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BT recognised as a top employer for women

BT has been rated a top employer for women.

The telecommunications giant was included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women listing for 2015.

Paul Bimson, BT Regional Partnership Director, East Midlands, welcomed the news.

Organisations included in list – produced in partnership with Opportunity Now, the gender campaign from Business in the Community – have to demonstrate that gender equality is an integral part of their business strategy.

Paul said: "BT has always been at the forefront of flexible working and sees great benefits not only from the flexible approach of employees but also as an employer. We are openly transforming our own business capability by enabling our people to adopt flexible approaches to work."

He added: "BT wants to create a working environment in which we can all achieve a healthy work-life balance. Flexible working can help make this a reality. A side benefit has been the adoption of flexible working by men as well as women so that it becomes the norm not the exception.

‘Encouraging young women into non-traditional roles such as computing or engineering is something that is also very important to BT as a business."

Paul said: "It is great that BT’s dedication and commitment to driving change has been recognised and the company’s example will hopefully educate and inspire other employers to strive for gender equality, whatever their size or sector.”

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