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Ayrshire based sister Companies Watermiser Ltd and Dustacco Engineering Ltd have achieved the double success of Investors in Young People and Investors in People Bronze accreditation.
Investors in Young People is 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 Watermiser and Dustacco as employers 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.
Achieving Investors in People accreditation meanwhile, illustrates Watermiser and Dustacco’s dedication to their employees and demonstrates a solid foundation of good practice which remains challenging and aspirational for many organisations.

Having now achieved the accreditations, Watermiser and Dustacco are now eligible to use and display the Investors in Young People and Investors in People logo and plaque, and enjoy their benefits.

Watermiser and Dustacco are proud of this achievement, especially as only 69 organisations have now been accredited by Investors in Young People in Scotland.
Commenting on the award, Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Investors in People Scotland, said “I’m delighted that Watermiser and Dustacco have achieved IIYP and IIP Bronze accreditation. To see over 1,000 young people working in IIYP accredited organisations in such a short space since the launch date is testimony of the appeal, rigour and value that organisations across Scotland are putting on the award. We now have organisations accredited in nearly every geographical part of Scotland covering the private, public and third sector”

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.

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About Investors in People

• Investors in People offers a practical, flexible and easy to use tool for improving business performance and competitiveness through good practice in people strategy.

• An organisation that has achieved Investors in People has been successful in adopting and maintaining its three fundamental principles: Plan – developing strategies to improve the performance of the organisation, from business goals to leadership strategies; Do – implementing those strategies, taking action to improve the performance of the organisation; Review – evaluating and adjusting those strategies, measuring their impact on the performance of the organisation.

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