NRB Joins 5% Club

NR Barton commits to ‘earn and learn’ by joining The 5% Club

NR Barton, Chartered Accountants in Wigan has showcased its commitment to developing its people 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 Group Group CEO of Balfour Beatty in 2013, is a movement of more than 500 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 commit to raising the number of apprentices, sponsored students and graduates on formal programmes to 5% of their total workforce within five years. Members are also asked to publicly report their progress in their Annual Report. Existing members range from SMEs to FTSEs and cover a number of diverse industries, from engineering through to the legal sector.

The company has a strong belief it its commitment to training and developing the next generation of chartered accountants. The 5% club is a great initiative to drive awareness of the benefits of working with apprentices and graduates for businesses across all sectors and we’re proud to be associated.

At NR Barton, we invest substantial resources in the professional and personal development of our people to challenge and inspire them. Our vision for learning is that our people will receive the development they need, when they need it and how they want it. The investment in employee learning and development through our NR Barton Academy ensures that our students receive the right level of on the job support and training to keep pace with their exam progress. The success of our training investment can be seen in our results achieved in the professional exams. We are proud to have some of the highest success rates in our history as a firm.

Paul Farrington – NR Barton Partner says “We’re proud to have joined the 5% club and be associated with a number of prestigious companies who are leading the way in apprentice and graduate training.”

Gill Cronin, Director of Operations of The 5% Club said, “We’re delighted to welcome NR Barton into membership. The 5% Club provides a fantastic network of HR professionals, sharing and learning from each other.  All our members share an ethos of creating a skilled workforce through ‘earn and learn’ development programmes, helping people develop meaningful career paths.”

If you are interested in joining the team here at NR Barton. Please visit our careers page here. 

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