Diversity and Inclusion.

A place to thrive.

We pride ourselves on our open and inclusive work culture that helps us keep true to our founders’ belief that we should never lose our caring, family feel.

Diversity makes beyond possible.

Our vision is to have a diverse and engaged workforce, across all areas of the business, who believe that everyone has equality of opportunity, is respected and respectful, with everyone treated fairly and consistently. 

We’re building our business on diversity. Our inclusive culture is a place where all creative, curious, and intelligent minds are welcome. Where different backgrounds, approaches and points of view are championed.

Together, there’s no limit to where we can go.” 

Mark Thomas, 
Chief Executive Officer

Two Engineers at work looking at hardware for aerospace

Driven by our principles.

Our culture is built on our values and principles, which guide us in everything we do, and are brought to life by everyone across the business daily. 

We are proud to say that all Reaction Engines’ team members recognise their collective duty to uphold the values that symbolise what it means to work at Reaction Engines.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Approach.

Our EDI strategy is separated into four pillars, each with an Executive Leadership Team sponsor, a clear theme, and a set of deliverables, which are:

Gender Pay Gap.

Download our 2022 Gender Pay Report here.

Actions that make a difference.

At Reaction Engines, we believe in allyship and strive to ensure that the actions we take genuinely make a difference. For us, this means making theory become reality and identifying AND removing barriers to equality. We believe that everyone has the potential to be the best person for the job and we recognise that action is necessary to address inequality.

Increasing our awareness through perspective-led learning.

We learn from others’ perspectives and take an active approach in challenging non-inclusive behaviours.

Showing up and advocating for others.

We recognise the value of different viewpoints and encourage those who feel unheard. We champion others and demonstrate empathy.

Supporting projects in the local community.

Our door is open to all people, reflecting the diversity of the society in which we live. We promote an open environment, where learning is encouraged through considerate and inclusive dialogue.

Fostering an inclusive community.

Armed Forces Covenant Bronze Award Logo

Reaction Engines is proud to support the UK’s Armed Forces community. As signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant, we have pledged that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy, and society they serve.

Reaction Engines is proud to partner with the Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers (AFBE-UK). As part of our partnership, we will be supporting AFBE-UK’s outreach programmes to grow conversations about a future career in STEM. With AFBE’s support we hope to encourage further discussions about race and continue to provide a safe space for our colleagues.
Reaction Engines continues to be a signatory of the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter (WIAAC), a promise to support the progression of women into senior roles in the aviation and aerospace sectors.

Reaction Engines is proud to be in partnership with STEM Returners to support engineers returning to work after a career break. Working with STEM Returners, we will support returning engineers with mentoring and coaching services, allowing them to be re-integrated into an inclusive environment on their return to the industry.

Creative and curious, with a passion to go beyond.

Business Development Manager, Applied Technologies

HR Manager

Aerothermal Engineer

Assembly Operations Manager

Business Development Manager, Applied Technologies

HR Manager

Business Development Manager, Applied Technologies

HR Manager

Aerothermal Engineer

Life at Reaction Engines.

All creative, curious and intelligent minds are welcome at Reaction Engines. We’re proud of our inclusive culture – where different backgrounds, approaches and points of view are championed. Together, there’s no limit to where we can go.