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1 East Renfrewshire: a Place to Grow What’s in it for you?

2 Agenda 12.00pm MC, David Atkinson ERCC Board Member – 12.35pm Overview and details of what is available from East Renfrewshire: a Place to Work – Laura Molloy – 1.25pm Lunch and networking 1.25 – 1.40pm Hear from a business who has had support - Christine McGrory The Key 1.40 – 1.50 Q and A with the panel of experts Thank you David Atkinson ERCC

3 East Renfrewshire: A Place to Grow What’s in it for you? Laura Molloy Business Liaison

4 A Place to Grow Growing our future is East Renfrewshire’s place based economic strategy Approved by full Council June 2013 “Creating a vibrant and sustainable local economy is our priority objective” 4 pillars of the campaign

5 What is A Place to Work? A Place to Work is a single point of contact for local businesses looking to grow their business in East Renfrewshire. We work to get the right people into the right jobs and to help you access the best information to help you grow

6 Who’s involved?

7 Right Person Right Job Outstanding education Life skills and volunteering Job skills, training and placements Graduate Internship Programme Free recruitment services Cash incentives Workforce qualifications Lifetime enterprise support /place2grow What’s in it for you? /place2grow

8 Grab a pen and paper! Here are the details

9 School leavers with sector based skills ready for employment May 2014 Some examples... Fashion and Design Fashion Brand Retailing Building Services Engineering Construction Crafts Sound Production and Business Photography Automotive Skills Urban Music Production Outstanding Education Open to all S5 and S6 2.5 days per week Approx 400 currently involved Leave school June 2014

10 Bring a Graduate into your business for a specific project Match graduate’s qualifications, skills and experience to specific needs of employer’s for a placement opportunity that benefits both Graduates will undertake a short 3-12 month project, to create long-term ‘added value’ for the business Free recruitment service - business provides job spec, job advertised through ‘Adopt an Intern’ website and social media, business gets 3-5 candidates to take to interview Payroll and employer services available via Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire if you do not want to take intern on through your books Business would need to have appropriate Employers Liability Insurance, Health and Safety policies etc. Funding opportunities of up to 50% may be available – Laura Moir for more Graduate Internship Programme

11 Lifetime Enterprise Support Advice and support for start ups and growth Start Up: free impartial advice and support to get your idea up and running Growth: Develop Strategy, Action Plan Implementation support Market and routes to market Systems Finance – raise & manage Employment Local advisory with one to one consultation Workshops and events, one to one advisory

12 Lifetime Enterprise Support Networking and promotion Chamber of Commerce – inspiring and informative events – network for collaboration and business development A Place to Work employer network...sign up forms here today! Sign up and we will place your business onto; – ERC business directory – Online trading network contracts £1k - £25k – SEO link onto Place to Grow website Forthcoming construction supply chain Meet the Buyer event and register...keep eye on

13 Lifetime Enterprise Support Networking and promotion Connect and promote on social media – Facebook/place2grow – – LinkedIn East Renfrewshire Business Network

14 Lifetime Enterprise Support Discover business space across East Renfrewshire Expert advice on local commercial property available to buy or lease. Searchable business space directory – local places available for business use e.g. hot desks, meeting rooms, training or conference facilities. accommodation

15 Online trading network – sign up to the Place to Work network and we will register you for the opportunity to win East Renfrewshire Council contracts up to £50,000 Public Contract Scotland – Help to register on the Scottish Government’s tender opportunities where the Council advertises all contracts Supplier Development Programme – Help, support and training for SMEs to grow through procurement. Lifetime Enterprise Support Procurement

16 Lifetime Enterprise Support Grants and funding Grants and funding evolving all the time, currently; Training Grant for existing staff – 50% of eligible costs West of Scotland Loan Fund gap funding to encourage the creation and growth of businesses, capital funding up to 50% of overall costs up to £50,000 Industrial Property Support Grant – grants to improve, modify, alter, refurbish or expand the economic and environmental conditions of your property.

17 Job skills, training and placements National schemes you can participate in Work Placements Offer up to 8 weeks work placement to a yr job seeker looking for experience in your sector. No cost to employer (Job Centre pay) Sector Based Work Academies Your opportunity to create bespoke sector training programmes Must include work placements and guaranteed interviews No cost to employer What types of skills? Training? Soft skills?

18 Job skills, training and placements National schemes you can participate in Modern Apprenticeships Train existing staff or take on new employees as apprentices 16 – 19 years Apprenticeship salary rates £2.68 Offer a paid job & workplace training to a young person who will gain new skills and a recognised qualification Available across a range of sectors

19 Job skills, training and placements MA Admin 4 places available today Employer requirements On job training Provide a range of on the job training in line with qualification requirements Requires supervision An assessor from workER team come out to see them approx every 3 weeks Completion approx months Apprentice salary (16-19 years) £2.68 Wage incentive of 50% for 26 weeks* *restrictions apply: must be job seeker 16-18

20 Free recruitment services Connect with 600+ local job seekers Access the best-qualified workforce in Scotland through comprehensive database of individuals Full free recruitment agency service. Pick the services you require: management of the recruitment process from start to finish define & shape vacancy adverts manage the applications provide a pre-screening & selection service assist with interviews or simply provide a venue for interviews Advice on recruitment incentives Advice on funding for additional training requirements

21 Cash incentives Get financial support to help you take the step National Minimum Wage rates Youth Employment Grant 50% of NMW for 26 weeks Must be job seeker for less that 6 months years 25 hours+ per week JCP Employer Wage Incentive 50% of NMW for 26 weeks Must be job seeker for more than 6 months (Job Centre registered) 18 – 24 years £1, for 16 and 29 hours £2,275 for 30 hours or more

22 Cash incentives Get financial support to help you take the step List of qualifying courses Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance Level 3 Active Leisure and Learning and Well Being Level 3 Creative Levels 2 and 3 Customer Service Level 3 Facilities/Services Management Level 2 Food and Drink Operations Levels 2 and 3 Horticulture Levels 2 and 3 Hospitality Levels 2 and 3 Retail Levels 2 and 3 Travel Services Level 2 and 3 Legacy 2014 Employer Recruitment Incentive Additional £1500 Modern apprenticeships in specific frameworks years Linked to sport or culture

23 Cash incentives Get financial support to help you take the step Eligibility criteria year olds who have been looked after and are eligible for after care support from their Local Authority year olds who have a significant role in looking after someone else who is experiencing illness or disability year olds who have been convicted or cautioned for a criminal offence but have completed their sentence. Employer Recruitment Incentive for targeted young people Additional £1500 if sustained employment include a Modern Apprenticeship years additional tailored support from expert organisation

24 Hear from a successful business who has accessed support Christine McGrory MSc. BSc Creator of The Key and Serial Entrepreneur MSc. in Corporate Leadership from Napier University in Edinburgh BSc in Chemistry Studied at Goizueta Business School, Atlanta Involved in Schools’ enterprise programmes, entrepreneurship talks in Scottish schools and universities Mentor for the Scottish Enterprise, Women into Business initiative Volunteer work with local clubs and schools delivering her magical Relax & Yoga Kids classes Christine received recognition from the Queen in 2000 for her work in the community and was voted one of Scotland's most influential women in 2006 by the Herald.

25 Thank you Connect with us... Sign up to the a Place to Work employer network here or online... /place2grow /place2grow / East Renfrewshire Business Network

26 Q and A: ask the expert

27 Thank you Connect with us... Sign up to the a Place to Work employer network here or online... /place2grow /place2grow / East Renfrewshire Business Network

28 Thank you David Atkinson ERCC Board Member Are you a member of the Chamber? See you at the Christmas Lunch 5 December 2013 Redhurst Hotel

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