The MGL Group commits to the next generation by joining The 5% Club
The MGL Group has showcased its commitment to the next generation by joining The 5% Club, an industry led initiative focussed on driving momentum into the recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students.
The campaign was initiated by defence technology company QinetiQ with an aim to get the UK’s public and private companies to commit to raising the number of apprentices, sponsored students and graduates on formal programmes to 5% of their total workforce within five years.
The aim of the campaign is to tackle both the chronic skills shortage and youth unemployment in Britain and help the country remain at the forefront of innovation. It also asks members to publicly report their progress in their Annual Report.
Group HR Manager, Deb Milnthorp said “Here at The MGL Group have 450 employees, 30 of which are on structured apprenticeships, including, Quantity Surveying, Joinery, Construction Plant, Demolition Plant, Asphalt Technical, Business Admin, Accountancy, Groundworkers, Site Engineer, Highways Maintenance and CIPS. We are very proud of our employees, especially our 30 Apprentices. As a business we are keen to playing our part in addressing youth unemployment and the skills shortage The business is only as strong as its workforce, and we are delighted to be bridging the skills gap by supporting and encouraging our young people to train and forge ahead with a great career in the construction and demolition industry’
Dr Sam Healy, Programme Director of The 5% Club said, “We’re delighted to welcome The MGL Group 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.”