Today, Young Scot has been announced as one of Scotland’s highest rated employers after achieving Gold awards in the prestigious Investors in People and Investors in Young People accreditation assessments. Young Scot is the first organisation to achieve both awards under the new, more rigorous framework.
Investors in Young People is the only management standard that focuses on an employer’s recruitment and retention of young people. The Gold accreditation recognises Young Scot’s commitment to training and development for young people. Investors in Young People is offered to all businesses across Scotland and over 200 organisations are now accredited.
Achieving Gold level Investors in People accreditation puts Young Scot in the top 7% of accredited organisations in the UK.
Louise Macdonald, chief executive of Young Scot, said: “I’m incredibly proud of the team at Young Scot – their hard work and commitment to developing talent and supporting each other to make an impact on the lives of young people has been rewarded. We work as one team to help each other grow professionally and personally. Taking part in this accreditation has been a brilliant learning experience and we’re already looking for new ways to make Young Scot an ever more rewarding and creative place to work.”
Peter Russian, chief executive of Investors in People Scotland, said “I’m delighted that Young Scot have achieved both Gold accreditations. To see over 200 accredited organisations is testimony of the appeal, rigour and value that organisations across Scotland are putting on the IIYP award.
“To have done this at the same time as gaining IIP Gold accreditation is fantastic. To be one of the first in Scotland to achieve Gold level accreditation under the new 6th Generation framework is a great success. We have worked with Louise Macdonald and the team at Young Scot for many years now, and I would like to congratulate them wholeheartedly.”