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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Financial support to train employees

About the Paid Training Initiative

If you're an employer in Jersey, we can help you recruit and train locally-qualified jobseekers.
The Paid Training Initiative will fund trainees’ wages and Social Security contributions for up to 12 weeks at minimum wage.
The trainee must be a locally-qualified jobseeker with little or no previous experience in the specified job role or industry.

Paid Training opportunities

Funding will cover up to 12 weeks' wages (for up to 40 hours per week). This is based on minimum wage plus the employer’s Social Security contributions.
You can claim the funding for any candidates recruited through Back to Work who receive the required level of support and training.
During the training period the candidate's salary is covered, both you and the candidate will be given support by a Back to Work advisor.
The advisor will help address any concerns or queries that you may have and ensure that the candidate’s training meets the minimum agreed standards.

Training standards for funded roles

As an employer, under the Paid Training Initiative you need to:

  • make sure each candidate works through a structured training programme for the duration of the training period
  • make sure the candidate receives support from an allocated “buddy” for the duration of the training period
  • provide feedback to the candidate and Back to Work on the progress the candidate's making throughout the training period

Recruiting experienced staff

If you would prefer to employ experienced staff, we will fast-track locally-qualified jobseekers who have the relevant skills and experience (but who will not be eligible for the paid training opportunities).
We'll carefully match jobseekers to your requirements, so you can select the right candidate for your needs.

How to apply

Contact Back to Work on +44 (0) 1534 444444 or by email.

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