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. 

Our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Approach

Sponsored by our Chief Executive Officer, our EDI strategy is separated into four pillars, each with a clear theme, and a set of deliverables.

“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

Our People

Everything that comes with recruiting, engaging, and retaining a diverse community.

Our Learning

Ensuring we’re fostering a safe and inclusive environment.

Our Data

Enabling us to effectively measure our inclusion efforts.

Our Profile

Ensuring that everyone is aware of who we are and what we do.

Gender Pay Gap

Download our Gender Pay Reports 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.

How we do it

Increasing our awareness through perspective-led learning

We promote an open culture, where learning is encouraged through considerate dialogue. We listen to others’ perspectives and call in non-inclusive behaviours. 

Showing up and advocating for others

We recognise the value of different viewpoints and encourage those who feel unheard. We listen to understand, champion others, and practise empathy. 

Supporting projects in the local community

We use our passion to engage in community and STEM outreach and believe everyone has the right to pursue the career they desire, recognising that action is necessary to address inequality. 

Fostering an inclusive community

UK's Armed Forces

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.

Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers

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.

Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter

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.

STEM Returners

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.

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.