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Recruiting for a Business

Contact Business Support

  • Phone 0141 287 7282

What is it?

The Glasgow Guarantee, launched in September 2015, is the biggest programme of its kind in the UK.  A legacy of the Commonwealth Games, the £50 million Glasgow Guarantee programme offers a commitment that all sectors in the city will work together to make sure that local people are assisted into employment and training.

Over the past decade 9,000 local residents and more that 2,000 businesses have benefited from the Glasgow Guarantee - through jobs and training. 

Who is it for?

The Glasgow Guarantee makes it easy for people in the city who are looking for a job to gain direct access to vacancies and training.

For businesses who are seeking new employees it provides a direct route to an approved pool of available and job ready candidates - with financial support to help recruit and train.

What is the Eligibility Criteria?

To be eligible for support, your business must:

  • be based within Glasgow City Council boundary;
  • employ less than 250 people
  • are a private company, social enterprise or third sector organisation
  • hold current public and employers' liability insurance
  • intend to recruit for a new full time post(s) within the next 18 months
  • are able to show payslips, payroll run and business bank statements to show payments to staff
  • agree to only recruit from our pool of candidates 

All jobs offered through the scheme require businesses to pay candidates the Glasgow Living Wage (or a portion of it if they are under 20 years old).

How do I apply?

Please visit Glasgow Guarantee to register your business and a business adviser will be in touch.

Contact Business Support

  • Phone 0141 287 7282

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