We have been overwhelmed by the contribution and enthusiasm our young people have brought to the business
Edinburgh, Scotland (PRWEB UK) 8 December 2014
Qualitrol (DMS) a high-technology Company that develops, manufactures and delivers electronic diagnostic equipment, condition monitoring systems, and services to the Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution Industry throughout the World has achieved the Investors in Young People Accreditation, the only people management standard that focuses on an employer’s recruitment and retention of young people. This represents a true commitment to the training and development of young people and demonstrates Qualitrol 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 is offered to all businesses across Scotland and exists to recognise and support organisations across Scotland in the employment of young people.
Having now achieved the accreditation, Qualitrol is now eligible to use and display the Investors in Young People logo and plaque, and enjoy its benefits.
Commenting on the award, Bill Richardson, General Manager said, “This is a phenomenal achievement for our business. We embarked on a “grow your own talent” scheme about three years ago and have been overwhelmed by the contribution and enthusiasm our young people have brought to the business. I’d encourage others to do the same as there is a massive talent pool in Scotland just waiting to be given an opportunity to contribute to the long term success of our businesses.”
Commenting on the award, Kerry Johnson, HR Manager said, “The young people within our organisation make up 17% of our workforce, therefore it is important that we ensure that we attract, retain and develop our talent young people. These young people are the future of our business”
Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Investors in People Scotland, said “This is a fantastic achievement for Qualitrol 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 Qualitrol and demonstrate their commitment to young people by working with the Investors in Young People framework.”
He continued: “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.”
Qualitrol (DMS) is based in Glasgow City Centre and employees 65 employees within the Glasgow office. DMS was established in 1994 and became part of Qualitrol in 2009. Qualitrol provides smart utility asset condition monitoring across the globe. Qualitrol is a global leader for partial discharge monitoring, asset protection equipment and information products across generation, transmission and distribution.
Its personnel draw their expertise from leading-edge research, close cooperation with utilities and manufacturers, and extensive on-site testing, which complements their practical experience working with electrical utilities and high voltage equipment manufacturers. DMS are the world leaders in Partial Discharge (PD) monitoring for Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS).