What is the Apprentice Employer Grant and how do I access it?
The Apprentice Employer Grant (AEG) is a £15m fund to help you recruit new apprentices as well as upskill existing employees who have moved into a new role and where the apprenticeship provides the means of upskilling for the new role.
The Scottish Government recognises the severe impact of the economic decline caused by COVID-19 on individuals and the consequences this has had on unemployment and employment opportunities.
The AEG is a one-off payment of £5,000 to recruit new apprentices or upskill existing employees who are aged 16-24, those aged up to 29 who are disabled, care experienced or from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background. There is also a one-off payment of £3,500 available for those aged 25 and over.
You must engage with a provider that is contracted by SDS to deliver Graduate and Modern Apprenticeship frameworks. The provider will administer the grant directly to you.
If you have not engaged with any SDS services or providers help and support is available from Apprenticeship.scot