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AWE becomes one of the first to pledge continued support for young people in industry by signing up to the 5% Club.
Berkshire’s world class nuclear defence facility has joined a national initiative aimed at addressing the skills shortage.
The 5% Club is an industry wide pledge to commit 5% of a company’s workforce to apprenticeships, student, or graduate training programmes.
AWE has been supporting young people through one of the country’s most successful apprenticeship schemes for over 60 years, giving career opportunities to generations of scientists and engineers. Their programmes have been recognised with National Awards for excellence.
The signing of this charter illustrates the company’s continued contribution to ensuring the UK retains its reputation for innovation and addresses the problem of youth unemployment.
Signing the charter AWE’s director of HR Shan Martin said: “AWE recognizes the need to develop a skilled and diverse workforce for the future. As one of the countries leading apprenticeship providers AWE has never been more committed to providing opportunities for young people. We are proud to be one of the first to sign up to the 5% Club, and look forward to supporting this industry wide initiative in the months and years to come.”
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