Citrus Group commits to 'earn and learn' by joining The 5% Club
Citrus Group (Citrus Training Ltd, Altitude Safety and BBE Training) 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 CEO of Balfour Beatty in 2013, is a movement of more than 250 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 scheme 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.
We at Citrus Group are proud and excited to be members of The 5% Club, as we believe that the scheme is a positive way to showcase our commitment to both developing our existing teams and welcoming and developing future talent that will support our growth plans.
We currently offer opportunities for apprenticeship placements in our administration teams and ensure that our apprentices receive a meaningful and positive experience during their time with the business and some of our apprentices have gone on to become permanent members of the Citrus family. We also offer opportunities for continuous development within our teams by sponsoring employees to undertake learning opportunities in areas such as finance, leadership and customer service.
Wayne Taylor, Managing Director of Citrus Group commented: “The need for UK economy to address the critical skills challenges has never been so clear. We are delighted to become a member of the 5% Club. A declaration of our commitment to continue to recruit and develop the right skills for tomorrow’s workplace.”
Lady Cobham, Director General of The 5% Club said, “We’re delighted to welcome Citrus Group 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.”
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