We want to attract and retain first-class people, so we pride ourselves on being a first-class employer.

We are an equal opportunities employer and comply with the current discrimination legislation surrounding race, religion, sex, age, trade union membership and disability.

We acknowledge all applications and endeavour to inform candidates as soon as possible of their progress, or otherwise, in the recruitment process.

All information provided by candidates will be treated as strictly confidential.

Modern Slavery Policy

Sterling is committed to acting ethically and with transparency in all business dealings including complying with the requirements of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. We recognise that slavery and human trafficking can occur in many forms. We have taken, and will continue to take steps to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in any part of our business including our supply chains.

Over the past 12 months (2018), Sterling has undertaken the following activities:

  • Made staff aware of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and informed them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking
  • Ensured that consideration of the modern slavery risks and prevention are added to the supply chain department policy review process as an employer and procurer of goods and service
  • Ensured procurement strategies and new contract terms and conditions included references to modern slavery and human trafficking
  • Delivered training sessions to staff procuring goods and services
  • Ensured ongoing engagement and communication between the procurement team and the wider organisation.

During 2019-2020 we will undertake the following activities:

  • Continue to develop staff awareness
  • Continue to ensure procurement strategies and contract terms and conditions include references to modern slavery and human trafficking
  • Embed the Modern Slavery Act 2015 into our Whistleblowing Policy.

Supply Chain Partners Policy

We recognise that our suppliers have a critical role to play in helping us prevent slavery and human trafficking. We therefore expect them to maintain the same commitment to ethical and sustainable business practices as Sterling does.

Through our supply chain we procure goods and services from UK and overseas suppliers. We audit our suppliers based on risk and request that they sign up to our Modern Slavery Statement.

Employment Policies

As an equal opportunities employer, Sterling is committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for its staff.

Sterling recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion once in our employment.

Sterling maintains the following policies which are accessible to all staff:

  • Code of Conduct
  • Whistleblowing Policy
  • Bribery, Gifts and Corporate Hospitality
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Equality.