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Helping the Unemployed in Nottingham


Posted on 7 February 2013

The Nottingham Jobs Fund (NJF) has been designed to encourage employers to create new jobs for unemployed people by offering financial incentives to employers to take on new workers. It is run by Nottingham City Council and administered through the Employment & Skills Team.

The NJF will pay up to 75% of the employees’ wages during their first year of employment. 

Employers will also receive a grant of £1,500 for each person they take on as well as the possibility of receiving an additional £500 grant for training.

The scheme is focussed on Private Sector companies and to qualify, the new job(s):

  • Must add to the number of the employees of the company for the grant period
  • Be permanent for at least 12 months
  • Have sufficient full time staff to support the job created
  • Have basic hours (i.e. excluding overtime) of 16 - 30 hours per week;
  • Pay the National Minimum Wage or more
  • Have the potential to become a sustainable job after the 12 month period

As well as gaining sufficient knowledge and work experience, the employee will also gain an NVQ, technical certificate and functional skills through our apprenticeship training scheme all of which is at NIL cost to the employer or employee.

The funds are limited, so take full advantage of this excellent programme that can help the unemployed get back into work, develop and learn skills to progress into a career.

For further information on the scheme, please contact Zoey Godfrey at NCC on or your Smith Cooper contact.

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