20 Nov 2023
Transport for Wales has been awarded Gold accredited membership via The 5% Club’s 2023-24 Employer Audit Scheme.
This award recognises TfW's significant contribution to the continued development of all our colleagues through “earn & learn” schemes such as Apprenticeships, Graduate Schemes and Sponsored Students Course Placements.
We’re proud of our investment in our colleagues, which is why we joined The 5% Club. The 5% Club is a dynamic movement of Employers who are all inspired to take positive action for increased, inclusive, and accessible workplace training for all.
Launched in 2013, the goal of The 5% Club is to increase the employment and career prospects of today’s youth and equip the UK with the skilled workforce it needs to safeguard Britain’s economy.
With a membership which now has more than 900 companies, The 5% Club represents over 1.6 Million Employees, including 101,000 who 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.
From an impressive list of 180 members, TfW was one of the 120 Employers who met the Gold Standard.
Bethan Jelfs, TfW People Director said: “In February this year we announced that TfW had become members of the 5% club, making a pledge to achieve 5% of our workforce in “earn and learn” schemes in the next five years.
“This summer we took part in our very first audit, in the hope of achieving a gold, silver or bronze accreditation. We are so proud to learn that we have achieved a gold standard and are already hitting our 5% target.
“This is a fantastic achievement, and we look forward to developing our work in this area even further.”
Gill Cronin, Director of Operations at The 5% Club added: “Having seen The Club grow to more than 900 members, I am always impressed at the commitment, drive and energy our members channel into offering “earn and learn” skills opportunities.
"To now see 20 percent of these members gain Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum accredited membership of The Club is inspiring and demonstrates how these companies are all contributing to the future of skills in our economy.”
We would encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about TfW and the wide range of opportunities we have available to visit our website Our Vacancies | Careers | Transport for Wales (tfw.wales).
For more information about The 5% Club visit https://www.5percentclub.org.uk/ TfW is awarded Gold membership by The 5% Club