Gender Pay Gap

As a company who employs more than 250 employees, we are required to publish and report specific figures about our gender pay gap. This became effective from April 2017.

The figures used are calculated using a specific reference date – or “snapshot date”. The Snapshot date was 5th April 2018.

Having completed the calculations, the data shows the following:

  • Mean Gender Pay Gap is 49.8%
  • Median Gender Pay Gap is 52.19%
  • Mean Bonus Gender Pay Gap – Not Applicable
  • Median Bonus Gender Pay Gap – Not Applicable
  • Proportion of males and females receiving a bonus payment – Not Applicable
  • Proportion of males and females in each pay quartile
    • Upper Quartile – 97.4% Male / 2.6% Female
    • Upper Middle Quartile – 86% Male / 14% Female
    • Lower Middle Quartile – 51.3% Male / 48.7% Female
    • Lower Quartile – 18.3% Male / 81.7% Female

*Mean = the differences between the average earnings of males and females
*Median = the difference between the midpoint in earnings of males and females
*Quartile = proportion of males and females in each of the 4 pay quartiles

We acknowledge that the pay gap between male and female is higher than the national average, however, its important to consider that our business operates in a predominantly male environment. Where the Upper Quartile is substantially higher for men, this area includes mostly pilots and engineers, in addition to Senior Management. We have, however, seen a positive shift in the gap between male and female in the Upper Middle, Lower Middle and Lower Quartiles in comparison to the previous year.

We intend to further reduce the gap by using the following areas:

  • Recruitment and progression
  • Application for and take up of flexible working

This will assist in identifying how many male and female applications we receive and help to look for areas where we can target more potential female employees. Currently, job applications received from females are substantially lower than those received from males.

We are confident as a company that all payscales are applied consistently throughout the business for both male and female job holders. It is important to our business that we enable both male and female employees to reach their full potential at work.