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OrganisationServices OfferedWebsiteTelephone No.
Employability CEISJob Creationwww.ceis.org.uk/ceis-ayrshire-employability01294 322707
Jobcentre Plus18-24 year olds who have been unemployed and claiming benefits for 6 months and / or are engaged in the Work Programme of Work Choice. All employers (excluding Central Government, Non Governmental Public Bodies and their Executive Agencies). Employers claim the incentive 26 weeks after the young person starts work (small employers - under 50 employees - can claim part payment after 8 weeks. Local providers: Working Links Jim Baird 07837 990 825 jim.baird@workinglinks.co.uk Ingeus Elaine O’Neill 0800 321 3160 eoneill@ingeus.co.ukwww.dwp.gov.uk/youth-contract/key-initiatives/wage-incentives/
North Ayrshire CouncilRecruitment incentives may be available to support someone who is currently unemployed and seeking employment. A wage subsidy may be available to support the creation of a new and additional job www.northayrshire.com/%5Ceconomic_development%5Cemployability.aspx01294 225121
RemployRemploy Employer Wage Incentive for recruiting 18 – 24 year olds In addition to our fast and effective recruitment solution, employers could also benefit from a cash incentive of up to £2,275 when they recruit their next employee aged 18 – 24 with a health conditions and/or disability through Remploy. Details of payment structure below. • Clients must have a health condition and/or disability • £2,275 for employment offers of 30 hours or more per week • £1,137.50 for employment offers of 16 and 29 hours per week • Incentive can be claimed when the employee has been employed for 26 weeks however, businesses with less than 50 employees can claim a part payment eight weeks after the employee starts work. To find out more please visit our website or contact one of the Remploy Ayrshire Employment Advisors as detailed below: Hazel Brownlie: e mail: hazel.brownlie@remploy.co.uk Mobile: 07824350049 Lesley Quinn: e mail: lesley.quinn@remploy.co.uk Mobile: 07766497372 Michael Lopez: e mail: Michael.lopez@remploy.co.uk Mobile: 07827954810 www.remploy.co.uk/employment-services/employers/wage-incentive-scheme.ashx
Skills Development ScotlandIn support of the 2014 Commonwealth Games there are a limited number of Employer Recruitment Incentive (ERI) payments available to employers who want to recruit Modern Apprentices (MAs). Over the next two years (until March 2015), Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will continue to deliver a £1,500 incentive for 16-19 year-olds undertaking a Modern Apprenticeship in selected frameworks, where possible this can be linked to a sporting or cultural event but this is not mandatory. This Employer Recruitment Incentive will provide employment opportunities for young people across Scotland to ensure a lasting legacy from the 2014 Games. In 2012-13, the initiative supported 426 people through its Commonwealth Games strand and 101 people through its Targeted Young People strand.www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/our-services/employer-recruitment-incentive/
South Ayrshire CouncilEmployer Recruitment Incentives Funding is available to support the recruitment of Modern Apprentices and unemployed young people aged 16-25 and facing barriers to employment. For further details contact the Employability and Skills team on: 01292 612301 www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/employability01292 612301
WEA ScotlandWEA Scotland as a 3rd sector organisation can direct employers to avail of the Scotland Employer Recruitment Incentive (SERI) which is an incentive committed to helping unemployed young people with additional support needs aged 16-29yrs into sustainable employment (including MA’s) and to encourage and support micro and small businesses (Employers) to recruit and sustain young MA’s aged 16- 24yrs into their workplace and 16-24yrs with barriers to employment. Under the SERI funding initiative WEA can provide further personal and training support for the young person in their first few weeks of employment. www.weascotland.org.uk01563 522551