Finding new staff

No matter what type of role you want to fill, there is an abundance of talent waiting to be snapped up.


Taking on an apprentice can greatly benefit your business as they bring new ideas, skills and energy to your company and could potentially become a full-time employee.

Find out all about apprenticeships, including funding and regulations here > 

Traineeships, supported internships and Industry Placements

There are a variety of long-term programmes that you can get involved with to support young people with specific work experience and training opportunities.

All bring similar benefits to your business; the opportunity to help bridge the gap between study and work, contribute to your local community and raise your business profile.  It also allows you to gain fresh perspectives, create a recruitment channel for job opportunities and provide management experience to your existing team.

Find out more on these options here >

Work experience

Work experience is an opportunity for you to introduce young people to the reality of working life, while benefiting from their ideas and hard work. Offering work experience can help you to develop your own talent, young people who grow along with your company, potentially turning into loyal employees.

Read more on work experience here >

Post your vacancies in the job area on the Buckinghamshire Business First website, these will soon be shown automatically on our new Buckinghamshire Skills Hub website, where young people will go to look for work experience, internship, apprenticeships, and part/full time jobs.

Ex-services personnel

The Ministry of Defence’s Career Transition Partnership (CTP) connects a wide range of experienced, trained and skilled ex-service people with employers.

Over 14,000 service leavers come on to the civilian job market through the CTP every year. They include engineers, technicians, trainers, administrators, IT managers, drivers, chefs, nurses, pilots, operations managers, facilities managers, project managers and communications experts.

The benefits of hiring ex-service personnel are numerous, ranging from their leadership qualities, self-discipline and motivation, to their teamwork, communication and planning skills. They are used to working under pressure, taking responsibility and getting a job done right the first time.

Advertising a Job

Post your vacancies in the job area on the Buckinghamshire Business First website, these will soon be shown automatically on our new Buckinghamshire Skills Hub website, where people will soon be going to look for all types of opportunities.

Find a Job is a government service that enables you to advertise jobs and search for jobseekers whose CVs match your needs.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme helps businesses to innovate and grow. It does this by linking them with a university and a graduate to work on a specific project.

A KTP is part-funded by a grant. The amount businesses need to contribute is different for SMEs and larger companies.

By participating in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships you can:

  • Access qualified people to spearhead new projects
  • Access experts who can help take your business forward
  • Develop innovative solutions to help your business grow
  • Improve your productivity

Find out more here >