Employer Skills Support and Funding
There are a number of opportunities available for business across the Tees Valley. If you’re an employer looking for ways to help young people into work, find out what help is available for employers.
Hiring an apprentice can help your business to grow their own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. For more information you can download the Employer’s Guide to Apprenticeships
This funding is available to North East SMEs offering an annual salary of £14,000 or above and provides £135 a week for 12 weeks as salary support to employ a graduate in any sector. For more information please telephone 01642 384426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This funding is available to North East SMEs and allows the provision of 50% of a £16,000 salary for 12 weeks. For more information please telephone 0191 2227748 or email email@example.com.
The University of Sunderland’s Graduate Internship Scheme offers an excellent way to begin your graduate-level career. You will be working for a local organisation on a full-time basis and earn a wage of at least £14,859 pro-rata within commuting distance of Sunderland. For information please phone the Careers and Employability Service: 0191 515 2920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Up skilling grants of £1500 are available to support employers to recruit apprentices or new employees (please click on link above for criteria and contact details).
This scheme can assist with the recruitment process, help arrange work experience prior to employment if required and help source other funding that may be available. Please note this funding can be accessed in addition to other funding including the Government AGE grant of £1500.
NORTH EAST SMES can get up to £3500 of funding for Business Improvement Projects – Take advantage of this ERDF funded project to help improve your company’s performance – CLICK HERE for more information.
Subsidised expertise for your company – Newcastle Science City Business Support Programme- North East small and medium sized companies can get up tp £3500 of funding for in house projects using the skills and expertise of a Newcastle University masters or doctoral student. CLICK HERE for more information.