Applications for the Apprentice Employer Grant have now closed. However, there's a range of help and support available to employers to take on an apprentice. 

Employers can get help towards the cost of an individual’s learning by taking on an apprentice. Find out about the employer support available.

There is currently enhanced funding of £5000 to take on a redundant apprentice through the Adopt an Apprentice scheme.

We also have support and guidance for businesses.

As part of the Young Person’s Guarantee and to support the Scottish Government’s No One Left Behind policy, employer recruitment incentives (ERIs) have been agreed between Scottish Government and local authorities.

For further information regarding ERIs and other types of support available for employers and young people please contact your Local Partnerships lead.

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