For further information on all of these schemes, please contact Skills Development Scotland, Glasgow Commonwealth Apprenticeship Initiative, Glasgow Commonwealth Job Fund or your local AAT training provider.
- Apprenticeship funding: full funding for tuition costs for 16-19 year olds in Scotland. There has also been a recent announcement of a bidding round for apprenticeship funding for 20-24 year olds going into employment for the first time.
- ILAs: Individual learning agreements can make a useful annual contribution to tuition costs.
- Employer Recruitment Incentives: Recruit someone as an employee or a Modern Apprentice and you could receive up to £2000. To qualify for this incentive, businesses will have to employ an individual who has been unemployed or faced barriers in the past.
- Glasgow Commonwealth Apprenticeship Initiative: funding towards salary costs of school leaver apprentices who have registered with the scheme, attended school in Glasgow or have a Glasgow city postcode. Eligible school leavers must have registered with the scheme by September 2010 in order to be considered for funding.
- Glasgow Commonwealth Job Fund: funding towards salary costs of up to £6,500 for each new job created. Tackling youth unemployment and supporting the local economy are two key priorities for the Council and this scheme will be aimed at young people in Glasgow aged 18-24 who have been unemployed for more than 6 months.
- Flexible Training Opportunities: this scheme provides funding towards training costs for employers with less than 150 members of staff.
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