Discover how to benefit from an extra pair of hands at work for free!

As part of its European Social Fund (ESF) Ways to Work Programme, St Helens Council is inviting small to medium size business owners to attend a breakfast event where they can find out how to benefit from an extra member of staff for six months, with no extra costs to their business.

During the St Helens ESF Ways to Work Employer Grant Funding event, enterprises can hear about the advantages and benefits of the council’s Intermediate Labour Market Scheme, which looks to secure local people a 35 hour per week employment contract paying at least the national minimum wage, over a 26 week period.

In return, businesses will receive a grant to cover the full wage costs and any other associated costs, such as national insurance.

Ways to Work is a local programme valued at £4.9m which is designed to improve personal resilience and progress to sustainable employment for people over the age of 16 who are signed up to the programme, but are currently unemployed or not in education and/or training.

Looking to engage with over 2000 individuals from St Helens, Ways to Work provides individualised and needs-led support, with the overall aim of supporting around 800 people into sustainable employment.

Taking place on Wednesday 14 June at the Totally Wicked Stadium from 8:30am to 10:30am – the St Helens ESF Ways to Work Employer Grant Funding event is an excellent opportunity for any small to medium size business owner to help the local economy, and add value to their business.

Breakfast rolls and refreshments will be provided so guests can start the day right.

To register, please visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/st-helens-esf-ways-to-work-employer-grant-funding-event-tickets-34654234749

European Social Fund – Youth Employment Initiative version

The project is receiving up to £3,381,404 of funding from the European Social Fund and Youth Employment Initiative as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.

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