First TransPennine Express is awarded Silver status for their IIP accreditation

First TransPennine Express (FTPE) is getting into the spirit of the Winter Olympics by winning it's very own silver! The train operator has been recognised for the continuous commitment they make developing their staff, with the esteemed Silver Level, Investors In People (IIP) Accreditation.

This level of IIP accreditation is awarded to organisations that strive to do the best for their staff whilst demonstrating best practice in people management and development, creating strategies that empower people at every level of their organisation. The standard accreditation requires meeting 39 criterion, as set by IIP, to gain Bronze and Silver status the business must meet a further 26 and 76 requirements respectively, a feat that only 3% of the 25,000+ businesses in the UK have achieved.

Sue Whaley, Director of Human Resources at First TransPennine Express commented: "We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the Silver IIP status. This esteemed accolade demonstrates our excellence in investing in colleagues, developing people, and creating a positive culture for them to work in.  We intend to carry on building on this and ensure it is reflective in every aspect of FTPE - our sights are now set on Gold!"

First TransPennine Express is intent on communicating their vision for the future with their staff and ensuring that their strategies and business planning have a positive impact an all employees.

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