The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is celebrating after achieving the internationally recognised Silver Investors in Young People (IiYP) accreditation – a defining best practice standard for people management.
Achieved against the backdrop of the challenging global pandemic, the award is testament to the support provided to, and investment in, the organisation’s young employees as the future of the business.
Assessors Remarkable met with 15 young people across the Catapult’s Blyth, Glasgow and Pembrokeshire offices, concentrating on establishing how the organisation attracts, recruits and retains Young People as well as how this links to its current business priorities. In confirming the award, Remarkable highlighted strengths in excellent learning and development opportunities, supportive managers and interesting work. Young People shared that they felt lucky to work for the Catapult and felt valued and listened to.
“Our people are the most important part of our business and so it is vital that we continue to invest in young and diverse talent as we continue to grow and expand as an organisation. Our people starting out in their careers play a significant role, not just in the ongoing success of ORE Catapult, but also in the growth and success of the renewables industry as a whole,” said Pamela Nichol-Littlejohn, ORE Catapult’s Organisational Development & People Director.
“To be celebrating this achievement against a backdrop of a global pandemic and a challenging economic and recruitment environment is a fantastic achievement and underlines our ongoing commitment to people development, engagement and communication, and to providing an excellent service for our customers.”
Bonnie Clarke, Interim Chief Executive of Remarkable, the organisation licensed to deliver Investors in People in Scotland, added: “This is a fantastic achievement for ORE Catapult, congratulations! Investors in People recognises organisations who are truly committed to their people, continuous improvement and customer service. We have supported ORE Catapult since 2016 and we’re delighted to see their ongoing dedication recognised with this Silver award. Many congratulations!