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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-07950: Forbes, Kate (Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 9 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what support it provides to recruit modern apprentices in rural areas.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 16 March 2017

In direct response to feedback from providers and in recognition of the additional costs for delivering in rural areas, from April 2017 Skills Development Scotland will introduce a new rural supplement for training providers.

This new supplement will offer between £250 to £1,000 in addition to the existing apprenticeship funding to support delivery in rural areas of Scotland.