If you want to drive a shared national prosperity by helping bridge the skills gap, join us today.

  • We welcome employers from all sectors and all sizes of business.
  • Our membership is free and open to any organisation committed to the ‘ethos’ of earn and learn.
  • Our joining process is simple and there are two quick and easy steps to becoming a member:

Step One

We ask members (HRD/CEO) to sign our Charter, pledging  voluntary commitment to our goals. As a member of The 5% Club we are:

  • Committed to helping the country’s growth agenda and acknowledge the importance of developing our people as both an employer and a social imperative.
  • Playing our part in addressing youth unemployment and skills shortage.
  • Pledging to work toward having a minimum 5% of our UK workforce enrolled on formalised apprentice, sponsored student and/or graduate development schemes within five years.
  • Measuring and reporting on our progress annually against the above metric in our Corporate Responsibility section of our Annual Report and Accounts or equivalent document/website.
  • Committed to encouraging other employers to participate in the campaign.

Step Two

We ask members for a breakdown of numbers, specifically:

  1. Total UK workforce;
  2. Number of employees currently studying for apprenticeships;
  3. Number of employees on a formal graduate programmes;
  4. Number of sponsored students (i.e. year in industry placements,  trainees/cadets on a part-time, externally accredited course at least at Level 3 that lasts for at least 12 months such as HNC/HND/BSc/MSc/PhD and whose fees are paid by the employer).

And once a member – Step Three

Once you are a member there are many ways to show this to the community. Here are some examples:

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