Gender Pay Gap


In this second year of Gender Pay reporting Vauxhall Motors has reported a negative pay gap in all measures of the reporting requirements.  This means that Vauxhall Motors is reporting that on average for every pound that a women received in pay a man received on average 96p.


At the date of the report the number of women as a percentage of the total workforce increased by 2% when compared with 2017.  The percentage of females in the upper quartiles of our pay structure reflected this change rising to 16.9%.


We know that there is a lack of female representation in the automotive and manufacturing sectors. Our aim is to ensure that we have more women involved in developing our vehicles, products and services, and to look at how we manage our business whilst developing our people to ensure everyone has the opportunity to reach their potential.  During 2019 we’re delivering training to employees with people management responsibilities to increase awareness of the potential for unconscious bias, eliminating this risk from decision-making.


We actively operate our Women’s Council, a group that drives change within Vauxhall, with a focus on embracing and promoting diversity and inclusion.  Notable successes from our Women’s Council include:


  • The introduction of a Mentoring Programme for women
  • A greater focus on Wellbeing and raising awareness of issues affecting women’s health.
  • Delivering development activities to address self confidence
  • Creating an environment for networking and support
  • Supporting Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities such as a schools activity project and ‘Vans R Us’ at our Luton Van Plant. These initiatives have a particular focus on highlighting the opportunities for women in manufacturing.



David Connell

HR Director

Vauxhall UK


2nd March 2018