£5,000 Funding for Businesses Recruitng Apprentices

Friday 18 December 2020

The Scottish Government have announced funding of £5,000 if employers recruit an apprentice or up skill existing employees onto a Modern Apprenticeship if they are under the age of 25.

There is an employer incentive of £3,500 to upskill employees onto a Modern Apprenticeship if they are 25 years old and over.

For existing employees, the grant can be used if employees are in a new job role in the last four months and the apprenticeship programme is a means of developing skills, knowledge and competence.

There is a maximum of 10 grants per business and availability is limited. SDS will process applications on a first come first serve basis.

Recruitment of a  Modern Apprentice(from 1st December 2020)  – Business and Administration, Digital Marketing, I.T, Providing Financial Services, Digital Applications, Freight Logistics                                                                                                                                                                                                           


All age groups-

ICT ,Digital Marketing (employer contribution fee is applicable for 25 years +)

16-24  (an employer contribution fee is applicable for candidates over the age of 19 for some of these apprenticeships)

Business and Administration, Management, Digital Marketing, Digital Applications, I.T Diploma, Providing Financial Services , Freight Logistics.

25+ Priority Sectors Only –Management (an employer contribution fee is applicable)

Construction, Engineering, Finance, Transport and Logistics, Energy, Public Sector, Automotive, Creative, Food and Drink

For more information visit  SDS Additional funding for employers to take on an apprentice | Skills Development Scotland