Capito achieves Silver accreditation

Delighted with this achievement

Capito has achieved the prestigious Investors in Young People Silver 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 Capito as an employer of choice for young people and is testament to the company's effective practices around Youth Employment.

Commenting on the award, Managing Director, Alan Middleton said, “We are absolutely delighted to receive this award and to be recognised for the work we do with young people. I personally find it very rewarding to see a young person grow and develop their skills in their role or roles with us. Capito has been an IIP accredited business for over 16 years and it really means a lot to be able to add this new IIYP Silver accreditation to our name.”

Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Investors in People Scotland, said “This is a fantastic achievement for Capito, and I and the whole IIYP team would like to wholeheartedly congratulate them. The 2nd generation framework not only recognises and supports organisations in the employment of young people, but now offers accredited organisations the additional stretch of achieving silver accreditation.

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.”

Capito has been actively involved in various initiatives over the years, including West Lothian Council’s StepsN2Work Programme, Santander Universities SME Internship Programme, the Microsoft Apprenticeship scheme and West Lothian Council’s Work Experience Programme, which have led to the company taking on a wide variety of people at all stages of their education and careers, helping to develop their skills and abilities. Find out more about these initiatives here.