Posted on May 7, 2015

ProjectScotland has been awarded the Investors in Young People accreditation, a new award created in partnership with the Scottish Government and Investors in People (IIYP).

The accolade recognises employers for their recruitment and retention of young people in the work place.  With a quarter of ProjectScotland staff under 25 the award further cements ProjectScotland’s ethos and commitment to developing young people.

Paul Reddish, CEO of ProjectScotland, said: “We are very proud of our Investors in Young People award. As a charity we believe that young people have the talent to transform their lives and the communities around them. That’s why here at ProjectScotland young people are a big part of our work force and we aim for this to not only continue, but grow.

“This award acknowledges that we are investing in young people and it’s great to see the Scottish Government and Investors in People recognising our achievements.”

People management specialists, Investors in People selected a sample of employees from ProjectScotland to discuss various aspects of their role, the organisation and training, as well as reviewing how the charity attracts, recruits and retains young people.

Ewan Hunter, Investor in People Specialist said: “ProjectScotland has a great ethos and are very well connected to the whole ‘Young People’ agenda. They have a clear understanding of the importance of employing and developing young people and the enormous benefits to both the employer and the young person. I would like to commend them and congratulate them on their award and achievements.  We look forward to working with Project Scotland as they continue the excellent work they do in this vital part of Scotland’s economy.”

To find out more about the Investors In Young People award, please visit the IIYP website.