Axis Well Technology has become one of the first organisations in the oil and gas sector to be recognised for its commitment to employing young people.
The company was presented with the Investors in Young People (IIYP) accreditation by Annabelle Ewing, Scottish Minister for Youth and Women’s Employment, when she recently visited its site at Bridge of Don.
Ewing said: “I am delighted that Axis Well Technology has been recognised for its commitment to youth employment. Over the last few years Axis Well Technology has introduced a number of youth employment programmes for staff, undergraduates and graduates who want to pursue a career in one of Scotland’s most crucial sectors – oil and gas.
“It is the perfect example of what companies in the energy sector can do. It offers recruitment and training opportunities and engages with the education system to provide good development opportunities for young people so they can plan ahead and develop long term plans and ambitions.”
IIYP, Scotland’s only people management award focusing on employers’ recruitment and retention of young people, originated through a key recommendation from the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce, led by Sir Ian Wood.
Jim Anderson, Chief Executive, Axis Well Technology, said: “I am extremely proud that Axis has been able to lead the way in positive youth employment practices, by becoming one of the first employers in the oil and gas sector to be awarded the Investors in Young People accreditation.”