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Employer Engagement Services

From multi-national companies to the shop-owner on the corner, DfC operates a tailored recruitment service across Northern Ireland that offers recruitment advice and support to employers.

A team of highly experienced staff can discuss and tailor a level of service to meet your needs from start to finish.

For large and public sector employers, the Strategic Employment Service offers a dedicated client executive account manager to understand your business, and draw together public sector partners and provision into a bespoke support agreement for your organisation.

This service is free to employers, and may include advice and guidance, advertisement and promotion of vacancies, CV sifting and interview facilities, access to a range of employment and disability support provision, bespoke events, and inclusion within employability and skills initiatives.

Department for Communities (DfC)
Skills Focus Programme

Support to develop the skills of your existing workforce.

Northern Ireland Regional Colleges
The Business Boost Programme

Providing businesses in Derry and Strabane District Council with free advice and mentoring to support growth.

Derry City and Strabane District Council
Alchemy Programme

Free bespoke one-to-one mentoring support from an experienced business adviser, to overcome a business challenge or to exploit a business growth opportunity.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition

Competition aimed at early and new start companies who want to raise equity - a maximum prize fund of €280,000 is available.

Connect to Success NI

Online system that enables employers to promote and advertise apprenticeship and work experience opportunities.

Department for the Economy (DfE)
Redundancy Service

Support service for employers making redundancies, providing tailored support to meet their needs and designed to equip their employees with the tools and information they will require when they re-enter the labour market.

Department for Communities (DfC)
Crescent IV Development Fund (ERDF)

A £54 million equity fund designed to help businesses in Northern Ireland accelerate their growth.

Crescent Capital
Growth Loan Fund II (ERDF)

Growth Loan Fund II (ERDF) is a £30 million loan fund designed to support established SMEs seeking access to growth finance.  Applicants will be NI based with an export focus and demonstrating growth or strong growth potential.  Loans are typically between £100,000 and £500,000.

Whiterock Capital Partners
Ambassador Workshop

Training to equip participants with the resources to interact and assist visitors to Northern Ireland and increase knowledge of the tourism product in Northern Ireland and within their specific tourism destination.

Tourism Northern Ireland