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AD FEATURE: British Engines Enhances Maternity Pay To Support Women In Engineering

British Engines, a leading engineering group based in the North East, has announced a significant enhancement to maternity pay, furthering its commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace environment and working to attract more women into engineering.

The enhanced maternity pay package is designed to provide greater financial security and flexibility for expectant mothers and their families during this important stage in their lives.

Employees at the British Engines Group will now receive full pay for the first 16 weeks, 75% pay for the following six weeks, and 50% pay for the next 12 weeks. Under current law, employers must pay employees on maternity leave a weekly rate equal to 90% of their average weekly earnings for six weeks.

The group also offers part-time and remote working for mothers returning to work (Image: British Engines) Wendy Tatters, Director of HR at the British Engines Group, said: “I am thrilled to announce the increase in our maternity pay policy.

“Our commitment to supporting parents during maternity is closely tied to our broader mission of attracting more women into engineering. We recognise that diversity is a key driver of innovation and we actively work to encourage and empower women to pursue careers in engineering.

“Our improved maternity policy is just one of the many steps we are taking to create a welcoming and supportive environment for female engineers.”

British Engines offers flexible options to facilitate a smooth return for mothers transitioning back to work, including part-time arrangements and remote working.

British Engines says it is committed to inclusivity (Image: British Engines) Following the businesses’ wellbeing survey rollout last year, British Engines launched an upgraded employee assistance programme for its employees across eight businesses in the North East. The investment provides employees with a range of confidential health and wellbeing support for them and their families.

Richard Dodd, CEO at the British Engines Group, said: “We are committed to creating an environment where every employee’s health, happiness and personal development is paramount.

“Our commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace extends beyond just maternity pay. We believe in nurturing talent and creating an environment where all our employees can thrive.”

The British Engines Group comprises CMP Products, BEL Valves, BEL Engineering, Rotary Power, Michell Bearings, Stephenson Gobin, Stadium Export Services and Tyne Pressure Testing.

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