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

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

Babcock – Patron of The 5% Club

Babcock delivers bespoke, highly-skilled engineering support helping customers around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.

As well as developing its own apprenticeship, sponsored student and graduate placement programmes, Babcock is one of the UK’s largest private sector apprenticeship providers, delivering approximately 20,000 apprenticeships to young people and adults across a wide range of sectors.

For more information visit: Babcock

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

Redrow PLC – Patron of The 5% Club

Redrow was established in 1974. Today, it is one of the most successful and acclaimed property developers in the UK, building over 5,400 premium quality family homes a year in prime locations across England and Wales. Over Redrow’s history spanning more than 40 years, it has earned a unique reputation for quality and building beautiful homes, which people love to live in.

To help achieve this it also focusses on two other key areas: valuing people and creating outstanding locations. Implementing its strategy whilst engaging with colleagues and stakeholders helps Redrow deliver significant value to investors and the wider community. Redrow is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index.

Redrow has been awarded the ‘Best Large Housebuilder’ title twice in the last three years at the What House? Awards. This year, Redrow was named as a UK Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer for the fourth consecutive year.


For more information visit: Redrow PLC 

Schneider Electric UK – Patron of The 5% Club

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centres, Infrastructure and Industries.

With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. Schneider provides integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.

Schneider Electric provides the platform for professional and personal fulfillment, through a high-performance culture; employee well-being; unique and diverse collaborative teams; challenging roles; continual skill growth; and more.

For more information visit: Schneider Electric UK

VINCI – Patron of The 5% Club

VINCI is a world leader in concessions and construction.

The VINCI name reflects the genius of Leonardo da Vinci – artist scientist and engineer who symbolises the best in innovation, creativity and technological mastery.  This is befitting for a Group that harnesses a culture of innovation to deliver technical expertise in tackling the most complex of projects.

VINCI companies in the UK turn over in the region of £2 billion per annum and employ circa 9000 employees. This represents 6% of VINCI’s €38.7 billion turnover and 30% of VINCI’s European turnover outside France. VINCI employs around 185,000 people in 100 countries around the world.

VINCI Construction UK is a national construction and facilities company and is the largest British subsidiary of VINCI. They havestrong relationships with other VINCI companies and subsidiaries and, as a result, can leverage ideas, skills and entrepreneurial flair to deliver top-quality work in all sectors.

For more information visit: VINCI

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.

To find our more visit: www.wsp.com/uk