Patron Members

We are grateful to the following businesses for their support of The 5% Club and making our work possible:

Accuracy UK – Patron of The 5% Club

Accuracy UK is the UK subsidiary of the global corporate strategic advisory and professional services company.  Accuracy UK is a Small to Medium Sized Enterprise (SME), and this marks the first occasion where an SME has taken such a prestigious position within The 5% Club Employer Movement. Accuracy UK are especially keen to contribute in this role given the alignment between the purpose of The 5% Club and the core values of Accuracy, where employee satisfaction and fulfilment is placed at the very heart of the company culture. Their commitment to the development of “Accuracians” is seen as key to success and international, multicultural, and diverse team effectiveness, and is furthered significantly by effective and accessible workplace training for all.

For more information visit: Accuracy UK

Balfour Beatty – Patron of The 5% Club

Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group providing innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth.

Balfour Beatty runs vibrant and successful apprenticeship, sponsored student and graduate placement programmes.

For more information visit: Balfour Beatty

BPP – Patron of The 5% Club

BPP is a global education provider delivering a full-range of qualifications for professionals at every stage of their career. This includes professional qualifications, university degrees, apprenticeships, work-based learning, and accredited short courses.

Established for over 45 years, we deliver courses in law, accountancy, technology, management, nursing and more. Our education is delivered to be as real-world, relevant and innovative as possible.

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Leonardo – Patron of The 5% Club

Leonardo is one of the biggest suppliers of defence equipment to the UK MoD and the largest Italian inward investor to the UK. The company generates exports worth around £1.3bn to the UK economy every year.

Leonardo’s long-term investment in emerging technologies and subsequent development of intellectual property in the UK is achieving export success and delivering huge economic benefits back into the UK, enabling investment in highly skilled jobs and helping to rebalance the UK’s economy.

Leonardo employs around 7,000 people throughout the UK, 67% of whom hold highly skilled positions. It is one of the largest employers of engineering apprentices and graduates in the UK, with some 415 people on undergraduate, graduate and apprentice training programmes.  Its apprenticeship programme was rated as ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED.

In the UK Leonardo spends around £3.5 million on employee training and development annually, providing young people with the opportunity to gain qualifications through on-the job training, whilst simultaneously undertaking academic study.

For more information visit: Leonardo

Lockheed Martin UK – Patron of The 5% Club

Lockheed Martin UK is the UK-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Headquartered in London and with 16 key sites across the UK, Lockheed Martin UK employs approximately 1,700 people from Culdrose in Cornwall to Faslane in Scotland.

Lockheed Martin UK is a strategic partner to the Government and a major contributor to the UK economy.  As the fifth largest supplier to the Ministry of Defence, it spends approximately £1 billion each year, supporting over 1,000 companies in its supply chain. Investment in the F-35 programme alone will sustain up to 20,000 UK jobs during the production phase.

Lockheed Martin UK offers challenging, fulfilling careers with opportunities for apprentices, interns, graduates as well as experienced professionals.

For more information visit: Lockheed Martin UK

MBDA – Patron of The 5% Club

MBDA is the prime supplier of complex weapon systems to the Ministry of Defence and does vital work to help protect the UK Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air force.

MBDA provides award winning apprenticeship schemes and bespoke Undergraduate and Graduate placements to young people all over the UK.  Starting in 2018, they will also be providing Degree Apprenticeship Schemes to further ensure the skills gap is met.

For more information visit: MBDA

QinetiQ – Patron of The 5% Club

QinetiQ provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect, improve and advance their vital interests.

QinetiQ works across every aspect of the life cycle of critical equipment and infrastructure, providing services and products that address their customers’ most pressing challenges. They span many markets and industries.

As well as developing its own apprenticeship, sponsored student and graduate placement programmes QinetiQ also runs the QinetiQ Apprentice Training School at MOD Boscombe Down.

For more information visit: QinetiQ

WSP – Patron of The 5% Club

WSP is one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower.

We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Power & Energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services.

With more than 8,200 talented people in the UK and approximately 49,500 globally, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. WSP has been involved in many high-profile UK projects including the re-development of London Bridge Station and Quarter, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, HS2, Transport for the North Strategic Development Corridor studies, One Blackfriars and the Shard.

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