03 October 2016

Dawnus has further demonstrated its commitment to training and employment of young people by signing up to The 5% Club.

The 5% Club is focused on creating momentum behind the recruitment of apprentices and graduates into the workforce. To become a member, companies have to strive to achieve 5% of their workforce consisting of apprentices, sponsored students and/or graduates on formalised training schemes within five years. It’s hoped that the initiative will help to tackle the current skills shortage and youth unemployment and help the country remain at the forefront of innovation.

Dawnus has an embedded culture to invest heavily in training, and has an existing annual recruitment and training programme dedicated to apprentices, graduates and sponsored students. On joining the 5% club, Dawnus could already demonstrate reaching this target, with approximately 6% of its workforce being apprentices, graduates and sponsored students.

All Dawnus Graduate Engineers become part of an internal Civil Engineering Graduate Programme, which has been running since 2004. This programme, which is ICE approved, helps enable Dawnus Graduate Engineers to gain Chartership through a combination of onsite experience and an internal training course. Dawnus also support apprentices and sponsored students through onsite learning and career development, as part of their college or university courses.

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