Accreditation | Investors in Young People

Investors in Young People is a unique framework, specifically created to help organisations in Scotland recruit, develop and retain young people. And this year in Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, we have up to 100% funding available for organisations to achieve the Investors in Young People accreditation*.

Complete our online survey and tell us about your youth engagement activity – we’ll then get in touch with you to explore how we can add value to your existing activity.

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95% of those involved with Investors in Young People say it is relevant to their organisation 

75% of employers say that Investors in Young People helps them recruit and retain young people 

93% of young people within Investors in Young People accredited organisations feel valued 

Please provide us with a few details to complete the download We will always call you back within 48 hours. All Information submitted will be held by Investors in People Scotland, and may be shared with the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. It will not be shared with any third party agencies. Your information will be used by us so we can get in touch with you regarding your request. Download

Investors in Young People is a unique framework, specifically created to help organisations in Scotland recruit, develop and retain young people. It gives young people a voice, supporting organisations to tap into young people’s fresh insights, new ideas and diversity of thought. It develops both young people and their employer to become dynamic and increasingly productive.

The value of Investors in Young People lies in supporting organisations to follow a step-by-step process that addresses skills gaps, plans their current workforce and creates a talent pool for the future. It provides a clear pathway to helping organisations tackle challenges such as skills gaps, an ageing workforce and customer insights.

And it has a social impact in helping to reduce youth unemployment. Since 2014 and the launch of Investors in Young People, youth unemployment in Scotland has reduced from 52,000 - to 27,000 in 2017, a decrease of 48.3%. Investors in Young People is certainly influencing this trend in the right direction.

Progressing through the Investors in Young People framework leads to an accreditation which proudly demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to youth employment. There are 3 levels of accreditation – Standard, Silver and Gold. Each one is more progressive and challenging than the next yet, each a fantastic recognition in its own right.

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Don't just take our word for it...

Having IIYP recognition makes us an employer of choice for young people”, Andrew Cunningham, Learning and Organisation Development Manager, VisitScotland

Since starting to work with IIYP we have been more strategic and structured in our approach to working with all staff members”, Elaine Holland, Operations and Project Manager, Aberdeen Science Centre

Growth is our number one target.  Receiving IIYP accreditation and ongoing support from Remarkable allows us to progress this”, Alastair Scott, Managing Director, 2020 Productions

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