Support for Employers

We are committed to help your organisation grow and recruit the best talent. Getting to know and understand your organisation is the first stage in the process. A dedicated account manager will work with you to help fill your vacancies.


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Our services to you, completely free

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Recruitment Support

End to end support with filling your vacancies

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Offering Apprenticeships

Supporting you with taking on an apprentice, including funding

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Upskilling your Staff

Helping you develop training opportunities for current staff

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Our work over the last year

Since April 2019 we have worked with over 290 employers, supporting more than 1000 people into work and apprenticeships.

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Kickstart Scheme

The Government's Kickstart scheme will pay employers to create new jobs for young people (ages 16-24). Funding will be conditional on you proving that the jobs are new, and are not replacing jobs held by staff who have recently been made redundant. The jobs created must provide a minimum of 25 hours per week, for 6 months. For further information click here.

You can apply for a Kickstart grant direct by visiting the Kickstart website or by contacting us - we are an approved Kickstart Scheme Gateway.

Apprenticeships and you

More and more employers are realising the potential of hiring apprentices and upskilling their existing staff. In fact, 75% of employers reported taking on an apprentice has helped their business to improve the quality of their product and service.

Find out about the different levels and types of apprenticeships you could offer to your new and existing staff at our dedicated apprenticeships page. Our handy video will also help you know how to recruit an apprentice to your organisation, watch the video here.

The Apprenticeship Levy explained

If you have a payroll of more than £3 million, you will need to pay the Apprenticeship Levy. This is 0.5 percent of your payroll. You can use these funds to pay for all apprenticeship training costs. Find out more about the levy here.

If you do not have a payroll over £3 million, you will not pay the Apprenticeship Levy but you will have to contribute 5% towards the cost of any apprenticeship training within your organisation. To avoid this you can apply for a levy transfer from a levy paying organisation - find out more below.

There are other financial incentives available when taking on an apprentice, please contact us to find out more.

Levy Match Leeds

Receive levy funds from other employers - many organisations we work with do not fully utilise their levy funding. If you are a small-medium employer we can match you with an organisation that can transfer part of their levy funds to you. Find out more and sign up at Levy Match Leeds.

Helping your business grow

We have a range of resources available on our main council page to help your business grow. Support includes business grants and expert help from the Ad:venture programme.

Dynamic Purchasing System

We also require services from businesses throughout the city in a range of areas. If you wish to register your interest to provide us services you can do so by visiting our Dynamic Purchasing System page.