Morton Achieve Investors In Young People Gold Accreditation

We at Greenock Morton Football Club are proud to announce that we have achieved the prestigious Investors in Young People Gold accreditation.

Investors in Young People is 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 Morton as an employer of choice for young people and testifies to our effective youth employment practices.

IIYP originated through a key recommendation from the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce, led by Sir Ian Wood.

Offered to all businesses across Scotland, the award recognises and supports organisations in the employment of young people.

Having now achieved the Gold accreditation, we are now eligible to use and display the Investors in Young People Gold logo and plaque, and enjoy its benefits.

Commenting on the award, chief executive Warren Hawke said: “I am delighted that Greenock Morton Football Club has been recognised by Investors in Young People.

“But not only recognised by them, but at the highest level of the gold standard award. It’s huge credit to everyone involved with the club, from the youngest of players through to the board of directors.”

Peter Russian, chief executive of Remarkable, the home for Investors in Young People, said “I am delighted to see that Greenock Morton has achieved the Gold level accreditation.

“This is a fantastic achievement, and I and the whole team at Remarkable 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.”