Attenda Limited, the Business Critical IT company, today announced that it has become a member of the 5% Club, reinforcing its commitment to building a workforce for the future, through increased investment in apprentices and graduates.
The 5% Club is focused on creating momentum behind the recruitment of apprentices and graduates into the workforce. Its members extend from FTSE 350 companies to businesses of all sizes that want to make a positive difference and support the UK’s ability to compete in increasingly tough global markets.
Mark Fowle, CEO, Attenda comments, “We are excited to be working with The 5% Club, alongside its other members, to increase investment in a workforce of the future, through continued hiring and development of a significant pool of apprentices and graduate talent.”
Attenda joins other companies such as Balfour Beatty, Thales, DSTL and Osborne Clarke who have also recently signed up to become members of The 5% Club, pledging their intent to play a role in transforming the fortunes of young talented people in the UK, building a workforce for the future; ensuring that the country retains its reputation for innovation.
As a leading player in the managed services market, Attenda has continued to demonstrate a year on year growth rate of 15% in difficult economic times. In June 2012, the company announced the opening of a new office in Caerphilly, Wales, as part of its planned expansion programme. This was supported by a grant from the Welsh government, securing up to 150 high level jobs in South Wales, together with the utilisation of the local supply chain to bring added benefits to the local welsh economy.
Jon Morgan, HR Director, Attenda, adds “Our workforce currently comprises some 4% of graduates and graduate trainee placements; so, we see our participation in The 5% Club as a natural extension to our existing policy. We are fully committed to recruiting high quality graduate talent and investing in new apprenticeship programmes, and bringing these individuals through the business with well-defined personal career development plans.”
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