Here 2 Help Business – Up to £10,000 to help recruit a Graduate
Could your business benefit from new talent with fresh ideas and up-to-date skills?

In such uncertain times, many businesses have delayed investing in new staff who could help drive their business forward. In turn, this has left Worcestershire graduates facing considerable challenges in finding rewarding opportunities to kick start their careers. The Here2Help Business programme, run by Worcestershire County Council, aims to support eligible SMEs to recruit a local Graduate into a professional role by providing a graduate grant.

The Graduate Development Grant offers businesses access to the skills they need, whilst also providing graduates with high quality career opportunities. The grant provides up to 50% of a Graduate salary for a one-year period, to a maximum of £10,000, which is paid retrospectively on a quarterly basis on production of timesheets and evidence of salary defrayal.

To retain young talent for the benefit for our local economy, the graduate will need to have fully graduated in 2018, 2019 or 2020 and be a Worcestershire resident or a graduate from the University of Worcester. The post should be a new position offering graduate level experience with training and the opportunity for further development.

If you would like more information about the Here2Help Business Graduate Development Grant visit the Worcestershire County Council website or call Wendy Garrad, Programme Manager, on 01905 844595.


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