Laing O’Rourke is committed to being an equal opportunities employer: an employer that maintains the highest standard of employment practice and one which aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse society in which we live and work.

In February 2015 Laing O’Rourke launched its PeopleFIRST (Fairness, Inclusion, Respect and Sustaining Talent) programme to create a workforce that reflects our society, allowing us to attract, develop and retain our talented employees. We recognise that people perform at their best when they are free to be themselves and when their differences are respected and valued. Through PeopleFIRST we seek to make our business attractive to people from different backgrounds, promoting a workplace culture that is enlightened, respectful and welcoming to all. We know that businesses with a diverse workforce benefit from a wider pool of talent and a greater variety of experiences and perspectives.