invisigif
 

Employment & Skills

Trafford Council works closely with partner organisations to provide you with any support you need in relation to staff recruitment and training. We can help with:

Staff recruitment

Trafford has a highly skilled workforce with over 43% of the population educated to degree level. We can help you find the right staff for your business. Using a local workforce will cut down on travelling times for staff and will boost company efficiency and productivity.

For further information contact the Strategic Growth Team.

Trafford College

Trafford College offers a responsive education and training provision which meets the needs of young people, adults and employers and offers a recruitment matching service. The expert recruitment team work with a variety of employers in Trafford and Greater Manchester to match young people to potential Apprenticeship or job opportunities across a wide range of industry sectors including Accountancy, Beauty Therapy, Business/IT & Marketing, Childcare, Customer Services, Science and Engineering, Hairdressing and Hospitality. They also offer inhouse training of staff and advice on apprenticeship funding.

Contact

T: 0161 886 7461

E: Trafford.first@trafford.ac.uk

Apprenticeships

Apprentices can add value to your business and many businesses have recognised that they provide an excellent way to develop a highly skilled and loyal workforce.

Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (GM AGE) is a grant of £1,500 for GM employers who recruit an apprentice where you haven’t employed an apprentice in the previous 12 months. GM employers can apply for additional incentives – each is worth £1,000, if their apprentice is an existing Trainee progressing from a completed Traineeship to Apprenticeship within a 4 week period or an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship.

If criteria are met for both of the additional incentives then you may be eligible for a total grant of up to £3,500.

Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (GM AGE)

The Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (GM AGE) supports GM businesses (employing less than 250 employees) to recruit individuals aged 16-24 into employment through the apprenticeship programme. The basic grant is £1,500 and is available to companies within the Greater Manchester boundary who haven't recruited an apprentice in the previous 12 months. Up to 3 GM AGE grants may be available to any employer meeting the eligibility criteria.

You can also apply for additional incentives, worth up to £1,000 each, if an apprentice is an existing trainee progressing from Traineeship to Apprenticeship and/or you are offering an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship. If both conditions are met then you may be eligible for a total grant of £3,500.

Facilities for local recruitment campaigns

There are a range of community facilities in Trafford that can be used for recruiting and training staff in convenient locations. More details are available from the Strategic Growth Team, or download our PDF of details and locations.

Latest from @traffordbiz