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Gemini joins 5% Club


Gemini ARC – ILC Motor’s first repairer Corporate Partner – has become a gold member of the 5% Club, an industry-led campaign that aims to support the careers of young people across the country.

To be a member, a minimum of five per cent of the total workforce must be on ‘earn as you learn’ schemes such as apprenticeships, trainee courses or graduate schemes, while an Employer Audit determines whether a company has met the criteria for a Bronze, Silver or Gold Status.

Gemini, which collected its award at the House of Lords earlier this month, is pleased to announce that it is exceeding the criteria figure for a gold membership, with a massive 14% of the workforce being apprentices.

Dave Sargeant, Gemini ARC Managing Director, said, “We’re delighted to become part of the 5% Club.  As an employer, we recognise how important it is to support young talent. We currently have 90 apprentices on board, and they are a key part of our talented group of people. We continue to recruit apprenticeships each year in partnership with Emtec Colleges and are currently looking to invest into further learning and development schemes. We have several up-coming stars in our industry who are all on apprenticeships, we also have many managers and heads of departments who all started out as apprentices, and therefore at Gemini we recognise the importance of learning schemes and investing in young talent.” 

Mark Cameron OBE, Chief Executive at The 5% Club, said, “It is fantastic that in these challenging times, so many companies are able to commit to the Employer Audit and gain credit for their efforts, and that the majority are striving to expand their schemes over the coming years. Their efforts and achievements are to be applauded.”  

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