Jones Bros makes The 5% Club pledge


Jones Bros, a leading civil engineering company with offices in Scotland, Wales, the North and South, has signed up to The 5% Club.

Jones Bros has an outstanding track record of providing training opportunities to young people. Around nine per cent of its workforce is made up of apprentices and graduates, and a recruitment drive is under way for its new groundworks apprenticeship programme.

Jones Bros

Dave Gibson, Jones Bros’ health, safety, environment, quality and training manager, said: “When we became aware of the 5% Club, it seemed like a campaign we simply had to join.

“It fits in perfectly with our commitment to providing training and apprenticeships, as seen by the fact that close to ten per cent of our workforce is made up of apprentices.”

Dr Sam Healy, Programme Director of The 5% Club said, “We’re delighted to welcome Jones Bros 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.”


Founded in the 1950s and employing 350 people, Jones Bros has grown significantly in the last decade. It is currently working on contracts including the construction of waste management facilities, highways, flood and marine defence and renewable energy projects around the UK.

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The Daily Express, 9th October 2013


Peter Cunliffe, City Editor of the Daily Express, welcomed the action to address the lack of apprenticeships in the UK.

“It is scandalous that this country has one million 16-24 year olds out of work”.

The Scotsman, 9th October 2013

The Scotsman

The Scotsman saluted the launch of the 5% Club, agreeing with Leo Quinn that getting young people into structured training schemes is ‘both a business and social imperative’.

But it is time Britain stopped being “aspirational”, or less politely all mouth and no trousers, in the field of apprenticeships. We wish the five per cent club the very best.”