Building Future Talent
First for industry. First for talent.
We created the industry’s first ever recognised vocational qualifications to look after, nurture and promote the brightest talent coming into the leather industry. Our SVQ (Scottish Vocational Qualifications) is certified by the Scottish Qualifications Authority, and recognised all over the world.
A launchpad for careers. A measure of our craft. Committed to the future of leather.
Nurturing our teams.
Having spent 500 years building on our craft, investing in talent is second nature.
Our people play a crucial part in how we work now, and how we are shaping a more sustainable future for everyone. We offer a curriculum that keeps our industry alive with new talent, putting the next generation into the driving seat, ready for success.
200 students have already qualified in our SVQ Level 2 award in Leather Production and the SVQ Level 3 award in Leather Manufacture. Building future talent is part of our commitment to lifelong learning, open to all our employees, as we hand our leather-making knowledge from one generation to the next.
Accredited to and exceed the Healthy Working Lives standards for employee wellbeing.
Our annual ESG Report summarises our activities and commitments as a group, including more on our innovation agenda which is supported by our employees.
Developing innovators from all backgrounds is part of our effort under Goal 10 of the UN Global Compact: Reduced inequalities. Learn more about how we’re meeting this goal with our current apprentices, and how they’ve developed within the business.