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Investors in Young People is designed to help you recruit, retain and develop Scotland’s young workforce.

Many employers recognise the need to tackle issues such as an ageing workforce, skills gaps and shortages, talent development, succession planning and customer insight.

Employing and developing young talent can be the solution.

Investors in Young People (IIYP) is an accreditation framework that supports organisations looking to recruit, retain and develop young people.


IIYP focusses on three key elements of youth employment:

  • Attraction and recruitment
  • Support and development
  • Retention

It supports organisations from across the private, public and third sectors in meeting their business objectives by engaging and developing a talent pipeline for the future.

What it means for business

Investors in Young People can:

  • Help you attract young people, who recognise it as the mark of an organisation that welcomes and supports young employees
  • Recognise your effective approaches to recruiting, developing and retaining young people
  • Ensure you are harnessing talents and skills  and enthusiasm of young people to contribute to organisational success
  • Highlight opportunities for improvements which can be made to workplace practices
  • Raise your awareness of the support available to employers
  • Provide a boost in morale to existing staff


What's next?

Find out out more about what IIYP offers employers on the Investors in Young People website.

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