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Hanson receives ‘The 5% Club’ gold award

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Hanson has been recognised with The 5% Club gold award, through its 2021 employer audit scheme.

The award recognises the company’s contribution to the continued development of its employees through a broad range of ‘earn and learn’ schemes such as apprenticeships and the company’s graduate programme.

The 5% Club has more than 600 members all of which are committed to taking positive action for increased, inclusive and accessible workplace training for all.

HR director, Clare Mayo, said: “In order to achieve our business objectives and cultural aspirations we need to improve the diversity of our teams and think differently as an organisation, which is one of the reasons why we value and need to recruit and retain young people.”

“We are delighted to have met The 5% Club’s gold standard. I am sure it will help us recruit up to 60 trainees over the coming months and help improve our brand, both internally and externally.”

As a member of The 5% Club Hanson is:

  • Committed to helping the country's growth agenda and acknowledge the importance of developing Hanson’s people as both a business and social imperative;
  • Playing a part in addressing youth unemployment and skills shortage;
  • Pledging to work towards having a minimum 5% of the company’s UK workforce enrolled on formalised apprentice, sponsored student and/or graduate development schemes within five years;
  • Measuring and reporting on progress annually against the above metric in the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility section of the company’s Annual Report and Accounts or equivalent document;
  • Committed to encouraging other businesses to participate in the campaign.

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