Business Support

Recruiting for a business

Recruiting and retaining staff to help your business grow and develop can often be a challenge. Through the Glasgow Guarantee programme, our Business Advisers can help you recruit a young person or graduate and assist with paying part of the salary. This commitment can help lay the foundations for growing and expanding your business.

What is the Glasgow Guarantee?

The Glasgow Guarantee is for small to medium sized businesses based within the Glasgow City Council boundary (paying Council Tax to Glasgow City Council) that are looking to recruit staff.

It can help with the costs of recruiting a young unemployed person under 20 years old to gain a job with training or a Modern Apprenticeship. It can also help you to recruit workless adults aged 20-29; 50 years plus; Armed Forces Veterans and unemployed graduates who have graduated within the previous 12 months.

Case Study

Read our case study on Swipii, a successful Glasgow digital loyalty and marketing company who have taken on staff through the Glasgow Guarantee programme.


To be eligible for support, your business must:

  • be based within Glasgow City Council boundary;
  • employ less than 250 people

Further, the job you offer must:

  • pay a minimum of £4.10 per hour for young people under 20 years old;
  • pay the current Glasgow living wage rate of £8.45 per hour for over 20 year olds;
  • pay a minimum wage of £16,000 (50% financial support available) for graduates;
  • be new and additional to your business;
  • be a minimum of 25 hours per week to a maximum of 40 hours per week

Register Now

Register your business by submitting a business enquiry via the link below and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your business needs: