What is Employability Fund Scotland?

The Employability Fund supports young people towards employment through a number of local training programmes. It responds to the needs of employers and local labour markets to provide young people with real life work experience.

What does Skills Development Scotland do?

Skills Development Scotland works directly with employers across Scotland, providing trusted advice that helps employers invest in existing skills, develop new talent using equal and inclusive recruitment, and get the right products to grow their business.

Is the Kickstart scheme available in Scotland?

The UK Government’s Kickstart scheme will give young people in Scotland the support they need at this difficult time. It will provide them with skills for the future and improve their chances of finding long term work.

Has Kickstart scheme ended?

Kickstart Scheme applications closed at midday on 17 December 2021 . It is not possible to: apply for a new Kickstart Scheme grant. add more jobs to an existing grant agreement.

How do you get funded by Seta?

Mandatory Grants are paid by the MICT SETA to companies who are eligible to receive funding. They are calculated at 20% of an employer’s 1% skills levy. To claim back the 20% as a mandatory grant employers have to submit a Workplace Skills Plan and an Annual Training Report before 30 April every year.

How are apprenticeships funded in Scotland?

UK Government apprenticeship levy The UK government introduced a UK wide apprenticeship levy in April 2017. Employers will pay 0.5% of an annual pay bill of more than £3 million. We will use Scotland’s share of the levy to support skills, training and employment.

Do Saas fund apprenticeships?

Graduate Apprenticeships Graduate Apprentice learning costs are now funded by Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). Funding covers the full duration of the programme. Graduate Apprentices will apply directly to SAAS for their funding.

What are meta-skills SDS?

Meta-skills are behavioural / cognitive skills, rather than competency- based skills and are developed through experience. 5. SDS has been working to create a meta-skills framework, highlighting those skills considered to be important for individuals to develop across their learner journey.

Will Kickstart scheme be replaced?

As of October 2021, it is reported that 4/5th of the target posts has been created, with 200,000 jobs available, 77,000 have been filled, it was announced that the scheme will be extended until the end of March 2022.

Is Kickstart scheme getting extended?

The Government has announced an extension to the Kickstart Scheme, allowing businesses to provide government-funded job placement opportunities to young people. The extension gives employers until 17th December 2021 to submit the Kickstart Grant application, and recruitment activities are extended to 31st March 2022.

What grants are offered by the SETA?

SETAs develop sector skills plans that cover the entire economy, and they implement the plans by promoting and funding learnerships, apprenticeships, skills programs, bursaries, and internships.

What should the employability fund provider expect from SDS CIAG?

The Employability Fund Provider should expect an encrypted and password protected copy of the EFEC to be sent by email by SDS CIAG with the following statement: “I hereby confirm that *insert individual’s name* has given consent for SDS to transfer personal data to *insert organisation referred to*.

How is employability support changing in Scotland?

Employability support in Scotland is changing. No One Left Behind is the strategy for placing people at the centre of the design and delivery of employability services.

What does Skills Development Scotland do for employers?

Skills Development Scotland works directly with employers across Scotland, providing trusted advice that helps employers invest in existing skills, develop new talent using equal and inclusive recruitment, and get the right products to grow their business. Our work with employers

What does the Employers’Association of Scotland do?

Build and maintain fair, equal and inclusive workplaces that attract and retain talent from across all of Scotland’s communities.