The 5% Club

The 5pc Club logo RGB ResizedTenterden Schools Trust commits to ‘earn and learn’ by joining The 5% Club

Tenterden Schools Trust has showcased its commitment to developing its people by joining The 5% Club, an industry led initiative focussed on driving momentum into the recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students. 

The 5% Club is a movement of more than 800 employers providing ‘earn and learn’ opportunities to develop the skills and talents people need to become more employable and create meaningful careers. 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. Members are also asked to publicly report their progress in their Annual Report. Existing members range from SMEs to FTSEs and cover all sectors including engineering, transport, and financial services.

Member companies now also have the opportunity to achieve accredited Gold, Silver and Bronze membership status through the annual Employer Audit. 

The Club was founded in 2013, and during the 10th Anniversary year will continue to use its platform, and record of success to engage with policymakers and influencers on issues of concern and relevance, specifically increasing awareness and activity that links skills investment with discernible social impact.

Gill Cronin, Director of Operations of The 5% Club said, “We’re delighted to welcome Tenterden Schools Trust into membership. The 5% Club provides a fantastic network of HR and L&D 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.”

To find out more information about The 5% Club and how to become a member, please visit our website below or get in touch by emailing. Information about the campaign can also be found on Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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