Kibble is proud to have been awarded Investors in Young People (IIYP) Gold Accreditation.
The prestigious award is Scotland’s only people management award that recognises excellence in an employer’s recruitment and retention of young people. The award demonstrates Kibble’s commitment to helping disadvantaged young people gain the skills, experience and confidence to build rewarding careers with bright futures.
Investors in Young People is designed to help employers meet their business goals by harnessing the creativity and skills of young people. Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Investors in People Scotland, said “This is a fantastic achievement for Kibble 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 also marks them out as an employer of choice”.
The award comes at an exciting time for Kibble as we develop our youth training and employment opportunities. KibbleWorks, our collective of social enterprises that provides employment, education and training to disadvantaged young people has recently expanded its offering in leisure and hospitality. The Experience is our 5-star themed entertainment and events venue at Hillington Park with; electric indoor Go-Karting, Laser Experience, Slot Car Racing, The Academy restaurant and meeting and event space. It is a real hub of opportunity for young people facing barriers to employment. The Experience is providing valuable and rewarding work experience and training in roles including; leisure assistants, catering, customer service, design and print, and front-of-house.
We have been looking after, educating and training young people, so they can play a positive role in society for more than 150 years. Graham Bell.Chief Executive, Kibble
Kibble operates a number of programmes for at risk young people, including the BIG YES Programme for 16-29 year olds who are furthest removed from the job market. The successful programme delivers practical work experience, skills development and job search advice. Young people can also gain accredited SQA and City and Guild qualifications, equipping them for a fast-paced and exciting career in leisure and hospitality. In addition, KibbleWorks provides employment opportunities for young people in care, preparing to leave care, or those whose needs cannot be addressed in the wider community. Employment and training is provided in; furniture restoration at OsKars, vehicle maintenance, design and print, picture framing and gardening and landscaping.
Chief Executive at Kibble Graham Bell passed his appreciation and thanks to IIYP for recognising the good work we do with young people. Kibble look forward to working with IIYP to continue to strengthen the opportunities we provide to young people.