Top Accountancy Firm Achieves Investors in Young People Gold Accreditation
Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants, has become the first Accountancy firm in Scotland to achieve the prestigious Investors in Young People Gold Accreditation, the only people management standard that focuses…
News26th Aug 2015
Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants, has become the first Accountancy firm in Scotland to achieve the prestigious Investors in Young People Gold Accreditation, the only people management standard that focuses on an employer’s recruitment and retention of young people.
Investors in Young People (IIYP) originated through a key recommendation from the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce, led by Sir Ian Wood, and represents a true commitment to the training and development of young people and demonstrates AAB as an employer of choice for young people.
Commenting on the award, Graeme Allan, Managing Partner at AAB said, “Young people train with us and stay with us to grow their careers, capitalising on the coaching, mentoring and knowledge sharing that our experienced and specialised colleagues deliver through day to day work and formal training and development programmes.
We are proud to be accredited with the Investors in Young People Gold award which demonstrates our commitment to developing young people and shows that we are an employer of choice for the next generation.”
Karen Stewart, Chief Human Resources Officer also commented, “Investment in young people has always been at the core of our recruitment strategy at AAB. Recruiting placement students and graduates and nurturing the talent that they bring to our business has supported our significant growth over the last 25 years and will fuel our future growth as we continue to increase our intake of young people each year. So far, 2015 has seen us recruit a record number of young people with 20 graduates, placement students and school leavers joining our firm and undertaking our various training programmes.”
Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Investors in People Scotland, said “This is a fantastic achievement for AAB, 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.
The benefits of recruiting and developing young people are countless. These include the creation of a talent pool for the future, new and increased skills in areas such as IT and social media, fresh eyes and mind-sets into business operations along with enthusiasm and unique talents.”
AAB have over 250 people working in specialised teams across 25 different service lines, all focused on working in partnership with clients to understand their ambitions and to help deliver them.