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Employment recruitment incentives

Applications for recruitment incentives must be submitted (at least 1 week) before employment starts. Due to funding rules we cannot support employees who have started employment.

North Ayrshire Council offers the following incentives to employers for the creation of new positions:

North Ayrshire Apprenticeship Scheme

50% wage subsidy for 9 months (based on minimum wage for age).

Criteria

  • North Ayrshire resident aged 16 to 24 years
  • unemployed and not on the Work Programme (Ingeus, Working Links)
  • 35 hours per week (extra hours funded by employer)
  • training provider in place to deliver Modern Apprentice framework

16 to 29 Employer Recruitment Incentive

50% wage subsidy for 6 months (based on minimum wage for age)

Criteria

  • North Ayrshire resident aged 16 to 29 years
  • unemployed and not on the Work Programme (Ingeus, Working Links)
  • 25 to 40 hours per week (extra hours funded by employer)

Graduate Incentive

50% wage subsidy for 6 months (based on minimum wage for age)

Criteria

  • North Ayrshire resident aged 16 to 29 years
  • underemployed/unemployed and not on the Work Programme (Ingeus, Working Links)
  • 25 to 40 hours per week (extra hours funded by employer)
  • graduate qualification

30+ Employer Recruitment Incentive 

50% wage subsidy for 6 months (based on minimum wage for age)

Criteria

  • North Ayrshire resident aged 30 or over
  • unemployed and not on the Work Programme (Ingeus, Working Links)
  • 25 to 40 hours per week (extra hours funded by employer)
  • the prospective employee must match 2 employability barriers (please contact us for a list)

More information

Please contact us before employing someone. We may not be able to accept your application if there is no funding available at the time.

You will need to provide a completed grant application form and supporting documents at least 1 week before employment starts.

Contact Economic Growth - Employability Team

Email

Telephone

01294 324949

Address

Employability Team, Economic Growth, Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE