Marine Harvest accolade for youth training
ONE OF Lochaber’s biggest employers has won a national accolade for its commitment to training young people.
Fish farming company, Marine Harvest Scotland, was awarded the Investors in Young People accreditation, for recruitment and retention, becoming one of the first in Lochaber to receive the award.
Vicky Ferguson, human resource manager at Marine Harvest, said the recognition adds to the company’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
She added: ‘The skills required now are a world away from the early days of the industry. There are a wide range of jobs available for young people in aquaculture and we firmly believe in developing the skills of our young people and encouraging them to pursue successful careers within the industry.’
Peter Russian, chief executive of Investors in People Scotland, congratulated Marine Harvest: ‘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. I envisage that many more organisations will wish to follow in Marine Harvest’s footsteps and demonstrate their commitment to young people by working with the Investors in Young People framework.’