HTM | HTM commits to ‘earn and learn’ by joining The 5% Club
HTM has showcased its commitment to developing its people by joining The 5% Club, an industry led initiative focused on driving momentum into the recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students.
The 5% Club, initiated by Leo Quinn Group Group CEO of Balfour Beatty in 2013, is a movement of more than 500 employers providing ‘earn and learn’ opportunities to develop the skills and talents people need to become more employable and create meaningful careers.
Companies joining The 5% Club commit to raising the number of apprentices, sponsored students and graduates on formal programmes to 5% of their total workforce within five years. Members are also asked to publicly report their progress in their Annual Report. Existing members range from SMEs to FTSEs and cover a number of diverse industries, from engineering through to the legal sector.
HTM’s commitment to the 5% club comes from a drive to engage with a more diverse resource pool and to create more earn and learn opportunities within its already growing team.
“We are really excited about being part of the 5% Club. Making a commitment and signing the charter gives us the accountability to stick to our ambitious of getting more apprentices into our business.” Greg Baldwin, Managing Director, HTM.
Gill Cronin, Director of Operations of The 5% Club said, “We’re delighted to welcome HTM into membership. The 5% Club provides a fantastic network of HR professionals, sharing and learning from each other. All our members share an ethos of creating a skilled workforce through ‘earn and learn’ development programmes, helping people develop meaningful career paths.”