30 March, 2017
Edge Testing Awarded Gold Status for ‘Investors in Young People’
One of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing company's Edge Testing Solutions, is celebrating being awarded the highest level Gold status ‘Investors in Young People’ accreditation, making its 10th year landmark even more distinctive.
The Scottish Government partnered with people management specialists Investors in People Scotland to create a new accreditation framework – Investors in Young People. This framework seeks to reward and recognise employers who demonstrate excellence in recruiting and retaining Young People, while encouraging others to begin working with Young People.
Edge is passionate and committed to developing Young People and creating jobs for the youth in the community through their Edge Academy. This also acts as the gateway to develop testers to meet the challenges for the next generation of software. Edge began targeting Young People for its own Edge Academy in 2013 and now have 60 Young People of which 70% are graduates, 20% job changers and 10% school leavers, as well as an unusually high proportion of females – over 30% of which includes Young People.
Brian Ferrie, CEO and Founder of Edge Testing said: “I am delighted that we have achieved this award. It is not just about recruiting Young People but how we look after them and nurture their career. The team responsible for the Edge Academy and career development deserves great credit for this. Recruiting Young People has transformed the business as they bring fresh ideas, a fantastic desire to learn and a commitment to being part of the Edge growth story."
Edge is becoming a key influencer in the development and implementation of education provision aligned to the technology industry. The company’s commitment to providing young staff with employment opportunities sets them apart. As an ambassador, Edge provide a platform to address youth unemployment and develop the UK’s young workforce.
Edge Testing is a leading expert in providing world-class software testing solutions. The award winning company is typically engaged when organisations are implementing a new system or making significant changes to an existing system. Edge ensure that these systems are fast, secure, available and work as expected in an increasingly complex and distributed digital age.
The company, which has now grown to over 200 people, is listed on the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 and has quickly built up an excellent reputation with an enviable client list across Financial Services, Retail & Distribution, Healthcare, Utilities, Travel, Software & Apps Developers, Telecommunications, Media, Utilities, Manufacturing and the Public Sector.
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