Championing the Living Wage in Scotland

Championing the Living Wage in Scotland

With wellbeing, personal development and the invaluable contribution of our talented team at the heart of Esteem Training’s success, we’ve been keen for some time to make an official public statement in recognition of those key factors.

We’re therefore delighted to have been awarded accredited status as a Living Wage Scotland employer, including being profiled on their website as a newly-minted supporter championing their aims and objectives which mirror our own commitment to ensuring fairness, diversity and inclusion

Ian Grigg, Esteem Training’s Project and Finance Director explains: “We’re proud of our status as a disability-committed employer and place great emphasis on identifying any additional support needs that our candidates might have. We’re every bit as proud of having a diverse, valued, and inclusive workforce of whom 33% have a disability or a learning condition. We’re also age diverse – 31% of our team are below the age of 30 while 21% are aged 60 years or more.

“I suspect we’ve all come across companies paying empty lip service to fairness, equality and diversity but that’s not our approach. Despite the adverse impacts of the pandemic, Esteem Training’s Board has been committed to an across-the-board reassessment of salary and benefits for the entire team. That’s in addition to implementing a four-day working week with no loss of salary, and comprehensive support to enable everyone to work efficiently from home.

“We believe in forging long-term partnerships based on mutual trust and respect and that has reaped dividends, allowing us to add three new team members in recent months. We genuinely try to set an example by quietly going about our business and achieving consistently great results for our candidates, clients and partners.”