Investors in Young People makes an impact, it’s a changemaker! A nationally recognised accreditation, it supports organisations as they seek to recruit, develop and retain a dynamic, young workforce.
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Developed with the support from the Scottish Government, the value of Investors in Young People lies in recognising organisations as an employer of choice, recognising practices and pathways that have positive outcomes for young people and creating a talent pool for the future – so it has a social impact too, helping reduce youth unemployment.
11% of the Scottish population are aged between 16-24 years so within an ageing population they are becoming increasingly influential. Navigating and interpreting the opportunities and challenges of today’s world in innovative and creative ways, young people contribute diversity of thought to our way of being and to how we live our lives. Investors in Young People therefore gives them a voice, by supporting organisations to tap into young people’s fresh insights, new ideas and diversity of expectations to become dynamic and increasingly productive.
Investing in young people can help tackle challenges such as an ageing workforce, customer insights, skills gaps, talent development and succession planning and Investors in Young People provides a clear pathway to achieving this.
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
“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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