Dale Power Solutions (Dale) is delighted to announce that we have been recognised with The 5% Club Gold Award through their 2021 Employer Audit Scheme. This award recognises our significant contribution to the continued development of all our Employees through “earn & learn” schemes such as Apprenticeships, Graduate Schemes and Sponsored Students Course Placements.
We are proud of our investment in our staff members, which is why we joined The 5% Club. The 5% Club is a dynamic movement of Employers all of whom are inspired to take positive action for increased, inclusive, and accessible workplace training for all. With a membership which now exceeds six hundred, The 5% Club represents over 1.2 Million Employees, 67,000 of whom are in “earn and learn” schemes. The Employer Audit is a unique scheme which 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, Dale was one of the one of the 58 Employers who met the Gold Standard.
Mark Carter, Business Support Manager at Dale said, “We are delighted to have received the gold standard – the highest recognition in the audit. Dale has worked hard to develop an apprenticeship programme here in Scarborough, one of the social mobility cold spots in the UK. We have worked with local schools and colleges to develop a grass roots programme of activity to raise aspirations of young people and show them opportunities that they may otherwise not have considered. We also provide information and taster work placements.
“Our apprentices are committed to their own learning and also contribute time to promoting apprenticeships within schools, elevating STEM subjects and encouraging young people, particularly groups who may not have traditionally seen engineering as a career, to consider this path. This award is a recognition of their hard work and commitment.”
Mark Cameron OBE, Chief Executive at The 5% Club said, “We set out to create a scheme that recognises the efforts of all those Employers who invest in their workforce through a broad range of workplace learning schemes. It is fantastic that in these challenging times so many are able to commit to the Employer Audit and to gain the credit for their efforts, and that the majority are striving to expand their schemes over the coming years. Their efforts and achievements are to be applauded.”
Gill Cronin, Director of Operations at The 5% Club added: “Having seen The Club grow to more than 600 members, I am always impressed at the commitment, drive and energy our members channel into offering “earn and learn” skills opportunities. To now see so many of these members gain bronze, silver and gold accredited membership of The Club is inspiring and demonstrates how these companies are all contributing to the future of skills in our economy.”