Soirbheas Apprenticeship Grant Scheme

Who is the scheme open to? The scheme will be open to businesses and social enterprises who wish develop or expand their business, provide new products or services or would like to increase their workforce by employing a modern apprentice (aged 16 – 24* at the start of the programme) to achieve a nationally recognised/ industry standard qualification to, at least, SVQ level 3.

The scheme aims to support businesses that can demonstrate a strong commitment to hosting a modern apprenticeship and providing a supportive pathway. Funding is available to fund up to 50% of the salary costs for up to 3 years and any up to £1,000 for specific equipment.

In addition, the business must have all the below in place:

  • Appropriate health and safety procedures.
  • Adequate equipment and skills to provide the range of training required.
  • Employees and public liability insurance.
  • Registration of the apprentice with the appropriate skills body (if relevant).

The business must be largely based or serve Glen Urquhart or Strathglass and the apprentice must also reside in either Glen Urquhart or Strathglass.

The next deadline for Apprenticeship Grants is on 2nd May 2019.

Prior to submitting a grant application, please first read the Apprenticeship Scheme Grant Guidance below or contact Carol Masheter, Community Development Officer to discuss your proposal. 

Soirbheas Apprenticeship Grant Scheme Guidance

Apprenticeship Application – Doc
Apprenticeship Application – PDF

Apprenticeship Leaflet (for young people)
Apprenticeship Leaflet (for Employers)