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Apprentices & Students To Earn And Learn In 5% Club Deal

With thanks to the 5% Club.
02 May 2019 | Updated 03 May 2019

The 5% Club is focussed on driving the recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students. One FM company has recently joined its ranks.

Companies joining The 5% Club commit to raising the number of apprentices, sponsored students and graduates on formal programmes to 5% of their total workforce within five years.

The Club, which has been going since 2013, is a movement of more than 300 employers providing ‘earn and learn’ opportunities to develop the skills and talents people need to become more employable.

Members are also asked to publicly report their progress in their Annual Report. Existing members range from SMEs to FTSEs. They cover a number of industries, from engineering through to the legal sector.


Freidman FM

Freidman FM is the latest member. MD John Ellis said on joining: " Freidman takes its commitment to developing its team extremely seriously, understanding that for the business and industry in general to grow and flourish, we need to develop individuals to be the best that they can be. By developing apprentices within the organisation, we hope not only to give them an opportunity to learn critical skills that are sadly disappearing from the industry but to also to develop the next leaders of the business.

"With the management team all having come from apprenticeship backgrounds, this is an opportunity to give others the opportunity that we had."



Lady Cobham, Director General of The 5% Club said: “The 5% Club provides a fantastic network of HR professionals, sharing and learning from each other.  All our members share an ethos of creating a skilled workforce through ‘earn and learn’ development programmes, helping people develop meaningful career paths.”


Aiming higher

John Ellis concluded: "Freidman FM is committed to ensuring that the 5% target is the minimum level of commitment we intend to make.  We will actively seek to include apprenticeship roles within all new contracts together with offering graduate opportunities for all future management roles."

Picture: With thanks to the 5% Club.

To find out more information about The 5% Club and how to become a member - Click Here

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 02 May 2019


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