Employer Services

Initiatives available to employers from YCE at no cost

Staff Recruitment

YCE offers a quality recruitment service to employers. This service can include assistance around recruitment practises, agree and advertise your job vacancy, pre screening of applicants and sifting of CV’s. Issue of application forms, premises for interviewing and assistance with the selection process.

Work Trials

We are able to offer advice and set up work trials which give you and the job applicant the opportunity to try out the job before offering employment.

Work Experience

Voluntary work experience will enable unemployed people to volunteer for placements lasting 2 to 8 weeks for 25 hours per week. These volunteers will be matched with suitable host employers and complete a light touch selection process.

Youth Wage Incentive

You may be entitled to up to £2275 if you employ a young person aged 18-24 for 26 weeks, for over 16 hours per week.


We are able to offer impartial advice around apprenticeships, from recruitment to general information. We are able to ensure that you gain access to the Apprenticeship grant of up to £1500 available to you employing an apprentice aged between 16-24 years. We are able to offer Apprenticeships in Management, Team Leading, Business & Administration, Customer Service, ICT, Cleaning, Business Improvements Techniques and Retail.

Pre Employment Training

We offer quality training to new employees, prior to commencement of employment. This training includes Customer Service, Business Administration, Retail and many more sector skills. We also offer mandatory work training including Food Hygiene, CSCS Qualifications and many more, to give applicants the right skills to commence employment. Funding for training is available to eligible candidates.

Workplace Skills

We are able to offer work based learning across a number of sectors. This can include NVQ’s for your employees, up to Level 3. Sector areas can include Customer Service, Business Administration, ICT, Retail, Cleaning, Information Advice & Guidance and Team Leading and Management.

Business Support

YCE have a team of qualified business advisers who provide confidential and impartial business advice and support to existing businesses. Our advisers will visit your employment premises and provide a plan of support that most suits your business needs.


Is your organisation making staff redundant? If so, we understand that this may be a difficult time for you, but our Skills Support for Redundancy Government funded outplacement service can help you turn misfortune into opportunity. The Skills Support for Redundancy programme can offer you and/or your staff funded outplacement support which includes advice, guidance and re-training opportunities to help prepare for a new job, a new career or business start-up after redundancy.

Please download our leaflets from the link below or contact Lynne Taylor-Holt for more information on 01723 588063 or email Lynne.Taylor-Holt@yce.org.uk

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