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.