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

Harnessing Emerging Talent to Build Back Better – Inspiring positive employer action for a post covid recovery 

Please note – new date

Join us and a host of top speakers at our latest online event. We are delighted to be joined by Gillian Keegan MP – Minister for Skills & Apprenticeships,  Leo Quinn, Group CEO of Balfour Beatty and Founder of The 5% Club and  The Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee.

Date: Thursday 22 April – new date
Time: 11am-12.15pm
Platform: online
To book: to register please click here

Speakers/sessions will include:

  • Gillian Keegan MP – Minister for Skills & Apprenticeships in conversation with Leo Quinn, Group CEO of Balfour Beatty and Founder of The 5% Club
  • The Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee
  • Martin Birchall, Founder and CEO of High Fliers Research, which produced The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers and the recent Top 100 Apprenticeship employers, together with Mark Cameron of The 5% Club will be making an announcement about an exciting new membership initiative which will show how your commitment to providing earn and learn opportunities can enhance your brand.
  • Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People (IiP) and Kirstie Thompson, Apprenticeship Compliance Manager at South Western Railway outline how working towards IiP’s, We Invest in Apprentices framework can help you create successful and powerful apprenticeship programmes.

Understanding Social Value and the role of apprenticeships

Social Value – with the arrival of PPN 06/20, social value is now mandated in all central government procurement. This impacts all size of business. Join us at this online event to find out:

  • What social value is and how it works.
  • Myth busting
  • How do you understand social value and the new requirements?
  • How do you deliver social value/make a difference?
  • How skills and emerging talent can form part of your social value strategy.
  • The customer/client perspective.
  • The  importance of apprenticeships as part of social value.
  •  Why embedding social value in your organisation requires a multi disciplinary approach.
  • How can The 5% Club help.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Dr Sam Healy MBE – Group Corporate Responsibility Director, QinetiQ
  • Kate Myers – Head of Skills, Employment & Education, HS2
  • Susan Ryall – ‎Technical Director, Skanska

Date: Wednesday 26 May
Time: 11am-12.15pm
Platform: online
To book: to register please click here


New for 2021 – The 5% Club Master Class Series

Inaugural Master Class

Unpacking Intersectionality: A Masterclass

2021 sees The Club developing focused, more intimate Master Classes to complement our traditional, free online events attended by 80 plus people. The intention is for these events to have a more detailed focused theme, with 20-30 members attending in a ‘round table’ format, featuring a high-profile speaker from the skills sector.

Attendees will be encouraged to bring problems and challenges, to exchange solutions and best practice and learn from each other. A high level of interaction and networking will be facilitated. Members from our larger corporate companies often cite isolation and operating in a silo limiting their knowledge base and practice. Our SME members are often people with multiple responsibilities and little or no niche knowledge of skills and apprenticeships.  Attendees will have the opportunity to drill down into much deepen detail and develop strategies for the future. Everyone will support and learn from each other, leaving the event with far more knowledge and solutions that they arrived with.

The first of these events will be as follows:

Unpacking Intersectionality: A Masterclass – The Masterclass will consist of talks, breakout sessions and a high level of audience participation. Proposed content includes:

  • Understanding intersectionality
  • Context/what are the challenges
  • How do we move from a ‘characteristic driven’ approach (exclusive) to full inclusion?
  • How do you access the right data to ensure data-driven inclusion decisions
  • Moving forward with the inclusion agenda: Insights into what has worked – hear from a panel of experts

Date: Wednesday 23 June
Time: 10am-12noon
Platform: online
To book: to register interest in this event please email gill.cronin@5percentclub.org.uk

 

We would like to thank The ERA Foundation for their generous support in making our inaugural Master Class possible.

 

 

 

 

 


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:

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

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

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

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

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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