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Briefing Event Creative Employment Programme. Wednesday 30 th January 2013. Access to matched funds. Various national and regional employer subsidies available that you can match with funds via the Creative Employment Programme. Creative Employment Programme. Slide 2. Youth Contract

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Briefing event creative employment programme

Briefing EventCreative Employment Programme

Wednesday 30th January 2013

Access to matched funds
Access to matched funds

Various national and regional employer subsidies available that you can match with funds via the Creative Employment Programme.

Creative Employment Programme

Slide 2

Access to matched funds1

Youth Contract


GM Top-Up


Creative Employment Programme

£ tbc





NAS employer Incentive


Access to matched funds

Creative Employment Programme

Slide 4

Budgeting for an apprentice
Budgeting for an apprentice


Employers must meet legal minimum wage levels

but many offer a higher salary

There is a special apprenticeship national minimum wage which is £2.60 per hour.

Generally, employers of creative apprentices in Manchester have offered at least the standard national minimum wage which is:

£6.19 per hour – 21 years and over

£4.98 per hour - 18 to 20 years

£3.68 per hour - 16-17 years

Creative Employment Programme

Slide 5

Budgeting for an apprentice1
Budgeting for an apprentice

College Tuition Fees:

Free for those aged 16-19 years old.

Over 19 - the employer is asked to fund 10% of the costs of a particular pathway.

E.g.: for Creative Apprentices just under

£500 for level 2 and

£700 for level 3 courses

Creative Employment Programme

Slide 6


Referral routes including local volunteering initiatives, your own activities with young people

JobCentre Plus and Work Programme Providers

Other charities working to help people get closer to the labour market

Creative Employment Programme

Slide 7


Open minded approach – draw from your FJF experiences

Consider innovative approaches to get the best from your candidate

Long list - competency based recruitment methodologies

Use the Employer Suite

Consider joint recruitment days

Creative Employment Programme

Slide 8

Link with other programmes
Link with other programmes

Provide volunteering opportunities and work experience

Get Britain Working Strategy

The Youth Contract

Slide 9

Creative Employment Programme

Get britain working the pre work programme
Get Britain Working The Pre –Work Programme

  • ‘Working Together’ - volunteering

  • Work Experience

  • Work Clubs

  • New Enterprise Allowance

Creative Employment Programme

Slide 10

Sarah elderkin
Sarah Elderkin

Culture Team

Manchester City Council

0161 234 4241

Contact Details Slide 11