Glasgow Guarantee

Support provided by Glasgow Guarantee Glasgow City Council

What does this involve?

This free employment programme helps match businesses looking for candidates with Glasgow residents looking for work.

Support is provided to Glasgow businesses that are recruiting for future employees, and job opportunities are made available to Glasgow residents who are (at least one of the following):

  • unemployed
  • underemployed (in part-time work or on a zero hours contract)
  • about to leave school or college

Business that are recruiting staff can benefit from: 

  • financial support through a wage subsidy
  • access to a pool of work-ready job candidates
  • access to additional training funds

Candidates looking for a new job can benefit from:

  • instant access to a large number of permanent Glasgow vacancies and modern apprenticeship opportunities 
  • full support and assistance from your local employability provider
  • jobs that run for a minimum of 2 years
  • being paid the Glasgow Living wage

Am I eligible?

Eligible businesses must:

  • be based within the Glasgow City Council boundary
  • employ fewer than 250 employees
  • be a private company, social enterprise or third sector organisation
  • hold current public and employers' liability insurance – you'll need to show evidence of this before requests are approved
  • intend to recruit for a new full-time post(s) within the next 18 months
  • be able to provide payslips, payroll run and business bank statements that show payments to staff
  • agree to only recruit from the Glasgow guarantee pool of candidates
  • not have any outstanding debt to Glasgow City Council
  • be up to date with with non-domestic rates payments 

Eligible job candidates must live within the Glasgow City boundary. You cannot be part of any other training or employment programme.

Candidates must also be: 

  • an unemployed Glasgow resident 
  • working with an approved local employability provider
  • about to leave school or college within the next 3 months

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Glasgow businesses looking for job candidates and eligible Glasgow residents looking for work.

How long does this take?

A business support officer will contact you within 5 working days after you submit an enquiry.

Next steps

Visit the Glasgow Guarantee website for more information and to submit an enquiry. 

Support provided by Glasgow Guarantee Glasgow City Council

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