BOSCA, has achieved the prestigious Investors in Young People Gold 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 BOSCA as an employer of choice for young people and testifies to their effective Youth Employment practices. BOSCA is the first out of school care in Scotland to be accredited with the Gold Award.
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. Offered to all businesses across Scotland, the award recognises and supports organisations in the employment of young people.
Having now achieved the Gold accreditation, BOSCA is now eligible to use and display the Investors in Young People Gold logo and plaque, and enjoy its benefits.
Commenting on the award, Beverly Anderson, Manager said, “We are delighted to be recognised for the opportunities and support we provide young people during their employment at BOSCA.
Although the employment of students and young people can often result in a high turnover of staff we very much relish the fresh new ideas and experiences an ever-changing workforce can provide. This in turn means that BOSCA is an exciting and happy place for the children to play and have fun.
We give staff members the opportunity and support to gain relevant qualifications during their time with us and make the most of their specialities including, Arts, Drama, Animation and Web Design. We are always pleased to hear how staff members’ employment at BOSCA has been invaluable in getting them to where they are now. Staff members feedback is of great importance and enables us to develop our service.
Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Investors in People Scotland, said “This is a fantastic achievement for BOSCA, 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 am delighted to see that BOSCA has achieved the Gold level 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.”
For more information on BOSCA please contact Beverly Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org
Photograph included of BOSCA Staff receiving IIYP Gold Award presented by Bill Kidd MSP.
About Investors in Young People
- Investors in Young People offers a practical, flexible and easy to use tool to assist in the recognition and support in recruitment, training and retention of young people.
- The Investors in Young People framework responds to a need to bring young people into the workplace and the difference in recruitment, support, management and development that young people require.
For more information on Investors in Young People please visit www.investorsinyoungpeople.scot