Loganair invests six-figure sum to introduce Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training

Loganair invests six-figure sum to introduce Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training

Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, is launching its first EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) training program for employees as part of its Flying’s For All strategy.

The airline is investing more than £300,000 to launch the course, which will start in January 2023. The training will reach every single employee, regardless of their role. Employees spend about three hours off-site learning about proprietary features, investigating cases and rehearsing real-life scenarios.

The training is delivered in person by the airline’s HR team at the company’s headquarters in Glasgow and through Loganair’s network to ensure that every individual has an opportunity to complete the course.

Newcomers to the company will receive the training as part of their induction and an expanded version of this will be rolled out in 2024 once all employees have completed the initial course.

The program is offered as part of Loganair’s ‘Flying’s For All’ EDI strategy, which was established following the establishment of an internal Diversity and Inclusion Forum.

The forum is chaired by First Officer James Bushe, who two years ago became the first HIV-positive person in Europe to pilot commercial flights after questioning medical regulations and completing his training with Loganair.

Lyndsay Kennedy, Head of Human Resources at Loganair, commented: “We operate in an industry where nearly all of our training is mandatory for obvious safety reasons, but our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training goes beyond the flight deck and is available to all .

“The training is being rolled out as part of our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, Flying’s For All, which launched about a year ago. Prior to the launch of Flying’s For All, we conducted an extensive employee survey to understand the bigger picture of Loganair.

“The good news is that many of our employees did not know why they were being consulted as they already see Loganair as a diverse and inclusive employer, but it became clear that there are three key issues that are very important to our employees – LGBTQ+ issues , mental health and well-being and women’s equality.

“Over the next few years, we will prioritize these areas so that every member of our workforce feels valued and respected. We are fully committed to developing and promoting our people and helping them achieve their career goals, regardless of their background, gender or orientation.”

By Matthew Neville – Correspondent, Bdaily

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