Leonardo’s UK Electronics business has achieved Gold level accreditation for both Investors in People (IiP) and Investors in Young People (IiYP), reflecting the company’s commitment to supporting the development of its employees through opportunities offered by technology, succession planning and flexible working, and tackling challenges such as ineffectual decision-making, absenteeism and employee disengagement.
IiP recognises employer brands that are committed to looking after their people, engaging them and building trust; and it is the only international standard that aligns ambition and people.
IiYP supports and recognises organisations that recruit, retain and develop young people, providing a framework for those organisations wishing to improve their management of young people.
Leonardo became the first defence business to receive IiYP accreditation in 2015.
"We’re delighted to have been awarded our gold level accreditation which is testament to Leonardo’s long tradition of welcoming young people into our business – a practice dating back decades – as well as our approach to nurturing talent throughout a career. Our people are the lifeblood of our company, and the ongoing development of our apprentices and graduates will continue to help determine our future success. Thank you to everyone who was involved in our assessments and I’d like to thank all of you for helping make Leonardo such a great place to work!" says Wendy Allen, Leonardo VP UK Human Resources.