We are pleased to announce that we have 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 Braehead Foods as an employer of choice for young people.
IIYP originated through a key recommendation from the Commission for Developing Scotland's Young Workforce, led by Sir Ian Wood. Offered to all businesses across Scotland, the award recognises and supports organisations in the employment of young people.
Having now achieved the accreditation, Braehead Foods is now eligible to use and display the Investors in Young People logo and plaque, and enjoy its benefits.
Commenting on the award, Emma Brown, HR Manager said, "With more than one third of our workforce classes as young people, we are delighted to be recognised for our commitment to the training and development of young people."
Braehead Foods, based at Moorfield Park, Kilmarnock is one of Scotland's largest independent food wholesalers and have been supplying Chefs across the UK and Europe with the finest quality ingredients for almost 20 years.
A family business since 1999, they employ almost 150 people and supplying quality chilled, ambient and frozen foods, as well as bespoke products made for chefs, by chefs in their Production Kitchen.
Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Remarkable (the home for Investors in Young People), said "This is a fantastic achievement for Braehead Foods, and I and the whole team at Remarkable would like to wholeheartedly congratulate them. The Investors in Young People framework not only recognises and supports organisations in the employment of young people, but marks them out as an employer of choice. I envisage that many more organisations will wish to follow in the footsteps of Braehead Foods and demonstrate their commitment to young people by working with the Investors in Young People framework."
He continued: "The benefits of recruiting and developing young people are countless. These include the creation of a talent pool for the future, new and increased skills in areas such as IT and social media, fresh eyes and mind-sets into business operations along with enthusiasm and unique talents."
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