Skills Development Scotland offers £2000 towards training and recruitment

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Published Date: 

16 Nov 2011 - 16:31

As you know, recruiting and training new staff can be extremely difficult during an economic downturn.


Luckily, there’s help available with the Employer Recruitment Incentive from Skills Development Scotland. The Employer Recruitment Incentive is part of our package of support for business and is supported by the Scottish Government and the European Social Fund.


Businesses can access up to £2,000 when they take on someone as an employee or Modern Apprentice who has gone through one of SDS’s pre-employment programmes, such as Get Ready for Work.


There are two levels of incentive depending on the size of the company.


  • For companies with 50 to 250 employees, a £1,000 incentive is available, while businesses with fewer than 50 staff qualify for an additional £1,000.


  • Employers with more than 250 staff are eligible for £1,000 when they take on an under 18 who has experienced some barriers to work.               


Click here to find out more and to watch a short film of how the Employer Recruitment Incentive has helped a small business take on a new recruit.


Getting involved couldn’t be easier. Just call SDS on 0800 783 6000 and we’ll guide you through the process from start to finish.