Ventilation cleaning firm awarded for investing in young people

Perfect Service Solutions managing director Simone Hart Sibbald and her people manager Andrea Fife (left) celebrate their Investors in Young People Award.

A specialist ventilation cleaning company has been presented with the Investors in Young People Award.

Perfect Service Solutions received the accolade which focuses on an employer’s recruitment and retention of young people.

Andrea Fife, the company’s people manager, said: “We’re very proud to receive this award for the work we’ve done in supporting the employment of young people in our community.

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“We have employees who have been with us since they were in their teens and who, following training and development over the years, are now in senior management roles.

Launched in July 2014, Investors in Young People accreditation recognises and supports organisations which demonstrate a commitment to the development of young people.

Peter Russian, chief executive of Investors in People Scotland, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Perfect Service Solutions and marks them out as an employer of choice.

“The benefits of recruiting and developing young people are countless and 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.”

Perfect Service Solutions had to undergo a stringent assessment process before achieving the accreditation.

This included ensuring a clear strategy for young people was in place and demonstrating support for young employees as they transitioned into the workplace.

The firm’s managing director Simone Hart Sibbald said: “Attracting, recruiting and retaining young people is essential to us – it helps create sustainable business growth and contributes to social improvement in our community.

“We’re delighted to receive the accreditation and I’m very proud of my team for their work in supporting and continually improving our strategy for young people.”

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