KAEFER UK & Ireland is awarded Gold membership by The 5% Club for the second year running
KAEFER UK & Ireland is delighted to announce that we have been awarded gold accredited membership via The 5% Club’s 2023-24 Employer Audit Scheme for the second year running. This award recognises our significant contribution to the continued development of all our Employees through “earn & learn” schemes such as Apprenticeships, Graduate Schemes, and Sponsored Students Course Placements.
We are proud of our investment in our staff members, which is why we joined The 5% Club. The 5% Club is a dynamic movement of Employers all of whom are inspired to take positive action for increased, inclusive, and accessible workplace training for all. With a membership which now exceeds 900 companies, The 5% Club represents over 1.6 Million Employees, 101,000 of whom are in “earn and learn” schemes. The Employer Audit is a unique scheme which validates the employers’ activities, explores their future plans and commitments, as well as examining their approaches to quality, social mobility, diversity and inclusion.
From an impressive list of 180 members, KAEFER UK & Ireland was one of the 120 employers who met the Gold Standard.
Caron Deans, interim People & Development Director, KAEFER UK & Ireland said:
We are really delighted to have been awarded Gold Membership with The 5% Club for the second time. We are proud of the 160 colleagues currently within earn and learn opportunities within KAEFER UK & Ireland and we continue to see the value of investment through the contribution they make to our business every day.
Mark Cameron OBE, Chief Executive at The 5% Club said, “Our Employer Audit scheme recognises 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 are able to commit to the Employer Audit and to 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.”
Gill Cronin, Director of Operations at The 5% Club added: “Having seen The Club grow to more than 900 members, I am always impressed at the commitment, drive and energy our members channel into offering “earn and learn” skills opportunities. To now see 20 percent of these members gain Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum accredited membership of The Club is inspiring and demonstrates how these companies are all contributing to the future of skills in our economy.”