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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03123: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 22 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what support Skills Development Scotland offers to small and medium-sized enterprises to provide training for modern apprentices.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 30 September 2016

Skills Development Scotland offer a range of support to all employers recruiting a Modern Apprentice including small and medium sized employers. This includes support and guidance through their Employer Engagement Team, an Employer Helpline for those seeking specific advice and support to identify suitable training providers.

SME’s are also eligible for financial support though Scottish Employer Recruitment Incentive. This provides a contribution of up to £4000 to employers recruiting young people facing the greatest barriers to employment.