GMG first achieved Investors in Young People (IIYP) in 2014. This made GMG the first accredited Scottish Construction Company to do so. The following year, GMG became the first SME company in the UK to achieve IIYP Gold.
“Investors in Young People accreditation recognises organisations as an employer of choice, highlighting practices and pathways that have positive outcomes for young people and creating a talent pool for the future. There is a social impact too, helping reduce youth unemployment.
Following our annual review, we are very proud to announce we have maintained our Gold Accreditation. We look forward to maintaining this status as it assists GMG to give our youth the opportunity of entering the world of work.
One area that was spoke about in our review was the Growth Mindset. “In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work”. This is one thing that GMG concentrate on during interview stage and progress review. This is to ensure that no matter the ability the Apprentice has, they can become qualified in their field. A message that is often said is “the only thing you need to achieve at GMG is a work ethic”.