• Company News

Cairn Cross Joins The 5% Club

Cairn Cross, a multi-disciplined design and build specialist main contractor for rail depots and bespoke projects 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.

Cairn Cross join 5% club

The 5% Club, initiated by Leo Quinn Group Group CEO of Balfour Beatty in 2013, is a movement of more than 700 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.

“We are proud to join the 5% Club and to be part of an initiative that shares our values and commitment to developing the future talent of the industry,” said Jan Elliot, Training & Development Manager.


Cairn Cross has always been committed to providing opportunities for individuals to develop and grow their careers within the industry. Joining the 5% Club reinforces this commitment and demonstrates the company’s dedication to developing the future talent of the civil engineering sector.

“Investing in the next generation of engineers is vital for the long-term success of our business, and the wider industry. Our involvement in the 5% Club will help us to achieve our goal of providing opportunities for individuals to learn, grow and develop their careers.” Phil Williamson, Managing Director.


Gill Cronin, Director of Operations of The 5% Club said, “We’re delighted to welcome Cairn Cross 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.”

For more information about Cairn Cross and the 5% Club, please visit: