For anyone who is looking at taking on a an employee in the next 12 months, then this article is just for you.
There is a good budget at the moment with assistance with wages for both apprenticeships and graduate schemes.
ACT Training is providing training and assistance to young people aged 16 - 24 years. Take a look at their website on /www.acttraining.org.uk/apprenticeships-2
Paying £100 towards wages on a full time placement for the first six months, followed by £50 per week for the next six months. There is also funding for training available. Take a look at this website its got some useful information the helpline is good too.
Jobs Growth Wales again is offering placements for six months, paying the national minimum wages for the first six months.
website is wales.gov.uk/topics/educationandskills/skillsandtraining/jobsgrowthwales/?lang=en
Lastly the graduate scheme at Go Wales. I recently attended their 10 year anniversary event, this organisation is actively seeking employment for students. There are two schemes in place the placement scheme where the student stays with you for a six month placement and Go Wales supports the wages bill.
Or you can have the taster sessions where the student get a small taster of your business which is great for if you have a project in mind to be finished, or are unsure whether you can employ a person. The taster sessions are normally free of payment.
Think of this article as taking a look into the future and growing your business, you are also giving a young person the opportunity that you once had. So go on what are you waiting for?