Employer Recruitment Incentive
Employers are being given an added incentive
to help a young person, who may be facing significant challenges,
Over the next two years (until March 2015), Employer Recruitment
Incentive (ERI) payments of £1,500 will be made available to
employers who recruit a targeted young person (TYP) as a Modern
Apprentice (MA) or into employment of 15 hours or more per
This could be someone aged 16-24 with a disability, who is leaving
care or who is a carer themselves. Or it could be an ex-offender
who has been convicted or cautioned for a criminal offence and has
completed their sentence.
This initiative is open to any employer in any sector, who will be
offered support from an expert agency in addition to the funding.
The organisations, which include Barnardos and Action for Children,
have extensive experience working with young people in these areas
and can help with coaching, mentoring, advice to staff and
If you are an employer interested in recruiting a targeted young
person visit Our Skillsforce.
2014 Commonwealth Games Employer Recruitment Incentive
In support of the 2014 Commonwealth Games there are a limited
number of Employer Recruitment Incentive (ERI) payments available
to employers who want to recruit Modern Apprentices (MAs).
Over the next two years (until March 2015), Skills Development
Scotland (SDS) will continue to deliver a £1,500 incentive for
16-19 year-olds undertaking a Modern Apprenticeship in selected
frameworks, where possible this can be linked to a sporting or
cultural event but this is not mandatory.
This Employer Recruitment Incentive will provide employment
opportunities for young people across Scotland to ensure a lasting
legacy from the 2014 Games. In 2012-13, the initiative supported
426 people through its Commonwealth Games strand and 101 people
through its Targeted Young People strand.
Find out more on Our