New opportunity

Angus businesses can now get up to £2000 when they take on any young apprentice.

The Employer Recruitment Incentive (ERI) is delivered by Skills Development Scotland – Scotland’s skills body – and supported by the Scottish Government.

Eligibility for ERI has been broadened, it provides businesses with a cash injection when they employ any 16-19 year old as an apprentice or offer an apprenticeship to anyone 20 years or over who has been unemployed for a short period.

Damien Yeates, Chief Executive of Skills Development Scotland said: “We hope this will encourage more employers to offer our young people that opportunity.”

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