Businesses that express an interest in partnering with Council under Stream 2 will be required to submit a project and budget outline for consideration by the Hume Business and Jobs Recovery Working Group.
Stream 2 Proposals received from businesses that partner with local training provider with a Skills First contract or a Hume Learn Local provider for non-accredited training will be considered favourably. Note: A Skills First contract guarantees that the training provider has no quality or compliance issues.
The application must demonstrate a recruitment need, how the business plans to train the jobseeker e.g. as an apprentice or trainee, in house training. This training will be funded through existing Government packages, although preference will be given to programs with Hume Multiversity partners.
Applications will need to demonstrate the intent to hire and support unemployed jobseekers. Applications will be considered favourably if they hire unemployed jobseekers from the identified cohorts above.
Demonstrate a genuine commitment to ongoing employment of the employee.
Grants may not be used to replace an existing worker.
Utilised on a vacant position or new position which is ongoing in nature and commit to employing the individual for at least 12 months.
The business must commit to continuing to employ the apprentice/trainee for at least 12 months following completion of the apprenticeship/traineeship.
The business must engage with Councils Local Jobs for Local People Program to source Hume unemployed jobseekers.
Any conflict of interest needs to be clearly declared and outlined how it is going to be managed.
Due diligence will be undertaken by jobactives and employment service providers who undertake the relevant risk assessments and they are satisfied that the business is a safe and legitimate workplace for jobseeker/participant.
Businesses will be required to provide evidence of how the grants have been spent and/or provide evidence of achievement of each milestone and sustainable employment e.g. pay slips, wage records, training receipts etc.
Grants may not constitute 100% of an employee’s salary.
Priority will be given to industries and training that have strong prospects for employment within the city of Hume. These industries include, Building and Construction, Advanced Manufacturing, Food and Fibre, Circular Economy, Health and Community Care, Education, Cyber Security, Transport and Logistics and Visitor Economy.