Diversity & Inclusion
We embrace diversity and inclusion to harness a wide range of talents, perspectives, and ideas, propelling the growth of the renewable energy industry towards a sustainable future.
Our Current Initiatives:
Inclusive and Gender-Responsive Job Advertisements
We believe that every step in the hiring process should be an opportunity to foster inclusivity and diversity. To achieve this, we are committed to creating job advertisements that are not only inclusive but also gender-responsive.
Our aim is to break down the barriers that perpetuate discrimination and stereotypes in the workplace. By using language and messaging that promotes equality, we ensure that our job listings appeal to a wide range of talented individuals, regardless of gender. This approach not only opens doors for more diverse candidates but also creates a more equitable work environment where all talents are recognised and valued.
In our commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity within the renewable energy industry, Philip Riley takes proactive steps to ensure that job opportunities are accessible to all. One of our key strategies is sharing job openings with professional networks that have significant involvement from women and gender-diverse individuals. By actively seeking out and collaborating with these networks, we aim to create a more balanced and representative workforce.
This approach not only enriches our organisation with diverse perspectives but also empowers women and gender-diverse professionals by providing them with equal access to career opportunities in the dynamic and ever-evolving field of renewable energy. We believe that diversity is not just a goal but a driving force behind innovation and progress, and we are dedicated to making it a reality in our industry.
Promoting Fairness In Interviews
At Philip Riley, our commitment to fostering fairness is at the heart of our recruitment process. We acknowledge the challenges posed by gender bias and discrimination, especially during interviews, and we are proactively working to address these issues. We employ a thoughtful approach that includes:
- Using non-discriminatory questions
- Competency-based assessments
- Skills tests
- Standardised interview questions designed to consider gender perspectives
Our goal is to create an inclusive and supportive environment where all candidates have an equal opportunity to succeed, enriching our workforce with diverse talent and perspectives.
Helping Connect Women In Renewables Through Events
Under the umbrella of our events group, ‘RiverCity Renewables‘ and ‘Swan River Renewables‘, Phillip Riley and event sponsors organise impactful networking events like ‘Women In Energy’. These events serve as vital platforms for women in the renewable energy industry to forge valuable connections, share experiences, acquire knowledge, and engage in meaningful discussions. Through RiverCity Renewables, we are not only advancing careers but also fostering a supportive community that empowers women to thrive in the industry.
Intern & Graduate Programs:
Our Intern & Graduate Program is designed to help connect those new to the industry with established companies in renewable energy. This is an excellent learning experience for those starting their careers, or those who have made a career change.
Mentorship and Scholarship Programs:
Phillip Riley have mentorship and scholarship programs to help underrepresented individuals advance in their careers.
Our Phillip Riley Renewable Energy Scholarship, established in early 2022 helps support the next generation of leaders to help meet Australia’s energy sector challenges. The scholarship aims to support students currently undertaking a university degree with the intention of applying their knowledge towards renewable energy. The scholarship is intended to support students throughout their degree, providing $20,000 over the course of the typical 4 year degree.
In addition to this, we regularly offer traineeships for individuals interested in learning more about the renewable energy industry, enabling them to kickstart their careers with training across various business functions.
To learn more about our scholarships and traineeships, get in touch with our team.
We provide diversity and inclusion training to our employees to raise awareness and enhance understanding of different perspectives and experiences.
The team at Phillip Riley recognise and celebrate cultural and diversity events and milestones within the organisation or community.
We’ve integrated state-of-the-art AI automation technology, empowering our website visitors with complete control over their viewing experience. This enables a broader audience to discover and apply for jobs with ease.
We value and include people of all cultures, languages, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and intersex status. We are committed to providing services that are fully inclusive. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of people of all ages.