We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded Investors in People – Young People (IIYP) status.

The status is a government benchmark for measuring how young people are managed and trained in businesses across the country. There are currently 920,000 unemployed young people in the UK and only 27% of all UK businesses have taken on young people in the last year so this is clearly a big issue. This is a scheme that acknowledges businesses that not only take on staff between 18–24 years but also assesses how they are recruited, supported, managed and developed in the workplace.

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.

Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Investors in People Scotland, said “This is a fantastic achievement for Tannlin, 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 Tannlin 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.”