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.)


Employer Audit 2024-25

We will be running a series of online briefing events as follows:

  • Tuesday 4 June 12noon – 1pm
  • Wednesday 12 June 11am – 12noon

WMCA Learning Conversation Event – a joint event with The 5% Club

Thursday, June 27, 2024, 11:00am – 5:30pm

Location: International Convention Centre, Birmingham



WMCA Learning Conversation Event – a joint event with The 5% Club

Your chance to join other businesses in important regional conversations that affect employers. We will be launching an important new initiative that could benefit your business. We will be looking at how ‘earn to learn’ programmes can add value, how to develop your early talent pipeline as well as upskill and reskill your people. We will also be taking a look at innovation in sustainability and green skills. Come and join the conversation! You are welcome to come and celebrate with us, the results of the efforts of our learners, at the Adult Learning Awards – a great opportunity to network with other employers and providers.


Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024, 11:00 – 17:30

Location: International Convention Centre, Birmingham

To find out more: please email



The 5% Club Employer Audit 2024-25 Briefing Events

Join us at one of our informal on-line briefing events to learn more about The 5% Club Employer Audit. Whilst these events are primarily aimed at those new to the Audit, or those interested in finding out more before registering, previous Audit participants are also welcome to join to learn more and also share their experiences.

Events will cover:

  • Introduction to The 5% Club and the Employer Audit
  • Benefits of participating in the Audit
  •  Timelines & Next steps for participating
  • Costs

There will be ample opportunity to ask questions.

We will be running a series of online briefing events as follows:

  • Tuesday 4 June 12noon – 1pm – register here
  • Wednesday 12 June 11am – 12noon – register here


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

Stacey Greenwood
Schneider Electric

It’s great to meet so many knowledgeable, like minded and friendly people in one place!

Simon Openshaw
Apprenticeship Manager, ISS

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

Thanks for a brilliant event!  We enjoyed it from start to finish and came away buzzing with ideas.  Everything was so well organised.

Fiona Keady
Leidos - STEM Programme Lead, Career Ready

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

Nikki Hawthorn FCIPD
Keepmoat Homes

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

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