Since its inception, The 5% Club has staged quarterly best practice events to encourage and inform members with less, little or even no experience of how to run effective formal training programmes.

Each event is hosted by a Member company, who showcases and share their experiences; how they operate their programmes; recruit their apprentices; and reach out to schools and their local communities.

More recently, our quarterly events have been further developed, to build on this good practice sharing but also to focus more fully on broader social issues in our sector such as social mobility, diversity and inclusion and outreach to schools and young people.

Various partnerships have been developed with other charities and organisations to ensure our quarterly events continually raise members’ performance standards in training and recruitment, and provide an opportunity for additional social responsibility issues to be fully discussed and shared.

We have also introduced shorter ad hoc briefing events on specific topics.

All events are free to attend and are open to members, any organisations which have expressed interest in the work of The 5% Club, stakeholders and partners. (Please note – these events are not a ‘selling’ opportunity and are not open to companies attending for commercial purposes only.)



The 5% Club Annual Employer Symposium 2022


Annual Employer Symposium – 3 November

This event will include an in-depth presentation of The 5% Club’s 2022 Employer Audit research focusing on themes and challenges emerging from the research. This celebration will also showcase our 2022-23 Bronze, Silver and Gold members, who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and progress with their ‘earn as your learn’ programmes.

This event will be held online and will be exclusive to all participants of the 2022-23 Employer Audit. Details of how to book to follow in the summer.

The 2021 Annual Employer Symposium is available to view below.

Watch the recording here – you will find full screen options in the bottom right hand corner when you start the video


The 5% Club Gold, Silver and Bronze Celebratory Reception


The 5% Club Gold, Silver and Bronze Celebratory Reception

To celebrate the awarding of our 2022-23 Gold, Silver and Bronze membership accreditation – we will be holding a reception at the House of Lords, the Palace of Westminster –  Wednesday 30 November.

All participants in the 2022-23 Employer Audit will receive tickets for this event.

This event is exclusive to Employer Audit participants.

On-Demand replay of events

The 5% Club’s online events were insightful and inspiring – excellent presenters with compelling narrative with a great debate and questioning from the participants. The webinars were truly valuable in giving me different perspectives and gems of ideas to develop to meet our own requirements. The 5% Club online events are ‘must attend’ events for me going forward.

Jill Coyle

Apprentice Programme Lead Nestlé UK&I

Feedback from our members:

Thank you for organising such inspiring and varied speakers for my first event. I look forward to being able to attend future events.

Julia Howells

Recruitment Manager, DBD International

I find the events so helpful

Andrea Lund

Farrans Construction

I found the day so well organised and facilitated. Good pace, audience engagement and speakers were all fantastic.

Stacey Greenwood

Schneider Electric

Such a pleasure to be at the inaugural 5% Club Scotland event – what a fabulous session it was, mc’d beautifully and networked marvellously. My thanks to all, the event from reception to departure was first class.

Helen Robertson

External Relations Director, eCom Scotland

It really was a worthwhile day for me. Some of the ideas and contacts I took away are excellent.

Stephen Baker

Early Careers Manager ,United Living

The 5% Club manages to create an atmosphere that engenders positive discussion & meaningful debate.

Ian Matthewson

Schneider Electric

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