LOCAL unemployed youngsters aged between 15 to 29 can find a pathway back to work through the new Birmingham and Solihull Young Persons Jobs Fund (BSYPJF.)
The fund aims to help young people Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) in the region enter the labour market and offers various incentives to employers including a £3,500 matched contribution wage subsidy.
The BSYPJF supports young people to find suitable roles and can also be used to help 16 to 24-year-olds coming off the Kickstart Scheme to look for new jobs by transferring the skills they learnt to a new employer.
As well as being within the age group and in the NEET category, eligible applicants must meet one of the additional criteria.
These include being from a BAME community, having a physical or mental health challenge and being a single parent.
The Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Growth Hub funding requires its employers to operate within its area, be registered with companies house and have no more than 10 staff members, although this can be negotiated.
Visit https://www.gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk/skills/young-persons-jobs-fund-bsypjf for more information.