Culture

At GKN our culture is summarised by a simple set of principles known as the GKN DNA.

Our DNA runs through everything we do, every day, around the world. It has helped us to stand out and succeed for more than 250 years. 

These principles are supported by Leadership Behaviours which make clear what is expected of all our people to ensure we live the GKN DNA every day.

We adapt and seize opportunities

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We adapt and seize opportunities
GKN’s acquisition of Fokker Technologies reinforced GKN Aerospace's global leadership
  • Since 1759, we have evolved and thrived
  • We try new things
  • We evaluate opportunity and risk, decide and then move with speed
  • We persevere, play to win and most
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We provide cutting-edge, precision technology

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We provide cutting-edge, precision technology
GKN’s Twinster AWD system intelligently distributes power to the rear wheels
  • Our technology makes a difference world-wide
  • We push to be at the forefront
  • We are devoted to technology and industrialisation
  • We collaborate with colleagues from around the world and across divisions to solve problems
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We stretch ourselves to be better in everything we do

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We stretch ourselves to be better in everything we do
Lean Enterprise training delivered to over 250 leaders in 2015
    • We have a need to make things better – a drive for continuous improvement
    • We don’t take what we have for granted
    • We are dedicated to our company
    • We trust and empower our people
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We take care of our customers and one another

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We take care of our customers and one another
GKN’s online training academy enables employees to access development options from their workplace or home
    • We truly listen to our customers
    • We don’t let people down
    • We are a good bunch of people to work with – a community
    • We look after our people and provide interesting opportunities and space to grow
    • We provide financial stability and success for the long term
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We always do the right thing

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We always do the right thing
GKN’s own global personal safety programme, thinkSAFE!, helps our employees stay safe at work
    • The health and safety of our people is paramount
    • We use our best judgement in all situations
    • We are honest and live by the GKN Code
    • We lead by example
    • We are proud of what we do and how we do it
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