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18 March 2014
Haleys are one of the first accountancy firms to join a prestigious group of companies aiming to increase the numbers of apprentices and graduates in UK businesses.
The announcement follows hot on the heels of national apprenticeship week and Haleys are one of a handful of accountancy firms to have joined the industry-led campaign.
The campaign is calling for members to commit to a 5% level of graduates and apprentices in their UK workforces.
Tim Haley, Managing Director at Haleys said: “We’re delighted to confirm our commitment to employing and developing young talent. To be recognised alongside industry leading names such as Airbus, Balfour Beatty, and QinetiQ is a real fillip for us and is an acknowledgement of the work we do to develop our people.”
Haleys offers training to college and university leavers through the accredited AAT trainee and graduate ACA schemes.
The growth of The 5% Club has drawn praise from government as skills minister Matt Hancock said, “The government is working hard to ensure that young people can benefit from the recovery. Our job is to focus on a ‘push’ of better skilled young people. Industry needs to work on the ‘pull’ of creating opportunities to get young people into the work place.
“These employers are rising to the challenge and playing their part by increasing recruitment of young people, providing them with the training to build both a career and to Britain’s long-term success in increasingly tough global markets."