Support for employers recruiting young people
1. Companies employing less than 250 staff and that have not taken on an apprentice in the last 3 years will receive a grant of £1,500 for taking on 16 - 24 year old apprentices. Jobs need to last at least the length of training. This grant cannot be combined with grant 3 below for the same person.
Up to 100% towards the cost of training depending on the age of the apprentice.
Contact the National Apprenticeship Service on 0800 150600 or www.apprentiships.org.uk.
2. Companies will receive £750 for taking on an unemployed 16 - 24 year old from Greater Manchester who is not in education or training. Jobs need to last at least one year. Before deciding to recruit employers can also offer 6 week 'working interviews'.
Contact the Greater Manchester Committment Team at the Commisison for the New Economy on 0161 2374157 or click here.
3. Companies taking on a long-term unemployed 18 - 24 year old for at least 6 months will receive a grant of up to £2,275. This does not have to be an apprenticeship. This grant cannot be combined with grant 3 below for the same person.
Contact Job Centre Plus on 0845 6012001.
4. Companies recruiting a young disabled person through Work Choice, a national support programme for disabled people with the most complex needs, will receive a payment of up to £2,275.
Contact the Shaw Trust on 0161 9534457.
5. Companies taking on a graduate intern will receive a £1,000 incentive towards the cost of employing an intern for a minimum of 8 weeks. Graduates must earn a minimum of £250 per week or pro rate if part time.
Contact Manchester Metropolitan University on 0161 2476512 or email@example.com.
The Manchester Employer Suite provides a free matching service to help employers find the right staff and offers professional recruitment facilities for open days and interviewing.