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SGS College recognised as one the nation's top investors in people

Last week, SGS College was awarded the Investors in People ‘Gold Standard’, joining a select group of organisations across the UK, who are recognised for good people management practice.

Investors in People is the UK's leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.

The Standard explores practices and outcomes within an organisation under three performance headings: leading, supporting and improving.

The performance model creates a roadmap for continuous improvement based on extensive research into the concepts of performance and change management and sets out the criteria for different levels of accreditation: Bronze, Silver and Gold.

SGS College employs almost 1000 people across three main campuses – Stroud, Filton and WISE – as well as centres in the heart of Bristol, at Bristol School of Art and Bristol Zoo & Gardens, as well as many local community venues.

This month, the College also held a recruitment event for a new campus opening in Berkeley this September, which will create around 100 new jobs within the first year of opening.

Commenting on the award, Sara-Jane Watkins, SGS College Principal said: “I would like to congratulate all of those involved in our Investors in People assessment. I am delighted that the College received the Gold accolade in recognition of the support and development the College gives its staff.”