Pacific are pleased to underline their commitment to promoting education and youth opportunities by signing up to The 5% Club.
It’s an organisation whose members commit to having five per cent of their workforce in “earn and learn” positions (for example apprenticeships, graduates and sponsored students).
Pacific have consistently supported apprentices and trainees since the company’s formation in 2005 and they have consistently been above the five per cent target for these roles down through the years.
More than 600 organisations – public and private – across the UK are members of the club and they are all committed to providing improved opportunities for their workforce.
Founded by Balfour Beatty Group chairman Leon Quinn, The 5% Club is committed to ensuring that young workers can access the necessary skills to thrive in this changing world.
It’s a strategy that will raise people’s employable skills and allow the UK to build a society and economy that lift citizens out of poverty.
The 5% Club say: “New technologies are changing the world of work – many jobs will disappear and new skills will be required to earn a living. The club is a great way for employers both to share best practice and to raise awareness of ‘earn and learn’.”
A spokesman for Pacific said: “We are delighted to have joined The 5% Club. As a dynamic business dealing with blue-chip clients across a range of sectors, Pacific need an improving talent pool, so we take pride in supporting The 5% Club’s ambition to develop necessary future skill sets by investing in our employees and future generations.
“The Club shares our commitment to ensuring the workforce of today has the critical skills for tomorrow, and we look forward to learning more about best practice and initiatives through our membership.”