YPEPS placements are funded for an agreed period, usually 6 months. Placements will usually be funded at a maximum 50 percent by Coventry City Council, for 30 hours per week at the National Minimum Wage. Each placement should also include elements of training and job search activities, to benefit the placed individual. The remaining salary costs must be funded by the employer. This contribution can be paid from your own funds, or by utilising other incentive schemes, as available from public and private sources, to encourage employers to employ young people. Our staff are very happy to give you free advice on potential sources of such funding.
What Coventry City Council offer to an Employer:
1. We will work in partnership with employers to provide the paid opportunity, usually as either as a six month placement, or a year long apprenticeship.
2. We will provide a short list of potential candidates for you to interview for a position, once the first sifting of candidates has been carried out by us.
3. We have an open door policy, where advice, guidance and support is given on any queries that may arise during the course of the placement/ apprenticeship
4. Coventry City Council will pay the employers national insurance where evidence of payment is provided. (This applies to six month placements only)
Completion of an application does not guarantee we can pay toward a placement. Funds for YPEPS are limited. New placements will be subject to funds being available at the time of recruitment. Let us know if you need any assistance or have any questions.
- Must be a young person resident in the city of Coventry, please note that young people who are residents of Warwickshire and elsewhere cannot apply for this scheme.
- Must be aged between 16 and 24 years old and not in education, employment or training
- May include young people who are a Care Leaver and are being supported by Coventry City Council and its partner agencies.
- May include young people who have a disability and are being supported by Coventry City Council and its partner agencies.
- May include young people who are recovering from mental ill health and are being supported by Coventry City Council and its partner agencies.
- May include young people who have a recent criminal conviction and are being supported by Coventry City Council and its partner agencies.
- May include young people who have another specific barrier preventing them from finding a job.
- We may have ‘enhanced’ options available, to allow specific ‘non-competitive’ matches between an employer and a young person, where the young person has identifiable barriers that are making it hard for them to find a job. Please contact our team if you wish to discuss this option with us. These options are strictly considered, on a case by case basis, by Coventry City Council.
- Funding is not guaranteed in advance and is only allocated when there is a successful match between the employer and a prospective candidate. If a successful match cannot be found the funding for a Placement will be allocated to other employers.
- There is no guarantee that further Placements will be made to the same employer in future years, once a Placement has been completed.
Visit http://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/2000696/job_shop/1881/support_for_employers to find out more information about the Job Shop and its support services to local businesses.
Completed application forms, along with a Job Description for the proposed post, should be forwarded to The Placement Team:
Civic Centre 4, Floor 12
Much Park Street
Tel: 02476 831721