Umbrella Marketing TEAM, outsourced marketing and digital services provider, has showcased its commitment to the next generation by joining The 5% Club, an industry lead initiative focused on driving momentum into the recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students.
The campaign was initiated by defence technology company QinetiQ with an aim to get the UK’s public and private companies to commit to raising the number of apprentices, sponsored students and graduates on formal programmes to 5% of their total workforce within five years.
The aim of the campaign is to tackle both the chronic skills shortage and youth unemployment in Britain and help the country remain at the forefront of innovation. It also asks members to publicly report their progress in their Annual Report.
Umbrella Marketing TEAM is delighted to be joining The 5% Club as a sign of commitment to creating momentum behind the recruitment of graduates into the workforce. Additionally as the first marketing and digital business to join we hope to lead the professional agenda for creating rounded talent in this sector.
Our fresh ambitious approach brings together established marketing experience with the latest university talents to deliver effective, innovative, and bespoke marketing operations and services.
We believe that with this mix of people, we as a business: avoid becoming stale, deliver more creatively and combine experience with energy to your business.
Claire Davies, Head of Marketing Services at Umbrella Marketing TEAM said: “Our company is committed to ensuring that graduates are given a fair start in business. Here at Umbrella Marketing TEAM we actively source fresh graduates who have a desire to gain practical experience and build a solid foundation to carry forward into their future careers.”
“It’s about offering a job relating to their course and guiding them through the realities of today’s business,” she added.
Chris Airey, Managing Director of Umbrella Marketing TEAM and a UK digital leader proudly said “I started this business with a belief that we could deliver a business model that blends experience with new talent in a way that gives new entrants to the industry a rounded development that I hope they look back on proudly in the future creating a similar motivation to invest in the next generation.”
Dr Sam Healy, Programme Director of The 5% Club said, “We’re delighted to welcome Umbrella Marketing TEAM to the initiative. The company’s existing efforts to invest in the next generation are greatly welcomed and together we can strive towards a brighter future for young people in Britain.”
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