Aarsleff Ground Engineering Ltd, along with UK subsidiaries Centrum Pile Ltd and Cannon Piling Ltd, has showcased its commitment to developing its people by joining The 5% Club, an industry led initiative focused on driving momentum into the recruitment of trainees (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.
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.
“Aarsleff Ground Engineering Ltd is committed to the upskilling of its existing staff and new apprentices – offering trainees opportunities where possible to round out skill sets and set our people up for success. We believe that our people are our greatest asset and that we have a responsibility to help them grow. As of September 2022, 4.7% of our workforce are enrolled on formal training courses. This is spread out across apprenticeships, part-time under-and-postgraduate degrees, professional diplomas, and university placements. We have made a commitment via The Five Percent Club that we will up this to 7% of the workforce in five years’ time”, said Kevin Hague, Managing Director.
Gill Cronin, Director of Operations of The 5% Club said, “We’re delighted to welcome Aarsleff Ground Engineering, Centrum Pile, and Cannon Piling 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.”
Discover more about the 5% Club at https://www.5percentclub.org.uk/
Discover more about Aarsleff’s ESG efforts at https://aarsleff.co.uk/sustainability/
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