If you own a micro or a small to medium enterprise, you might be asking yourself this question. To us, the answer’s clear – because they’re the future of your business.
In fact, there are so many good reasons to recruit young people. Some employers do it because they find they’re willing to learn (47%), they’ve got fresh ideas and new approaches (43%) and not least for the endless motivation, energy and optimism they bring to the job (42%) (CIPD, 2012).
We don’t want you to miss out on all these benefits. That’s why we offer a framework that helps harness the creativity and skills of young people to meet your business goals. It’s called Investors in Young People (IIYP) and it’s exclusive to Scotland.
We're currently offering up to 50% funding towards the cost of Investors in Young People award, a saving of up to £1,900*.
Since its launch in 2014 Investors in Young People (IIYP), has given guidance to over 650 organisations, with 400 of them gaining the IIYP accreditation. And we’ve got an impressive track record – 93% of IIYP accredited organisations report a positive or very positive impact in using IIYP (University of Glasgow, 2016).
We’ve been given grant funding from the Scottish Government to support eligible businesses in Scotland’s micro and SME sectors to help tackle some of the challenges facing them today and help you to attract and develop the young people you need to benefit your business.
It’s easy to register your interest, simply call 0131 625 0155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Only organisations with 250 employees or less in the private and third sectors are eligible for funding towards Investors in Young People; public sector organisations of any size are not eligible for funding. Organisations who have previously received funding towards Investors in Young People accreditation cannot receive additional funding. All Investors in Young People funded activity is subject to VAT.
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