February 2014

Mark Loader of Frome has found many benefits to being in a job, including being financially stable and making new friends. The supported employment team at Dimensions, a national not-for-for-profit support provider for people with learning disabilities and autism, helped Mark through every step of the process and he now works as a the handyman’s assistant at McDonalds in Frome.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Traineeships
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Guidance

A Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. At its core are work preparation training, English and maths for those who need it, and a high quality work experience placement. Traineeships are very flexible, and by working closely with a training organisation a programme can be designed which suits the needs of employer and trainee. Traineeships can last from six weeks up to six months and will include:

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Recruitment
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Guidance

Employers who take on young people may be eligible for wage incentives of up to £2,275 each. Wage incentives are available for employers who recruit an 18 -24 year old who has been receiving benefits for at least six months through Jobcentre Plus. There are two rates: * for part-time work between 16 and 29 hours a week – £1,137.50 * for full-time work of 30 hours or more a week – £2,275. This will be paid 26 weeks after the employee starts work. Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees can claim a part payment eight weeks after the employee starts work.