Cheshire College supporting employers to recruit talented individuals

Cheshire College – South & West are delighted to be helping provide individuals and employers with the skills needed over the long term and prevent skills shortages. 

The Government have officially launched its new £2 billion Kickstart Scheme, which aims to create thousands of new jobs for young people.  

The Scheme provides funding to employers, allowing them to create new 6-month job placements for young people, allowing them to build their experience and move into sustained employment.  

Businesses of all sizes looking to develop quality jobs can apply and there is no cap on the number of places.  

Amongst other local businesses, the College is working in collaboration with Brunning and Price, offering young people a chance to explore opportunities within the Hospitality industry, whilst strengthening their employability.  

Helen Nellist, Deputy Principal and Deputy CEO, commented: “There are several fantastic developments happening across the vast array of industries and I am thrilled that the College is able to support the initiatives, ensuring new opportunities are available to everyone that lives and works in Cheshire. 

“The College is extremely passionate about connecting businesses with talented individuals, allowing businesses to harness appropriate skills and support, allowing them to develop an agile workforce. 

“There are young people ready and waiting to secure employment and Cheshire College has a dedicated team to support the whole process. Together we can support the skills-led plan and help our region recover.” 

The College can also help employers secure up to £3,000 for each new apprentice hired between 1 August 2020 and 31 January 2021, following the Government’s increase in incentive payments.  

The benefits to hiring an apprentice can be huge, including: 

  • Keep or develop your competitive advantage 
  • Increase productivity and efficiency 
  • Aid employee satisfaction and retention 
  • Tackle the skills shortage 
  • Reduced recruitment costs 
  • Future proof your business 

Cheshire College – South & West works with over 500 local, national and international employers, providing a whole host of services to benefit businesses and has an extensive record of success. 

For more information, email employers@ccsw.ac.uk or call 01244 656499.