Vicki GloverHead of HR, Kier Highways
Vicki has 20 years of experience working within HR in the highways industry. As the HR Director for Kier Highways, Vicki has played a key role in driving and embedding policy that supports its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) practices, and is passionate about fostering a positive workplace culture that entices the sectors’ next generation.
Making Ground was first led as a Highways initiative, before being expanded across Kier’s wider business to become an industry-leading programme that has been warmly welcomed by clients and local authorities.
Vicki leads a team of HR, learning and development and social sustainability professionals, to create a positive experience of Kier for our people and the wider community.
My Speaker Sessions
Thursday 08 June 2023
Kier Pathways & Making Ground
- Kier Pathways is Kier Highways’ answer to addressing the skills gap facing the industry. It has created a framework of programmes designed to create a workforce reflective of the community it serves – and has carefully built pathways that consider each step towards a fulfilling career in the industry.
- It takes a holistic approach to individuals’ development, which is built into their recruitment, onboarding and wellbeing infrastructure.
- Kier Highways has been engaging with prisons since 2016, and has continually refined its offering to support prison leavers through its award-winning “Making Ground” scheme. It collaborates with prisons to provide a wide range of routes into the industry – and is one of the first employers in England to offer apprenticeship opportunities to prisoners, following a crucial law change.
- Vicki discusses how it’s breaking down barriers to create opportunities for all, and collaborates with organisations that share its values to create a significant, positive community impact.