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North-east firms offered financial help with graduate recruitment


With skilled workers in high demand in a region with consistently low unemployment, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) is stepping in to help North-east businesses boost their graduate recruitment.

With smaller firms sometimes missing out in the clamour – nine out of 10 graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating – AGCC’s graduate recruitment initiative will allow these businesses to access £1,500 for each position created.

The scheme is being managed by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) on behalf of the Scottish Government, and aims to provide support to businesses with fewer than 50 employees to wengage with graduates and navigate the recruitment process.