Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) has achieved the Investors in Young People (IIYP) Accreditation, the only people management standard that focuses on an employer’s recruitment and retention of young people.
IIYP looks at how companies realise the potential in people and give them the opportunity to succeed. The award looks at the good practice that supports the organisation in recruitment, retainment and development and offers recognition for those that are already doing this.
AECC’s mission statement is ‘A first class team dedicated to delivering world class service’ and the accreditation of IIYP demonstrates that the company live and breathe this mission across all employees. As a company with over 60 full time members of staff and around 300 casual staff, AECC’s dedicated team are what keeps the company moving forward and delivering the high level of service they are renowned for which, in-turn, keeps their clients returning year-on-year.
HR Manager at AECC, Louise Mackie, “This accreditation represents a true commitment by AECC to all the employees and demonstrates a solid foundation of the training and development of young people and will boost AECC as an employer of choice for young people.”
Interim Managing Director at AECC, Graeme Cumming, commented on the accreditation, “We at AECC believe in realising the potential and value of young people in order to build a dynamic and productive workforce, building on the creativity and skills of the younger members of staff. Having already achieved Bronze Investors in People in 2014 and now Investors in Young People, gives us the chance to show our commitment to our staff and we are delighted to be showing this by being a Living Wage Employer, irrespective of the age, to all of our employees from 1st April 2016.”
Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Investors in People Scotland, said “This is a fantastic achievement for AECC 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 AECC and demonstrate their commitment to young people by working with the Investors in Young People framework.”