Minister Priti Patel joins members of The 5% Club in celebrating Apprentices

On Thursday 3rd December, Employment Minister Priti Patel joined members of The 5% Club in celebrating the value apprentices hold and the importance in investing in them.


The member’s quarterly meeting, which was hosted by member Pimlico Plumbers at their Head Quarters in London, saw representatives from the campaign’s 135 member employers gather together to discuss what their companies are doing to provide great earn and learn opportunities for young people.


Within her speech at the event, Patel said “Everyone should be talking about the 5% Club. This is a fantastic initiative to ensure companies have the next generation of skilled workers, through high-quality apprenticeships and graduate schemes.” You can read Patel’s full speech here.


Pippa Morgan, head of Education and Skills at the CBI also spoke at the event on the apprenticeship levy and what it means for businesses.

Before the meeting, six selected members, QinetiQ, Pimlico Plumbers, Maylarch, Croudace, Renishaw and AWE joined trade body WAMT (Women and Manual Trades) and HR magazine People Management in discussing encouraging girls to take up training opportunities in the trade and STEM sector. You can read more on these discussions here.


Dr Sam Healy, Programme Director of The 5% Club said, “The event was a fantastic success and showcased what a great people network the campaign has become. Every quarter, we get together to share best practice in providing quality earn and learn opportunities for young people and it was a great opportunity for our members to get to share their thoughts with the Minister and the CBI.”


To find out more information about The 5% Club, and how to become a member, please visit  or get in touch by emailing Information about the campaign can also be found on Twitter, and LinkedIn.


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