21 Jun 2024
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Klarius named finalist for employer award

Aftermarket emission systems manufacturer Klarius said today it had been named as a finalist for Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce 2024 employer of the year award.

Klarius is one of three finalists in the category. The company said its recognition highlights the firm’s commitment to employee development and its impressive retention rates.

The Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce noted that the company’s average retention rate stands at eight years, which it said is double the UK national average.

Some 20% of the Klarius workforce is made up of employees who have been with the company for more than 20 years.

Key training and development initiatives include promoting employees from the shop floor to management roles and a robust apprenticeship programme, Klarius said.

This has helped 4.5% of staff pursue apprenticeships at foundational level, with another 1.3% working toward degree-level apprenticeships.

Sarah Ratchford, head of HR, said: “Being recognised as a finalist for the employer of the year award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team. Our focus on employee development and well-being is at the heart of everything we do.”

The winner of the award will be announced on July 4.