Sign Plus Ltd 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 Sign Plus Ltd 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, Sign Plus Ltd is now eligible to use and display the Investors in Young People logo and plaque, and enjoy its benefits.
Commenting on the award, Gordon Miller Managing Director said, “It is a fantastic accolade for the company to be acknowledged for their vision and belief in developing from the grass roots. Investing in Young People has allowed the business to continue to grow and develop with a clearly defined structure with the experience to support this. This has resulted in the company together with the individual achieving their goals, both bringing success and a very clear career path for the chosen young person.”
Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Investors in People Scotland, said “This is a fantastic achievement for Sign Plus Ltd and I and the whole IIYP team 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 Sign Plus 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.”
Sign Plus Limited was set up in Fife over 23 years ago. The Company designs, manufactures and installs signs, sign systems and associated products and equipment. The business employs some 36 staff and serves a large number of customers principally in the Central Belt of Scotland. They include Footsie 100 companies, colleges & universities, hospital trusts, sports stadia, local government departments as well as many smaller businesses and organisations. One very important market that the Company serves is for the supply of manufactured products to the Ministry of Defence under long term contracts. The Company operates from 10,000 sq. ft. of premises in Hillend Industrial Estate.