Adopt an Apprentice is a financial incentive for employers to take on an apprentice who have been made redundant.
You can now get up to £5,000 for employing a redundant apprentice through a new service provided by Skills Development Scotland.
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, or £5,000 for apprentices in the Oil and Gas sector.
All sectors are eligible and adopting an apprentice can have benefits for you, your business and the local economy.
You’ll pay your Modern Apprentice’s wages, with support from Adopt an Apprentice to cover costs.
The Apprentice must continue with their employment and their apprenticeship for a minimum of 12 consecutive months or, if it is shorter, until they have successfully completed their apprenticeship.
How long does this take?
You’ll work with a training provider to access the funding. Once the training provider has made the application and it has been reviewed, the whole process takes around 30 working days.
You can find out more at apprenticeships.scot