Employment Hub

The Employment Hub can offer advice and support to businesses regarding recruitment, training, Kickstart scheme, apprenticeships and funding. Book a free introduction call with a business engagement officer using the form below.

Are you looking to employ young people into your business?

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

Whether you need to recruit in you business, you need advice on Kickstart, help with applications or need help with finding a training provider to support in training staff, the Employment Hub can help your business through free impartial support. Just complete the form below.

We can help your business to:

  • Find new employees through the Employment Hub talent matching service. Tell us your recruitment needs and we will find and introduce you to candidates suitable for the role.
  • Access support for employees who are at risk of or facing redundancy. Refer staff to the Employment Hub where we can support them in finding alternative employment.
  • Access support to hire a new apprentice. We can talk you through the process of taking on your first apprentice and help you find a suitable candidate. We can also advise you on finding a suitable training provider and funding.
  • Get support to up-skill existing staff. We can help you build a stronger workforce by helping them gain skills that match your business needs.
  • Help you apply to the Kickstart scheme. The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

Support through the Employment Hub is available to any business based in Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York.

Book a free introduction call today

For free impartial support, please fill out the below form to book a free introduction call with a business engagement officer who will discuss your needs and offer you a tailored package of support. Simply fill out the form below and we'll arrange the rest.

Funded by the LEP through European Social Funding, dedicated support will be provided at a local level by a range of delivery partners.

Programme funding

The £9 million programme has been funded through the European Social Fund (£4.5m) and has been matched from nine delivery partners involved in the scheme.