Taylor Wimpey West Scotland listens to the voice of youth
Taylor Wimpey West Scotland has launched a Young Persons’ Forum to ensure that its business is continuously engaging with its young employees.
The Forum is the first of its kind within Taylor Wimpey’s network of 24 regional businesses in the UK and underpins Taylor Wimpey West Scotland’s commitment to recruiting, developing and retaining young people in its workforce following its Investors in Young People (IIYP) silver accreditation earlier this year.
The Young Persons’ Forum will directly engage with the wider Taylor Wimpey West Scotland team to ensure that the business is continuously engaging with its young employees.
The initiative aims to develop challenges and opportunities for young people within the business; provide networking opportunities, seminars and events that are organised specifically for young people to grow and develop together as they progress within the company; and promote Taylor Wimpey externally through relationships with education bodies and other business opportunities.
The Forum includes young employees from within the regional head office as well as its network of developments across the west of Scotland in order to create a good mix of young people to represent themselves and their colleagues in different roles throughout the business.
The Young Persons’ Forum will be officially launched with its first networking and teambuilding event that is being hosted at Gleddoch House in Langbank this month. This event will allow the Forum members to be introduced to their peers and will also provide them with an opportunity to gain an insight into the thoughts of the younger employees that will in turn then help to shape the agenda for the Young Persons’ Forum moving forward.
Managing director Willie Burns, said it’s a really exciting time to be part of the team at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland.
He added: “We strive to be an employer of choice: attracting, supporting, developing and promoting the broadest and most diverse range of talent.
“Our silver accreditation for IIYP in February this year demonstrates our commitment to recruiting, developing and retaining young people in our workforce. The next step in our journey is to create our Young Persons’ Forum that will ensure that our young people have a voice in our business and feel valued. The regional team in the west of Scotland is committed to working together with the members of the Forum to find innovative solutions to the challenges faced by our young people.”
Anne Kerr, sales administrator and key member of the Young Persons’ Forum, added: “We believe that Taylor Wimpey is a great place for young people to develop their careers, and we aim to be the employer of choice for young people within the industry, and our Young Persons’ Forum will help us achieve this.”