Siemens has been recognised with the 5% Club Gold Award through its 2021 Employer Audit Scheme.
This award recognises the company’s significant contribution to the continued development of all employees through “earn & learn” schemes such as apprenticeships, graduate schemes and sponsored student course placements.
The 5% Club is a dynamic movement of employers who are inspired to take positive action for increased, inclusive, and accessible workplace training for all.
With a membership which now exceeds 600, the 5% Club represents over 1.2 million employees, 67,000 of whom are in “earn and learn” schemes.
The Employer Audit is a scheme that validates the employers’ activities, explores their future plans and commitments, as well as examining their approaches to quality, social mobility, diversity and inclusion.
In this inaugural year for the scheme, Siemens was one of the one of the 58 employers who met the Gold Standard.
Joanne Gogerly, head of Siemens Professional Education UK & NW Europe, said: “At Siemens we have a strong culture recruiting apprentices and have demonstrated our commitment to early careers employees through the 5% Club since it started in 2013.
“We have a wide range of opportunities for early careers candidates as part of our talent strategy including graduates, interns, kickstart placements, university students and a virtual work experience programme.”