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Investors in Young People to benefit from a further £200k funding

Investors in Young People (IIYP) is set to benefit from a further £200,000 of funding this year to help more SMEs and micro businesses develop strategies for employing young people.

The initiative will be further supported by the Scottish Government, Employability and Training Minister Jamie Hepburn announced on Tuesday 13 September.

The funding has been allocated towards first time assessments and advice workshops for micro and SME organisations to help them develop strategies for young people.

"Recruiting and developing young people is vital in creating a more dynamic and productive workforce. Proactively engaging with younger employees can help tackle issues such as an ageing workforce, skills gaps and shortages, talent development, succession planning and customer insight.

IIYP focuses on three elements of youth employment - attraction and recruitment, support and development and retention. This funding will enable us to reach and support as many organisations as possible to develop their young workforce and add significant benefits to their business."

Peter Russian, Chief Executive, Investors in People Scotland

IIYP is designed to help employers meet their business goals by harnessing the creativity and skills of young people. Since its launch in 2014, it has supported more than 450 companies in employing young people.

Click here to find out more about IIYP.

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