The Engineering College, next door to the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead, has secured the highly coveted Investors in People GOLD Award – placing it in the top 2% of businesses in the UK.
The college, which boasts a trainee success rate of more than 90%, has achieved the award against the new and rigorous 6th Edition of the Investors in People Standard.
Investors in People (IiP) sets the benchmark for people management, positive business culture and leadership. Underpinning the Investors in People Standard is the 6th Edition Framework which focuses on the latest research, workplace trends and 25 years of leading practice.
The college was first awarded IiP Gold status in 2015, joining the top 7% of businesses in the UK to be awarded Gold. The latest accreditation of IiP Gold is set against the backdrop of a rebrand and places the Wirral based Group Training Association (GTA) amongst the top 2% of UK businesses currently holding the award.
The Engineering College chief executive, Terry Weston, said: “I am extremely proud of this achievement which represents the outstanding efforts of the excellent team here at the college.
“This is our second consecutive IiP GOLD accreditation, the first of which in 2015 came as a complete surprise to the team. To be told back then ‘how good we were as a business’ by the independent assessor was amazing.
The Engineering College works in highly successful collaborative partnerships with clients across the engineering sector in the North West, delivering technical skills packages for a wide range of employers.