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From 1st April 2019, Scotland's Employer Recruitment Incentive (SERI) will be operated by local authorities. This funding is a contribution towards the cost of taking on a young person in a new job or Modern Apprenticeship during their first 52 weeks of sustainable employment. It's an investment in young people with a view to helping businesses grow.
As a national minimum, it is expected that 25% of places allocated to local authorities will support young people who are care leavers, carers, ex-offenders or disabled.
Because SERI is now organised by local authorities rather than Skills Development Scotland, there may be changes to the fund, including the name, how much funding is available or how you can apply.
For the most up-to-date information on this kind of funding, please get in touch with your local authority. Download this list of relevant contact details to find out who to contact in your area.
You can apply via your local authority. Download our list of local authority contacts who can help.
Please let us know more about your business, its size and its location and we'll source help and access to any funding in your area or industry.
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