Apprenticeship Employer Grant
Support for employers when taking on Modern or Graduate Apprentices
Whether it’s hiring someone new or developing an existing employee, apprenticeships can help provide the skills your business needs.
A new Apprenticeship Employer Grant has been made available to further support employers when taking on Modern or Graduate Apprentices within your business.
• £5,000 will be made available for employers taking on a 16 to 24-year-old apprentice, and for those aged up to 29 years who are either disabled, care leavers or Black and Minority Ethnic (BME)
• £3,500 will be made available for employers taking on an apprentice aged 25 or over
Funding will be available for eligible employers where the apprenticeship start date was on or after 1st December 2020.
More information and application details on the Apprenticeship Employer Grant email us now at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can be in touch when applications are open.
Transition Training Fund
Have you been made redundant since the 1st March 2020?
Is your job currently at risk or have you been made redundant at any time from the 1st March 2020?
If so, you could be eligible for financial support to access an industry-recognised qualification to help you retrain and redeploy your skills and gain employment? To be eligible you have to be facing redundancy or are currently unemployed and aged 25 or over.
The Transition Training Fund, from Skills Development Scotland (SDS), exists to help eligible individuals with the cost of retraining and up-skilling that will help you in your search for new employment. Whether it is in growth areas of the economy, such as digital and green technologies or towards the most exposed sectors including oil and gas, aviation, and tourism.
SDS Individual Training Accounts (ITA)
Are you looking to complete a training course to take your career to the next level or to gain employment after losing your job?
If so, you can get up to £200 towards the cost of a single training course or training episode per year with a SDS Individual Training Account. You can use the money to build the skills you need for a job, and because it isn’t a loan you don’t need to pay it back.
The current phase of the scheme is accepting new applications and will remain open until 28 February 2021 or until 28,000 applications have been accepted, whichever comes first.
Are you eligible?
ITA funding could be right for you if you’re
- Ages 16 or over
- Not in education or involved in any SDS funded programme
- Unemployed and looking to get back into work
- Employed, earning less than £22,000 per year and looking to progress in or change your job
- Resident in Scotland
To find out how to apply for ITA funding you can get in touch with us by calling us 0344 0128
To find out more about the wide range of courses we have available, visit our Courses page.