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Hanson meet The 5% Club gold standard

The 5% Club

Company recognized with prestigious gold award for broad range of work-based training schemes

HANSON UK have been recognized with The 5% Club gold award, through their 2021 employer audit scheme. The award recognizes the company’s contribution to the continued development of its employees through ‘earn and learn’ schemes such as apprenticeships and graduate programmes.

The 5% Club has more than 600 members, all of whom are committed to playing their part in addressing youth employment and the skills shortage and pledge to work towards having a minimum of 5% of their UK workforce enrolled in formalized training schemes.

Hanson’s HR director, Clare Mayo, said: ‘In order to achieve our business objectives and cultural aspirations, we need to improve the diversity of our teams and think differently as an organization, which is one of the reasons why we value and need to recruit and retain young people.

‘We are delighted to have met The 5% Club’s gold standard and actually invest in just over 10% of our workforce through a broad range of ‘earn and learn’ programmes. I am sure this will help us recruit up to 60 trainees over the coming months as well as help improve our brand, both internally and externally.’

Mark Cameron OBE, chief executive of The 5% Club, added: ‘We set out to create a scheme that recognizes the efforts of all those employers who invest in their workforce through a broad range of workplace learning schemes.

‘It is fantastic that in these challenging times so many were able to commit to the employer audit and gain the credit for their efforts, and that the majority are striving to expand their schemes over the coming years. Their efforts and achievements are to be applauded.’

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