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Recruitment support for hospitality employers

About the hospitality paid training initiative

If you're an employer in Jersey’s hospitality industry, then we can help you recruit and train locally-qualified jobseekers.

The hospitality paid training initiative will fund trainees’ wages and Social Security contributions for up to four weeks at minimum wag​e. The trainee must be a locally-qualified jobseeker with little or no previous experience in the industry.

Hospitality paid training opportunities

Funding will cover up to four weeks' wages (for between 25 to 40 hours per week) up to a maximum value of £1,278.00 ​per candidate. 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 four weeks that 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 to address any concerns or queries that you may have and ensure that the candidate’s training meets minimum standards.

Training standards for funded roles

As an employer, under the hospitality 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, the hospitality paid training initiative will fast-track locally-qualified jobseekers who have worked in the industry before (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 447411 or by email.


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