Praised for supporting young people

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An organisation has been recognised for its work supporting young people.

Capita, one of the UK’s leading multidisciplinary consultancies, is the first organisation in England to achieve Investors in Young People Accreditation.

It is in recognition of the company’s recruitment and retention of young people on North Tyneside, where it has had an office since November 2012.

The accreditation represents a commitment to the training and development of young people and demonstrates Capita as an employer of choice for young people.

Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Investors in People, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Capita, 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.”

North Tyneside Business Director Richard Carmichael said: “This is a great achievement and demonstrates how highly we value the contribution that young people make to our organisation.”

“We seek to provide meaningful career opportunities for young people within Capita and, once someone is recruited, work hard to provide them with the support they need.”

In November 2012, Capita entered into a partnership with North Tyneside Council to deliver a range of technical services: engineering; property; planning; building control and public protection.

It employs around 4,200 staff, including around 460 on North Tyneside.

Among the areas praised by Investors in Young People were:

• The establishment of apprentice and graduate forums

• The high number of development opportunities plus the provision of support through trained buddies and mentors

• Capita’s involvement with local schools, colleges and universities.