Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Blue Orchid Placement Programme

Are you a Merseyside SME? Would you like to have a high calibre candidate free of charge on a placement scheme? Courtesy of The Mentorprise Programme from BLUE ORCHID, you can and for FREE, through European Social Funding (ESF)

This Free Service can provide you with the opportunity to utilise a fresh, enthusiastic and qualified person and their skills. The programme enables the candidate to gain valuable work based experience and entrepreneurial skills, which I am sure you will know is the hardest thing to obtain once you have finished your course or degree, but in most cases can make all the difference in starting your career.

If you feel this is something you would like to take part in, we can source a suitable candidate to fit in with your companies’ team of staff. You can take placement of the candidate for a period of up to 12weeks. There is no charge to you and in addition, at the end of the 12 weeks if you feel the candidate has proved that they are indispensable and you wish to offer them a permanent position, there is no transfer fee and it may be possible for funding to be obtained to pay for additional training*.

To enable Blue Orchid to provide this service to you there are criteria that we need to meet in accordance with the ESF requirements, these include:

· An onsite visit and completion of a brief Health and Safety questionnaire by Mentorprise Staff

· A photocopy of the Host Companies Liability Insurance provided

· A photocopy of the Host Companies designated mentors wage slip (to match funding and provide evidence of legitimacy of the company)

If you would like to discuss further any details of the Mentorprise Programme, please contact me where I will be more than happy answer any questions you may have.

If you would like to be sent updated details of the candidates available for an industry based placement please feel free to contact me at any stage and I will be happy to provide you with this information.

I appreciate that at the moment your company may not in a position to take part in the programme, but in the future if you would like to offer a placement to a candidate or graduate, or maybe use the facility as a FREE way of recruiting a permanent member of staff, then please contact me by either email or phone.

Paul Brunskill

Mentorprise Placement Officer

0151 284 7728



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