CLOSED: Graduate Placement IP 2.1 & IP 2.2 project call in Liverpool City Region (OC22S19P1333)

Call to run a project which will support activity to improve the opportunities within SME's - providing placements, work experience and higher level apprenticeships in Liverpool City Region.

This call is now closed. Please do not submit an application for this call. The information provided on this page is for reference purposes only.


The activity should focus on the brokerage of opportunities between learners and employers to ensure that they have the work ready skills that employers need, including those employability skills set out in the Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth Plan for Employability.

This call also supports engaging businesses with Universities and Further Education providers and taking an active role in designing a higher levels skills system. The proposal is for projects to support businesses to take on more student and graduate recruitment and placement activity to ensure it meets local needs, has appropriate links between provider and employer and the skills system can respond to future higher-level skills needs (including Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships).

Through this Call we encourage consortia or partnership applications and the preference is to make one funding award.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the Liverpool City Region LEP Area.


Approximately £ 3.6m of funding is available.


Full application deadline: 30 May 2019

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 3 years and 6 months after the proposed start date.

How to apply

To apply for funding under this call you will need to complete and send the Full Application form to the email address provided in the call document. The guidance provides information to help you complete the form.

You are also advised to read the details in the call documents in order to produce an application that complies with the requirements and meets the needs set out in the Operational Programme. All this information, the related guidance and the European Social Fund Operational Programme can be found from our homepage.

Where to send completed applications

Completed Full Applications must be submitted to

Failure to send completed applications to this email address by the deadline in the call specification will be ineligible for consideration.

Contact details

Contact with queries linked to accessing or using the specification, forms, guidance etc.

No applications are to be sent to this email address. Completed applications must be sent to the email address provided in the ‘Where to send completed applications’ section above / Section 9 of the Call Specification.

Published 20 March 2019
Last updated 31 May 2019 + show all updates
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