Recruitment Grant Available for Hiring Customs Coordinators

For a limited time, HMRC are offering freight forwarders who complete Customs declarations on behalf of their clients, a recruitment grant of up to £13,000 per recruit, to cover the associated costs of hiring a new employee. This includes the employee’s gross salary costs for the first 3 months of employment.

The grant includes funding for recruitment advertising & marketing, recruitment agency introduction fees, application review & interview time and also the on-boarding process.

As a leading recruiter to the shipping & freight sector, we are delighted to be able to promote this available funding, and although companies need to apply directly using the below link:

the team at SDW are more than happy to assist you in completing your application, provide all evidence of costs incurred etc… and support you throughout the process, ensuring HMRC have everything they need in order to progress your application & release the funds.

So, whether you chose our full traditional recruitment placement service, or one of our online recruitment advertising solutions, you can claim back all the costs, plus the successful candidate’s first 3 months’ salary.

If this is of interest, you need to act now so you do not miss out, as applications close on 31st January 2020, or earlier if the funding is fully allocated.

For further information please visit or contact Steve Wyeth @ SDW on 023 8033 6633 or email