Volunteer Midlothian achieves Investors in Young People Accreditation

Published on 13 February 2015 Categories: Awards,  Volunteer Midlothian

Volunteer Midlothian, the leading agency for volunteer development in Midlothian, has achieved the Investors in Young People Accreditation, the only people management standard that focuses on an employer’s recruitment and retention of young people. This represents a true commitment to the training and development of young people and demonstrates Volunteer Midlothian as an employer of choice for young people. 

Launched in July 2014, Investors in Young People originated through a key recommendation from the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce, led by Sir Ian Wood. The accreditation is offered to all businesses across Scotland and exists to recognise and support organisations across Scotland in the employment of young people.

Having now achieved the accreditation, Volunteer Midlothian is now eligible to use and display the Investors in Young People logo and plaque, and enjoy its benefits.

Commenting on the award, Anne Moodie, Director said, “We are delighted to receive the Investors in Young People accreditation. We greatly value our staff and volunteers and strive to make sure that everyone feels supported in their roles. Our young employees are a valuable asset to our organization as they bring new energy and ideas to the workplace.”