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.)

Events

 

The State of Play in Emerging Talent: What is happening in the labour market; what do young people want from work and how can employers engage them?

Kindly hosted by Grant Thornton, London.

The post pandemic workplace has produced unexpected challenges for those responsible for recruitment and retention of graduates and apprentices. The focus of this event will be to highlight the current trends in the ’emerging talent’ work space, stimulate thinking and hear about some potential solutions in place at other organisations.

This is an event with a difference. It lies somewhere between our full Annual Employer Symposium and House of Lords Celebration networking event and will provide insight into the latest data and research into the recruitment and retention of emerging talent in the workplace and how it can be applied for practical benefit.

Speakers include:

    • Andy Baker, Recruitment Manager, Early Careers Programme, MBDA
    • David Barker, Chief Technology Officer, Association of Apprentices
    • Martin Birchall, Managing Director, High Fliers Research, Research director for The 5% Club Employer Audit
    • Peter Mucklow, Director – Apprenticeships, DfE Skills Group, Department for Education
    • Joanne Ritchie, Director, Technical Learning & Early Careers, Grant Thornton

Date: Tuesday 5 July
Time: 9.30am-1pm
Venue: Grant Thornton, 30 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1AG
To book: please register your attendance here

Please note – we have a cap on the number of places available for this event. When we have reached full capacity a waiting list will operate.

Free to attend for all members of The 5% Club


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

I came away from The 5% Club’s online webinar enthused and ready to make change happen. The speakers were engaging, insightful and spoke with real passion. I felt like I was in the room. I’d highly recommend taking part in future online events – I’ll see you there!

Shelley Lawrence

Cambridgeshire Lead, Women into Construction

Feedback from our members:

I find the events so helpful

Andrea Lund

Farrans Construction

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

Inspired by the Diversity and inclusion case studies discussed today from all the speakers. Proud to be here to hear the valuable and honest stories. Thank you!

Andrea Lund

Farrans Construction

Thoroughly enjoyed the day – some great speakers & I learnt a lot about neurodiversity

Nikki Hawthorn FCIPD

Keepmoat Homes

I came away from The 5% Club’s online webinar enthused and ready to make change happen. The speakers were engaging, insightful and spoke with real passion. I felt like I was in the room. I’d highly recommend taking part in future online events – I’ll see you there!

Shelley Lawrence

Cambridgeshire Lead, Women into Construction

I have joined two recent 5% Club webinars on the topics of Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace and an exclusive round table on Looking to the future: utilising your apprenticeship levy to respond to what comes next. Both 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 webinars are ‘must attend’ events for me going forward.

Jill Coyle

Apprentice Programme Lead, Nestlé UK&I

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