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.)

2021 Events

The 5% Club Annual Employer Symposium

Annual Employer Symposium – 4th November
Going for Gold: celebrating the UK’s leading employers of apprentices, graduates and degree placement students
This event will highlight key research from The 5% Club’s 2021 Employer Audit, and include guest speakers focusing on themes and challenges emerging from the research. This celebration will also showcase our Bronze, Silver and Gold members, who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and progress with their ‘earn as your learn’ programmes.
Originally planned as a face-to-face event, the continuing ambiguity created by Covid means that this year we will be running this event online.
Details as follows:
Date: Thursday 4th November
Time: 2-4pm
To book: please note, this event is exclusive to Employer Audit participants only.  A recording of the highlights will be made available after 4th November. For any further information, please contact gillcronin@5percentclub.org.uk

The 5% Club CEO speaking at ‘Key priorities for apprenticeship funding in England’

 

Conference organisers: Westminster Employment Forum

Date: Thursday, 21st October 2021

To book: visit here

Speakers:

  • Jonathan Childs, Deputy Director, Apprenticeships Covid-19 Recovery Team, Education and Skills Funding Agency, Department for Education
  • Jane Pierce, Head of Technical Education Quality Assurance, Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
  • Bhavina Bharkhada, Make UK
  • Mark Cameron, The 5% Club
  • Alissa Dhaliwal, CBI
  • Jennifer Kimber, ScreenSkills
  • Becci Newton, Institute for Employment Studies;
  • Professor Amit Nigam, Cass Business School, City University of London

Chaired by: Kim Johnson MP, Member, Education Committee and Officer, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships and Rt Hon the Lord Lilley

 


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:

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

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

Simon Openshaw

Apprenticeship Manager, ISS

I find the events so helpful

Andrea Lund

Farrans Construction

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

Nikki Hawthorn FCIPD

Keepmoat Homes

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

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

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