Recruiting 16 to 24-year-olds can positively impact on everything from performance and productivity to growth, innovation and morale.
With intensive support and up to up to £3,000 of funding available to businesses from the DurhamWorks programme, now is the time to see how young people can help grow your business.
The programme works with unemployed 16 to 24-year-olds across County Durham who are looking for work and training opportunities.
It also provides free support for small to medium enterprises to create job, apprenticeship and other work-related opportunities in their business.
With a team of business advisors working across all areas of the county, businesses can get all the support they need to bring young people into their workforce.
DurhamWorks business advisors for the Newton Aycliffe and South Durham area are Gill Cairns and Lynne Groves. They can offer support with a range of activities including:
Managing the recruitment process: DurhamWorks can take the burden of searching for the right person from you, pre-screening candidates and supporting you through a successful interview process. Thanks to their tailored approach, they have a strong track record of finding compatible matches.
Training support: DurhamWorks supports companies through the whole process of training young people, helping to identify and resource training requirements. Even before a young person is appointed, they conduct initial screenings to assess key skills. They then offer in-work support through optional, regular reviews with a dedicated business advisor and training assessor. Their approach ensures talent is nurtured for the good of the young people and the businesses they work with.
Practical hands on support: Such as help with the induction process, identifying and funding training, equipment or uniforms, travel arrangements, documents such as references, identification or licences.
Larger issues: DurhamWorks’ partners can support you with issues such as strategic development, business growth, diversification, securing premises and accessing finance.
To discuss the possibility of employing a DurhamWorks young person contact them today on 03000 262 930.