Our core value can be summed up in one simple phrase: doing the right thing
By our people
We believe in: • providing a safe working environment • respecting the rights of others • developing our people • speaking up when we see behaviour which is wrong.
Six promises from GKN to our employees and six from employees to GKN help our employees live this value every day
As a business
We believe in: • creating a high performance business • honest and proper conduct.
In our world
We believe in: • helping to protect the environment • supporting local communities • open and honest communication.
Our people: focus on graduates and apprentices
To ensure we attract the high quality graduates we need at GKN, in 2015 we ran both Group-wide and divisional graduate programmes. The Group-wide International Graduate Programme (IGP) attracts graduates from China, the US, Sweden, Germany and the UK. Each participant undertakes a series of work placements, providing experience across a range of divisions, functions and cultures, developing potential future leaders for GKN. In total during the year, across the IGP and divisional programmes, GKN recruited 188 graduates, including 41 women. GKN also has a strong apprenticeship programme, which combines practical skills with classroom learning. At the end of the year, there were almost 900 apprentices across the Group.
New apprentice meets our Chief Executive during a tour (safety wear was not required because the site had been made safe for this executive visit)
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GKN plc Annual Report and Accounts 2015