The 5% Club

We joined The 5% Club in October 2015, and we are very proud members. As members, our aim was to achieve 5% of our employees to be in ‘earn and learn’ positions by 2020. These roles include apprentices, sponsored students, and graduates on formalised training schemes. As of the beginning of January 2018 we will have exceeded these criteria by a staggering amount, meaning that 28.5 % of our employees will be a part of these schemes.

The 5% Club is a dynamic movement of employers focused on creating momentum behind the recruitment of apprentices, sponsored students, and graduates into the workforce.

Each member company signs The 5% Club charter and pledges to be:

Committed to helping the country’s growth agenda and acknowledge the importance of developing our people as both a business and social imperative

Playing our part in addressing youth unemployment and skills shortage

Committed to a public declaration of our aspiration for 5% of our workforce to consist of apprentices and graduates on formalised schemes by the end of a five-year period

Measuring and reporting on our progress annually against that metric in our Corporate Social Responsibility section of the Annual Report and Accounts or equivalent document

Committed to encouraging other businesses to participate in the campaign

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