Grandir UK is now part of The 5% club!

13 Jun 2024

Grandir UK is now part of The 5% club!

We are thrilled to announce that Grandir UK has now joined The 5% Club to help strengthen the recruitment of apprentices and graduates in the childcare industry.

What is The 5% Club?

The 5% Club is an initiative that is made up of over 1,000 employers dedicated to offering ‘earn and learn’ opportunities to help individuals develop essential skills for employability and meaningful careers.

Companies that join the 5% Club pledge to increase the number of apprentices, sponsored students, and graduates in formal programs to 5% of their workforce within five years, of which their progress is publicly reported annually.

Founded in 2013, The 5% Club leverages its platform and success record to engage with policymakers and influencers, raising awareness and promoting initiatives that link skills investment to tangible social impact.

To become a member, every organisation needs to have at least 5% of their total workforce employed on an apprenticeship or learner programme.

How will this help Grandir UK?

The 5% club is a kite mark of quality and responsibility. This accreditation indicates that we take care of our employees and invest sustainably in our people’s skills for future.

Becoming a 5% Club member, brings Grandir UK one step closer to our goals for 2024! Each year, we set years goals centred around People, Quality and Performance.

This accreditation will help us achieve our goals centred around our people strategy by employing and nurturing the very best within our organisation.

As The 5% Club works on a tier system, we are working hard to obtain the Gold tier in 2025 and have 10% of our total workforce on an apprenticeship or learning programme.

Cathy Agozzino, Apprenticeship & Learner Co-ordinator at Grandir UK, comments…

“I’m happy to say Grandir UK are now proud to be members of the 5% club!

“As a company we believe that embracing opportunities to grow and develop, not only enriches our individual capabilities, but also fuels our collective success.

“We are excited to be working with other businesses to raise awareness of ‘earn and learn’ prospects, sharing best practice and gaining insight into the key areas in the skills debate”.

Gill Cronin, Director of Operations at the 5% Club says…

“We’re delighted to welcome Grandir UK into our membership. The 5% Club provides a fantastic network of HR and L&D 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.”

Earn and Learn with Grandir UK!

One of our keys to successfully providing high-quality childcare and education at Grandir UK, is our commitment to growing our own!

Partnering with our expert training provider, Realise, we offer Level 2 and Level 3 Early Years and Education apprenticeships to help you launch a successful career in childcare.

We also provide Level 5 apprenticeships for new and existing employees aspiring to advance into leadership roles and drive positive changes that enhance children’s care, learning, and development.

Interested in joining our team? Find an apprenticeship opportunity near you on our website!

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