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Investors in People (IiP) is delighted to award Birmingham based Queen Alexandra College (QAC), a leading national residential college and charity, the ‘We invest in people’, silver accreditation.
Silver is a fantastic achievement and something only 20% of the organisations assessed achieve.
It means that the right principles are in place but more than that, it means that QAC staff, managers and leaders are making proactive efforts to make sure that everyone in the organisation feels the positive effects.
QAC supports a diverse range of student and client abilities and needs. The College and its 400 plus workforce provides education, training, support and routes to independent living and employment, helping to achieve students' and clients' aspirations for adult life.
Commenting on the award, Bev Jessop, QAC Principal and Chief Executive, said: “It is so easy to forget how much we have introduced, improved and committed to achieve over a relatively short time and this recognition makes it clear how far we have moved forward as a large team of staff. Thank you to everyone involved – staff were really honest, enthusiastic and confident about their experience of QAC as an employer.”
Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Queen Alexandra College. Silver accreditation on 'We invest in people' is a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places Queen Alexandra College in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.”
For more information about Investors in People, please visit their website here.
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