A-Plant - Gender Pay 2018

A-Plant is the leading plant, tool and specialist equipment rental company in the UK with over 3,700 employees.Having an engaged and diverse workforce, where our people feel motivated and valued to fulfil their potential and support our wide customer base, is critical to our business’ continued success.

To that end we clearly recognise that our people are our greatest asset, and that by looking after them we will achieve our vision of being the leading employer in our industry.

A-Plant aims to attract a broad and diverse mix of candidates and new employees in to our business at all levels. We have a sector-leading apprenticeship scheme which is growing year-on-year, with 13 Apprentice Ambassadors working with local schools and colleges, and a strong commitment to being a Real Living Wage employer.

Our workforce reflects the nature of our business, the industry we operate in, and the markets we serve. A significant proportion of our employees are fitter engineers, HGV drivers and traffic management operatives, and these roles are predominantly held by males. However, we also have areas of our business which attract more women, such as professional functions, sales and customer service such that 13% of our total workforce is female. We continue to seek to promote increasing proportions of women in our business, and are already attracting more women to engineering and customer service apprenticeships, however we do recognise that certain roles attract fewer women.

Pay Quartiles

A-Plant Pay Quartiles 2018

The graphic illustrates the gender pay distribution at A-Plant across four pay quartiles.

Whilst all the profiles are similar in each quartile, we do have proportionately fewer women in the top and bottom quartiles. The top quartile reflects the fact that the majority of senior management is male, whilst the roles in the lower quartile have attracted fewer women.

Hourly Rate of Pay

A-Plant is a committed Real Living wage employer, and we recognise and reward men and women equally based on their skills, experience and performance. The median pay for women is 1.3% higher than that for men whilst their mean pay is 4.6% lower than that for men.

Hourly rate of pay gap

A-Plant Hourly Rate of Pay Gap 2018

These figures demonstrate that A-Plant does not have a significant gender pay gap.

Bonus Pay

Due to the mix of roles across our business, a greater proportion of women receive a bonus. However, because there is a lower proportion of women in senior positions, women’s average bonus pay is lower than men’s average bonus pay. The difference is less significant when the median position is taken into account.

Proportion receiving a bonus

A-Plant Proportion Receiving a Bonus 2018

Bonus gender pay gap

A-Plant Bonus Gender Pay Gap 2018

I confirm that the information reported in this statement is accurate:

Richard Thomas
Chief Executive
1st April 2019