G4S Assessment Services
G4S Assessment Services, one of the UKs leading quality inspection, assessment and accreditation companies, has been awarded a licence to advise and assess against the Investors in People Standard.
Following a competitive tender and assessment process, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) announced that G4S Assessment Services was one of only 5 organisations in England to be awarded a licence.
Gary Swarbrooke, Director of Operations for G4S Assessment Services commented: G4S Assessment Services is delighted to join the network of Investors in People delivery centres and sees this as a real enhancement to our offer to G4S clients, both existing and new. We are committed to growing the number of organisations working with the Standard and ensuring that they receive the support and guidance they need to achieve their objectives and to support UKCES ambitions.
As a licence holder G4S Assessment Services will be able to engage with a wide range of organisations of every size, and from every industry sector and perfectly compliments the existing assessment, consultancy and training offer.
The change in licence holders was welcomed by John Hayes, Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, who said:
"I am enormously encouraged that, even in these difficult times, so many British companies understand that their responsibilities to their people and their communities go hand in hand with their responsibilities to their shareholders to make a profit.
"Investors in People will continue to, play a key role in inspiring and enabling companies to adopt this ethos and transform their approach to training. Thanks to the new network of expert delivery centres, it will now be easier than ever before for employers in England to work with Investors in People to boost their business."