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Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce

graduate recruitment initiative

Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce

Chamber delivers new pilot to encourage SME growth – The Graduate Recruitment Incentive

Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce has been chosen as one of 4 Scottish Chamber areas for a new Scottish Government pilot taking place between Sep 2012 & March 2013, aimed at encouraging small, local businesses to employ a graduate. (Other areas include Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway). The Graduate Recruitment Incentive (GRI) is a payment of at least £3,000, available for employers that successfully employing a graduate into a new, permanent position.

graduate recruitment initiative Commenting on the new initiative Chamber Chief Exec’ Bob Davidson said “…. for companies based in Renfrewshire of 50 staff or less, this incentive of at least £3000 allows local businesses to grow by employing a graduate. We hope this incentive will encourage organisations from all sectors to create a new position for a graduate and help move their company forward. Combining this with the new Invest in Renfrewshire programme from Renfrewshire Council – there is great support available to reduce youth unemployment and grow the local economy”.

For information on the GRI please visit www.renfrewshirechamber.com or call Bob Grant on 0141 847 5455