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*.
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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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“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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