Create and Employ is a pro-active labour market initiative to create new jobs for highland residents who are currently out of work, including people in receipt of benefits, returners to the labour market, disabled people and young people. Specialist recruitment advisers proactively engage with potential employers to address their recruitment needs and barriers and provide a personalised advisory service which addresses all employability and employment law matters. This enables employers to consider their capacity to employ and to overcome barriers to employment growth. An employment grant is provided to businesses to offset the initial costs of employing an out of work person. The grant, combined with the specialist recruitment advice, has been nationally recognised as good practise and the Highland model has now been replicated in the development of the Youth Employment Scotland Initiative.
Download the application form: Create and Employ