Capita's North Tyneside partnership achieves national first for work with young people

It is in recognition of the company’s recruitment and retention of young people in North Tyneside, where it has had an office since November 2012. 

The accreditation represents a true commitment to the training and development of young people and demonstrates Capita as an employer 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 was originally offered to all businesses across Scotland but is now being made available to firms in England.

"This is a fantastic achievement for Capita, 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 Capita and demonstrate their commitment to young people by working with the Investors in Young People framework." 

Peter Russian, chief executive of Investors in People

"This is a great achievement and demonstrates how highly we value the contribution that young people make to our organisation 
 
We seek to provide meaningful career opportunities for young people within Capita and, once someone is recruited, work hard to provide them with the support they need." 

Richard Carmichael, North Tyneside business director

In November 2012, Capita’s property and infrastructure business entered into a partnership with North Tyneside Council to deliver a range of technical services: engineering; property; planning; building control and public protection. It employs around 4,200 staff, including around 460 on North Tyneside

Capita’s North Tyneside Partnership achieved the Investors in People standard in late 2013, and was shortlisted in the Best Newcomer Category of the second annual Investors in People Awards earlier this year. 

As part of the Investors in Young People accreditation, an assessor interviewed more than 35 employees, including graduates, apprentices and managers as well as staff who were formerly not in education, training or employment. 

Among the areas praised by Investors in Young People were: 

  • The establishment of apprentice and graduate forums 
  • The high number of development opportunities plus the provision of support through trained buddies and mentors 
  • Capita’s involvement with local schools, colleges and universities. 

 

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