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Chesterfield businesses can apply for free graduate recruitment scheme


Chesterfield’s SME businesses are being invited to access expert help to attract, select, recruit and train graduates through a region-wide funded scheme.

RISE is a unique business support initiative, focussed on enabling small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to grow through the employment of graduate talent.

RISE is delivered through a well-established collaboration of the region’s local authorities, universities and a specialist private sector delivery partner working together to provide thetailored support your business needs.

RISE makes the recruitment process easier for businesses, saving costs, time and increasing their access to a wider pool of suitable graduates; but more importantly it is about helping develop your know-how and capabilities, providing the practical tools that will enable you to confidently recruit graduates in the future.

This service is free of charge to businesses and a limited number of one-off small grants are available towards employment costs.

To be eligible your business must:

  • Be an SME based in the Sheffield City Region
  • Currently employ fewer than 250 people
  • Not already be routinely employing graduates
  • Be looking to create new/additional graduate-level jobs

SMEs who have used the scheme previously can access the scheme again, providing they meet the eligibility criteria.

To find out more about the RISE project, download the information brochure here or by calling 0114 221 0220.

The deadline for applications to get involved is Wednesday 29th July.

Brogan O'Callaghan

Destination Chesterfield Coordinator (Marketing and Investment)

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