West is helping local companies access government funding to cover the costs of
young, entry-level staff.
the Chamber of Commerce representing Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire,
Business West is acting as an intermediary for the government’s new Kickstart
the scheme, businesses that are able to provide six months employment for
under-25s will receive funding for 25 hours a week at national minimum wage, as
well as national insurance and pension contributions.
larger businesses able to provide 30 or more work placements can apply for
funding directly from the government, employers looking to create fewer
placements will need to apply via an intermediary such as Business West.
Williams, Head of Skills at Business West, said, “Business West, as part of the
British Chambers network is working with the Department for Work and Pensions
to pull together quality placements on behalf of businesses in our region who
want to participate in the scheme. Whatever your size of business we can help
you to access this programme.
a time when cashflow is tight it is vital that we, as a Chamber and national
network, are able to play our role as an intermediary and help employers bring
young people into the workplace and develop new talent for the future.
“I encourage businesses from across our region to seriously consider this
time-limited opportunity, not only as a way of fulfilling your growth
aspirations, but also to give young people the leg up they need to launch a
successful career at this challenging time.”
you are interested in providing a quality placement for an unemployed young
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