Fife Council achieve prestigious GOLD
Published: Wednesday 20 Feb 2019 by Fife Council
Gold Accredition IIYP
Fife Council has achieved the nationally recognised and prestigious Investors in Young People Gold accreditation. This achievement represents a true commitment to the recruitment, development and retention of Scotland’s young people.After being accredited with the Silver award in 2015, we have by striving to be an Employer of Choice and making continuous improvements the Council reached the higher GOLD accolade.
Fife Council have worked hard to invest in and inspire the young people of Fife. This has been achieved through many initiatives, for example the provision and increase in apprenticeships, traineeships and opportunities offered in the organisation for the young people of Fife. These opportunities are wide and varied from childcare, housing, IT and engineering to care, HR and customer service. Existing young employees benefit from the Mentoring Programme for Young Employees which pairs them up with experienced colleagues from another part of the organisation to further their learning and development.
Support and empowerment of young employees and the wider young people of Fife is high on the agenda and will continue to be a priority. Young people are a positive influence to be engaged rather than a challenge to be addressed! They have a different way of interpreting today’s world and the opportunities and challenges we face.
Fife Council recognises the valuable contribution young people can make to the organisation through their innovation and perspective. As they grow and develop in their careers, so too does the organisation in adapting to a changing workforce with different expectations. Embedding the young people of Fife throughout Fife Council progressively modernises our culture and creates a workforce and organisation that is fit for the future.
Commenting on the award, Steve Grimmond, Chief Executive of Fife Council said “Fife Council is committed to creating a Fairer Fife, and we’re actively working hard to tackle inequalities in the region, directly and indirectly. We’ve developed a strategy to improve how we attract and recruit young people into the workforce. Once they’re within the organisation they are supported and developed to reach their best ability. This Gold Accreditation sends a clear message out to potential young employees that we are now one of the top employers of choice for young people in Fife.”
Developed in 2014, as a result of the Wood Commission recommendations, Investors in Young People is a unique framework that helps organisations in Scotland recruit, develop and retain young people, supporting youth employment.
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