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InfoBasis signs skills pledge

Capability management company InfoBasis has announced its commitment to the UK government's skills pledge.

The skills pledge is a public and voluntary commitment made by employers to support all their employees to develop their basic skills and work towards relevant qualifications to at least Level 2 (equivalent to 5 good GCSEs).

In committing to the pledge, InfoBasis CEO Ashley Wheaton said that there was a danger of the pledge being misinterpreted. "The skills pledge story in the media so far has focused on level 2 qualifications, but it's about more than just that. It's about ensuring that people at all levels of an organisation have the skills necessary for their jobs."

With all its staff already at level 2, the software house sees the pledge as a public affirmation underlining the importance of constant investment in skills.

"Our graduate intake spends about one third of its first year in some form of development," said Wheaton, "and training continues thereafter. We are signing the pledge because we want to show our commitment to investment in skills, and to help other employers realise the breadth and importance of the skills pledge."

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