DOUGALL BAILLIE ASSOCIATES COMMITS TO ‘EARN AND LEARN’ BY JOINING THE 5% CLUB
Dougall Baillie Associates has showcased its commitment to developing its people by joining The 5% Club, an industry led initiative focussed on driving momentum into the recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students.
The 5% Club, initiated by Leo Quinn Group CEO of Balfour Beatty in 2013, is a movement of more than 300 employers providing ‘earn and learn’ opportunities to develop the skills and talents people need to become more employable and create meaningful careers. Companies joining The 5% Club commit to raising the number of apprentices, sponsored students and graduates on formal programmes to 5% of their total workforce within five years. Members are also asked to publicly report their progress in their Annual Report. Existing members range from SMEs to FTSEs and cover a number of diverse industries, from engineering through to the legal sector.
Scott Macphail, Director at Dougall Baillie Associates says “We are aware of the significance of providing real opportunities for young people and emerging professionals. We are committed to this in terms of our training schemes, mentoring and support”
Lady Cobham, Director General of The 5% Club said, “We’re delighted to welcome Dougall Baillie Associates into membership. The 5% Club provides a fantastic network of HR professionals, sharing and learning from each other. All our members share an ethos of creating a skilled workforce through ‘earn and learn’ development programmes, helping people develop meaningful career paths.”
Dougall Baillie Associates current development programme includes STEM Engagement; Modern Apprenticeships; Graduate Apprenticeships, and formal Post-Graduation training schemes to provide professional accreditation opportunities.