Young Talent for Business
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Youth unemployment is a problem in Birmingham. To help tackle this we are offering enhanced financial incentives to employers so that they can open up apprenticeship and non-apprenticeship opportunities to young people. The programme is called Young Talent for Business.
We can provide financial incentives for businesses recruiting Birmingham’s young people who are:
- 16 to 18 year olds not in employment, education or training (NEET); or
- 16 to 18 year olds attending one of the BJF accepted courses; or
- 18 to 24 years of age unemployed for 6 months or longer and claiming either:
- Jobseekers Allowance (JSA).
- Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
- Income Support (IS)
Find out more about employee eligibility in the documents below.
Employers may have access to the following
- an enhanced incentive of up to £3,000 to employers recruiting to an apprenticeship vacancy
- an enhanced incentive of up to £4,550 to employers recruiting to a non-apprenticeship vacancy
- help for employers to find suitable candidates from a pool of bright and talented young people
The documents below explain how the funding works.
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We are keen to work with local companies to give a young person a chance. Please help us and get in touch. We will find you a suitable young person who is keen to learn and keen to work.
If you are an employer interested in advertising apprenticeship opportunities, please call the National Apprenticeship Service on 08000 150 600 and they will happily guide you through the process.
If you are an employer interested in advertising non-apprenticeship opportunities then please write to email@example.com or call 0121 480 3830.
This programme is delivered through a multi-agency partnership which comprises of Birmingham City Council, National Apprenticeship Service (NAS), the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and Marketing Birmingham. The team is based at Jobcentre Plus (Youth Hub), 100 Broad Street, Birmingham.
It uses Birmingham Jobs Fund money to top-up existing employer incentives available through the NAS and DWP.
See how the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership is supporting apprenticeship schemes and the Employer Incentives that are available.
Last Updated: 25th October 2013