After winning awards and high praise for how it looks after its passengers over the past 12 months, Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has started 2023 with another award – but this time for being a great company to work for, having now received the We Invest In People Gold Accreditation award.
Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results, enabling organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.
Having previously achieved the Silver accreditation in 2019, the Airport Company has continued to improve how it develops and supports its employees. This latest Gold accreditation recognises this further progress and that LJLA has an engaged workforce who are positive about their work and proud to work for the airport.
LJLA directly employs just over 200 staff across a number of disciplines including, operations, fire and rescue service, engineering, air traffic control and administration.
Carol Dutton, Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s HR and Community Director commented, “On behalf of the Airport we are delighted to have achieved the We invest in people gold accreditation. This is testament once again to all the hard work of colleagues from across all departments and demonstrates how our staff are involved in supporting each other and doing their best to make working here better for everyone.”
Ande Macpherson from Investors In People added, “Liverpool John Lennon Airport has shown a real commitment to improving the culture in the business over recent years. Despite all the challenges for this industry, leaders took bold decisions to prioritise people through the pandemic. It was clear that this approach and the established people and culture practices are paying dividends. This is a business which people are proud to work at – as one staff member said to me “I feel like I’ve won the lottery by working here.”
“Congratulations to Liverpool John Lennon Airport for achieving Gold in the We Invest in People assessment.”
Image: LJLA’s Carol Dutton (centre) with colleagues from across various Airport departments