Employer of choice for women


Laing O’Rourke has been confirmed as an ‘Endorsed Employer for Women’ in Australia by Diverse City Careers (DCC) - a jobs board designed to connect women with companies committed to providing rewarding career opportunities, while at the same time recognising the importance of having a fulfilling life outside of work.


DCC Jobs is a jobs platform that pre-screens employers based on their policies and initiatives around supporting women.

Australia Hub Managing Director Cathal O’Rourke welcomed the news which was confirmed by Diverse City Careers earlier today.

“In order to achieve this important industry endorsement we have demonstrated that we have the right policies in place to support women in the workplace,” Mr O’Rourke said.

“I am proud to say we have introduced a number of new initiatives to ensure we are an ‘employer of first choice’ for all potential recruits.

“In 2016 we conducted a gender pay gap review across Australia and now have pay parity across the organisation and filters in place to ensure men and women’s salaries do not diverge, and earlier this year I was pleased to join the leaders of 100 of Australia’s largest organisations as a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador.

“We recognise the increasing importance of flexible work arrangements and family friendly work practices to enable and maintain a diverse, adaptive and high performing workforce and are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people.”

Check out Laing O’Rourke’s DCC company profile here.

Other initiatives introduced by Laing O’Rourke include:

  • Industry-leading paid parental leave (26 weeks paid leave)
  • Inspiring STEM+ - a school engagement programme designed to encourage more girls into STEM courses at university and ultimately careers in construction and engineering
  • Keep in Touch and Return to Work coaching programs for all staff on parental leave
  • A Connecting Women network – a program of events designed to build engagement and greater visibility of our female leaders and to provide a forum for connecting our women, role modelling careers, and building new networks for support and advice; and
  • Flexible work programs.