VolkerWessels UK has recently joined the industry led young person’s recruitment initiative, The 5% Club. Members of The 5% Club commit to ensuring that a minimum of 5% of their total workforce consists of apprentices, sponsored students or graduates on formal training schemes within five years. Staff on these programmes currently make up 8.6% of the VolkerWessels UK workforce on projects across the country.
The aim of the campaign is to highlight and address the UK’s skills shortage and high levels of youth unemployment whilst helping the country’s businesses remain at the forefront of innovation. To maintain their membership to the club and be accountable to their pledge, all member companies are asked to publicly report the progress in meeting the 5% commitment in their annual report.
To find out more information about The 5% Club, please visit www.5percentclub.org.uk