Step-Up work placements

We are now inviting local employers who can provide paid jobs for unemployed 18-24 year olds to apply for funding.

Further information

We are working with the national Talent Match programme. This is a Big Lottery Fund project made up of partnerships of local organisations working together to help long term unemployed people into work or training. The Talent Match Leicestershire partnership is led by The Prince's Trust.

Grants of £2,500 are now available for employers to contribute towards wage costs. For more information about the programme see the link below:

How we can help

We will assist employers with recruiting young people to the jobs, however the employer always makes the final decision on employing an eligible candidate.

  • Streamlined grant application process
  • Promotion of approved posts
  • Access to job-ready individuals
  • Pre-screening of candidates prior to interview
  • Links with support services to help your employees whilst in work
  • Regular employee monitoring offering pastoral support

Interested in applying?

There is no deadline to apply, although we will continue to take applications until all the available funds are committed.

If you're an employer and are interested in applying for a grant to create a new job through Step-Up, please read the criteria and guidance before submitting an expression of interest (both linked below).

You can get further information on the Talent Match leaflet below.

Evaluation report

An evaluation of phase 1 and 2 of the Step-Up scheme has been completed. You can find the evaluation report below.

Contact us

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Ring us on: 0116 454 2943