7 years ago
A national green services provider has joined an industry-led initiative showcasing its commitment to the next generation.
Glendale, which specialises in the management and maintenance of the green environment, has joined The 5% Club. The scheme is designed to get the UK’s public and private sector companies to commit to having 5% of its total workforce as apprentices, sponsored students or graduates within five years.
Joining this new initiative enhances Glendale’s current commitment to its employees’ future as well as providing opportunities for many more young people.
Glendale is one of many businesses in the country who have pledged to tackle both the chronic skills shortage and youth unemployment in Britain.
Andy Corcoran, managing director at Glendale said: “Youth unemployment in the UK stood at 15.6 per cent in September last year. By joining The 5% Club, we are playing our part in addressing this problem.
“We currently have many apprentices with us, all of whom are invaluable to our company and we’re excited to welcome even more of them in the coming years. We are proud to be part of The 5% Club and are looking forward to making a positive difference to our next generation by providing them with the professional qualifications and practical training needed to build a career.”
The 5% Club campaign was initiated by defence technology company QinetiQ in a bid to help the country remain at the forefront of innovation. As a member of The 5% Club, members are asked to publicly report their progress in their Annual Report.
Dr Sam Healy, programme director of The 5% Club said: “We’re delighted to welcome Glendale to this 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.”
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