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Is Funding different in Scotland?

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In Scotland, businesses pay apprentices’ salaries and Our Skillsforce (under Skills Development Scotland) contributes towards the cost of the training. Businesses contributes the rest.

Other sources of funding:

Commonwealth Games skills legacy − payments of £1,500 for 16 to 19 year olds who undertake a Modern Apprenticeship in a sports or 2014 Games-related discipline.

Employer Recruitment Incentive  − employers can receive a payment of £1,500 when they take on a young person aged 16-29 who is facing significant challenges.

Adopt an Apprentice - Adopt an Apprentice is a Scottish scheme offering a financial incentive to take on an apprentice. This payment helps cover the wage and recruitment costs of taking on a Modern Apprentice who has been made redundant from another employer.

For employers willing to take on a redundant apprentice a payment of £2,000 will be awarded; employers in the oil and gas industry will receive £5,000.

To read the guidelines or download the application form, visit Provider Central. Find out more at Our Skillsforce.

 

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