and online articles are of great benefit to our members.
The RBS group attained Gold Standard in the Opportunity Now 2009 Benchmarking Survey and ranked first place in the Race for Opportunity Benchmark for the financial sector. We are in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers Workplace Equality Index for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people and are in The Times top 50 ‘Where women want to work'. Five RBS women were short listed in the 2009 Women in Banking and Finance Awards for Achievement and Heather Melville (Chair Person of our Focused Women network) won the WIBF Women Champion award 2010.
Our On-going Commitment
It’s important to our success that we recruit the best people from the widest available pool of talent.
Our recruitment and selection process must be fair, free from bias and one which allows us to select the right person for the job, based on merit. In order to monitor this, we need to understand the diversity profile of the candidates who apply to us.
If you decide to apply for a job with RBS group, you will be being asked to provide us with some Diversity information as part of the application process. This information is only used to help us ensure that we are fulfilling our commitments to fair recruitment practices. Collecting data now allows us to measure and monitor diversity trends throughout the recruitment process.
The information you provide will not be seen or accessed by anyone involved in the recruitment decision making process. Completion of this information is voluntary. If you prefer not to disclose, please select this option.