Recruitment, Training & Workforce Development Funding
There are a number of schemes and incentives that can help support towards the cost of recruitment, training, and continuing professional development of your current team.
Edinburgh's Employer Recruitment Incentives (EERI)
Employers from all sectors are eligible for EERI and there is no restriction on the size of employer. You could recieve up to £6,000 towards the cost of employing for a newly created job or apprenticehip.
Adopt an Apprentice
The scheme gives a financial incentive which helps you cover the wage and recruitment costs of taking on an apprentice who has been made redundant from another employer. Take on a Modern or Graduate Apprentice on the same apprenticeship to complete their training and get £2,000 to help cover wage and recruitment costs.
Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF)
The Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) supports businesses in Scotland to upskill and reskill employees to meet their own organisational skills gaps and training requirements. Funding is available to UK Apprenticeship levy-payers and non-levy paying SMEs in Scotland
Data Skills Credits for Employers
Data Skills Credits (DSC) are funding of between £500 and £5,000 towards the cost of data related training for organisations with workforce in South East Scotland. You can apply for up to £500 per employee, for a maximum of 10 employees.
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) contributes to the costs of training and assessing Modern Apprentices. In most cases, they pay the learning provider you choose to deliver the apprenticeship. The level of contribution depends on the age of the apprenticeship, qualification level and sector.
Graduate Apprentice learning costs are now funded by the Scottish Funding Council(this will open in a new window) and Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)(this will open in a new window). Funding covers the full duration of the programme. Graduate Apprentices apply directly to SAAS for funding.
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