AMA has achieved the prestigious Investors in Young People Silver 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 AMA as an employer of choice for young people and testament to their effective practices around Youth Employment.
IIYP, Scotland’s only people management award focusing on employers’ recruitment and retention of young people, originated through a key recommendation from the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce, led by Sir Ian Wood. The accreditation was launched in July 2014, and offered to all businesses across Scotland, the award recognises and supports organisations in the employment of young people. In July 2015 the second generation framework was launched offering additional stretch to organisations who go above the standard.
Commenting on the award on behalf of the younger team at AMA, Alistair Turnbull, Assistant Collections Manager, said, “As a team, we are really proud to have been accredited with such a prestigious award recognizing the contribution that our young people are making to the success of the company. The company is focused on making continuous improvements and striving to become better which goes hand in hand with the mind-set of many of the young people employed here. The number of young people employed here has significantly increased over the last year and this award is a testament not only to the hard work, but the training and development that has taken place.”
Kevin Mackay, General Manager added “In an increasingly competitive environment, they are committed to ensuring we remain at the forefront of our profession by driving improvement in all areas of the business and passing on those benefits to our clients. The young people in our organisation contribute significantly to driving that improvement bringing a new enthusiasm and willingness to change to the organisation.”
Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Investors in People Scotland, said “This is a fantastic achievement for Alex M Adamson LLP, and I and the whole IIYP team would like to wholeheartedly congratulate them. The 2nd generation framework not only recognises and supports organisations in the employment of young people, but now offers accredited organisations the additional stretch of achieving silver accreditation.
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.”