Listed are some useful initiatives that may help you to retain your employee or assist them to move onto other work or training after completing their internship.

Local Employability Partnership lead contact details.

There are Employer Recruitment Incentives available to help with subsidising wage costs for a period if you are considering retaining your CJS employee beyond their CJS contract period.

Employer Recruitment Incentives

Scotland’s Employer Recruitment Incentive (SERI) continues to deliver the Scottish Government’s commitment to target support at unemployed young people experiencign the greatest barriers to employment, to enable them to obtain and remain in sustainable employment including Modern Apprenticeships. View more information and a list of local contacts.

Open Doors

A package of additional in-work support, funded by Scottish Government and delivered by an extended Open Doors Consortium is also available. With funding of up to £500 per young person for support via the Open Doors Consortium. This additional in-work support will be tailored to the needs of the individual, for example; training, mentoring, advising employers on specific health and safety issues in the workplace and job coaching. More information and contact details are available in a PDF download.

Local Authority wage subsidy programmes

Many councils operate wage subsidy programmes which are made available to small/medium local employer organisations. To find out more details and if your council offer a wage subsidy programme visit your local council website or check the MyGov website.