Putting people first

We want to attract, retain and motivate the very best people to support our business now and in the future. To do this, we need to be a modern employer.



At GKN Aerospace, doing the right thing by our 
people means promoting a safe working environment, respecting the rights of others, developing our employees, encouraging a diverse workforce and building an environment where people feel comfortable speaking up if they see behaviour which is wrong.

This approach helps GKN Aerospace develop an outstanding team – recruiting the very best talent and creating a workforce of engaged colleagues around the world.


Supporting SGDs

Sustainable Development Goal 3 Good Health and Well-being

Sustainable Development Goal 5 gender equality

Sustainable Development Goal 8 decent work and economic growth


Success in numbers

apprenticeships awarded in 2020
employees have completed ethics training
of apprentices are female
of employees achieved certification on Lean capabilities in 2020
Health and Safety

Health and Safety


The health and safety of our employees is GKN Aerospace’s number one priority.

We believe in providing a safe working environment and are committed to continuous improvement in health and safety performance. Our goal is zero preventable accidents. To support this we have a number of GKN Aerospace-developed and globally applied behavioural safety programmes.


Health and Safety at GKN Aerospace

Doing the right thing

We recognise the increasing importance of taking a holistic approach to employee wellness by protecting physical health, mental health and social wellbeing.

Our Mental Health & Wellbeing Committee shares best practice in supporting employees with mental health and wellbeing initiatives in each region. In conjunction with this, we have produced a Think Health e-brochure, highlighting areas such as self-care and providing information on support resources available to employees

Employee Wellbeing

At GKN Aerospace we believe that engaging all our employees is positive for both our people and our business, and key to our future success. We aim to build high performing teams by understanding and improving the everyday work experience for all of our people.

We recognise the importance of engaging with our employees in a meaningful way to support their development and for us to deliver better business performance. We regularly consult with employees across GKN Aerospace, and this was particularly important in 2020 in light of the unprecedented disruption and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have enhanced our communications with representative bodies too, increasing contact with works councils and other consultative bodies throughout the year.

Employee Engagement

We believe in speaking up when we see behaviour which is wrong.

We actively promote the importance of our confidential employee disclosure hotline, available to all employees who can raise concerns in their own languages, anonymously if they prefer. It is hosted by an external, independent company and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Matters reported are investigated and feedback is always provided to the caller.

Speaking up
Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging


As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders is essential to this - bringing individual and unique perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.


Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at GKN Aerospace

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