Currie & Brown recognised as gold members for employee development

Currie & Brown has gained further accolades for our commitment to employee development by being awarded gold membership of the 5% Club.

This award recognises our contribution to the continued development of apprentices, graduates and students through an ‘earn and learn’ scheme that was completed by participating in the 2022-23 Employer Audit Scheme.

The 5% Club is a dynamic movement of employers who are inspired to take positive action for increased, inclusive, and accessible workplace training for all. With a membership which now exceeds 750 companies, The 5% Club represents over 1.6 million employees, 93,500 of whom are in ‘earn and learn’ schemes. To achieve the gold award, Currie & Brown needed to have fulfilled certain criteria, including an audit that validates business activities, commitments and approach to ensuring quality, social mobility, diversity and inclusion is considered. 

James Grinnell, group people director, said: “Our people are at the heart of what we do at Currie & Brown. Investing in young talent and supporting them through dedicated learning and mentoring programmes is the key to our future success. We are proud to receive this acknowledgement.”

Mark Cameron OBE, chief executive at The 5% Club, said, “Our employer audit scheme 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 750 members, I am always impressed at the commitment, drive and energy our members channel into offering ‘earn and learn’ skills opportunities. We are delighted to welcome Currie & Brown to the gold accredited membership of the club and their commitment to contributing to the future of skills in our economy.” 

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