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At Johnstons of Elgin, we all lend a hand in creating our exclusive designs, made with the finest Cashmere and Merino Wool fibres. People are at the heart of everything we do, and their training and development, rights and safety at work are all essential to our business.
Since July 1st 2019, we have been registered with the Living Wage Foundation, which sets a minimum wage standard higher than the government-set minimum wage in the United Kingdom. We are the largest textile manufacturer to work to this standard.
In 2022, we were awarded the prestigious Investors in Young People Gold accreditation, an achievement that represents our commitment to the recruitment, development and retention of Scotland’s young people.
Developed in 2014 as a result of the Wood Commission recommendations, Investors In Young People is a unique framework that helps organisations in Scotland recruit, develop and retain young people, supporting youth employment.
Bonnie Clarke, Interim Chief Executive of Remarkable, the organisation licensed to deliver Investors in Young People, said, 'This is a fantastic achievement for Johnstons of Elgin. Investors in Young People not only recognises and supports organisations in the employment of young people it also marks them out as an employer of choice.’
Throughout our 225-year history, we have built a community, which, time and again, has proved to be our greatest asset. We now employ 1126 people within the UK.
Our commitment to our people is our pledge to the future. We offer Modern Apprenticeships to people of all ages, which reflects our fundamental purpose; striving to nurture enthusiasm, redefine mastery and evolve Johnstons of Elgin for the greater good. Currently, more than 120 apprentices are qualified or in training with us, representing approximately one-third of the total number of Modern Apprenticeships within the Scottish Textiles Industry.