Scotland's Employer Recruitment Incentive (SERI)
9 May 2017
Scotland's Employer Recruitment Incentive (SERI) continues to
deliver the Scottish Government's (SGs) commitment to target
support at unemployed young people aged 16-29 with the greatest
barriers to employment. The Incentive has been developed to
integrate and link fully with the SG's existing employability and
skills programmes. The primary focus is on supporting disadvantaged
young people into employment.
The fund offers an employer a basic grant amount of £4,000 over
a period of 52 weeks. An employer who pays the living wage
will also be entitled to claim an additional payment of £500 at the
end of the 52 weeks. The payment plan is:
- After 4 Weeks - £600
- After 13 Weeks - £1,400
- After 52 Weeks - £2,000
- Total basic grant - £4,000
- Living Wage Bonus Payment - £500
An employer will be available to use the fund as a contribution
to the additional costs of recruiting and sustaining a young person
in employment, including a Modern Apprenticeship, for up to 52
weeks. The incentive could be utilised in several ways such
as for additional supervisory costs, training, initial travel to
work costs or wages. No single use is prescribed.
The funding could be used by the Employer to pay for specialist,
person-centred support. It is designed to help the young person
sustain the post past 52 weeks.
The incentive is available from 8 May 2017. All applications for
jobs starting within the Incentive period must be completed and
approved by 31 January 2018.
The incentive will be funded by the Scottish Government and
managed and administered by Skills Development Scotland and The
City of Edinburgh Council.
For more information or an application pack please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 0131 529