RENFREWSHIRE Chamber has been chosen as one of four Scottish Chamber areas for a new Scottish Government pilot running ’til 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.
Commenting on the new initiative, Chamber chief executive, Bob Davidson, said: “For companies based in Renfrewshire of 50 staff or less, this incentive of at least £3,000 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.”