Marine Harvest ac­co­lade for youth train­ing

The Oban Times - - News -

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.’

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