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

New for 2021 – The 5% Club Master Class Series

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 scheduled for post Easter 2021 and will be held online. Further details will be advertised in spring 2021

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

 

 

 

 

 


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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 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

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

Stacey Greenwood

Schneider Electric

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

Ian Matthewson

Schneider Electric

A brilliant event ….I made some excellent contacts

Maureen Legge

STEM Learning Ltd.

I find the events so helpful

Andrea Lund

Farrans Construction

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

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