Maydencroft commits to the next generation by joining The 5% Club

We have showcased our commitment to the next generation by joining The 5% Club, an industry led initiative focussed on driving momentum into the recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students.

The campaign was initiated by Leo Quinn CEO of Balfour Beatty with an aim to get the UK’s public and private companies to commit to raising the number of apprentices, sponsored students and graduates on formal programmes to 5% of their total workforce within five years.

The aim of the campaign is to tackle both the chronic skills shortage and youth unemployment in Britain and help the country remain at the forefront of innovation. It also asks members to publicly report their progress in their Annual Report.

"We have ongoing apprenticeship programmes with Bedford College, Capel Manor College and The Berkshire College of Agriculture and with over 10% of our workforce studying for an apprenticeship or a formal graduate programme, I was keen to show such commitment to our stakeholders" Ashlea Lewis, Human Resources Manager

Lady Cobham, Director General of The 5% Club said, “We’re delighted to welcome Maydencroft to the initiative. The company’s existing efforts to invest in the next generation are greatly welcomed and together we can strive towards a brighter future for young people in Britain.”

If you are interested in an apprenticeship with us or would like to find out more about what Maydencroft has to offer, please contact