MASS commits to 'earn and learn' by joining the 5% club

May 2018

MASS, has showcased its commitment to developing its team by joining The 5% Club, an industry-led initiative focussed on driving momentum into the recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students.

The 5% Club, initiated by Leo Quinn CEO of Balfour Beatty in 2013, is a movement of more than 250 employers providing ‘earn and learn’ opportunities to develop the skills and talents people need to become more employable and create meaningful careers. Companies joining the 5% Club strive to increase the number of apprentices, sponsored students and graduates on formal programmes to 5% of their total workforce within five years. Existing members range from Small and Medium Enterprises to companies in the FTSE 100, and cover a number of diverse industries from engineering through to the legal sector.

MASS has already created opportunities through their successful graduate scheme with Graduate Software Engineers joining MASS in 2017, one of these is Lewis Vince, he explained: “After university, I wanted to find my place in a development environment that would allow me to be involved in a variety of projects and expose me to new technologies and skills. I have found this at MASS, with a supportive team around to help me develop my skills and the ability to choose what projects I would like to be a part of.”

Lewis and the company’s other graduates are based at the MASS head office in Cambridgeshire and more will be joining later this year.

“Joining the 5% club demonstrates our commitment to developing our employees for the future. Combining the graduates drive and ambition with our technical knowledge and opportunities, we can support each other as MASS grows and succeeds” commented Chris Stanley, MASS Managing Director.

Lady Cobham, Director General of The 5% Club said, “We’re delighted to welcome MASS into membership. All our members share an ethos of creating a skilled workforce through ‘earn and learn’ development programmes, helping people develop meaningful career paths.”

MASS currently has graduate career vacancies for EWOS Graduate Engineers and Countermeasures Graduate Engineers. If you would like to know more about these opportunities at MASS please contact: HR Business Partner, Amanda Griffiths on 01480 222 600.

MASS joins 5% club