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SDS Grants & Support for Employers

SDS has shared a summary document which details support available for Employers at this time, this can be downloaded here.

In addition, applications are now open for the SDS Apprenticeship Employer Grant, a new Scottish Government initiative developed in response to the pandemic.   All information and grant conditions with FAQs, guidance and a link to the application form can be accessed here.

Some key information about the Grant: 

·       £5,000 for employers taking on or upskilling a 16 to 24-year through a Modern of Graduate Apprenticeship, and for those aged up to 29 years who have a disability, are care experienced or are from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background.     

·       £3,500 for employers taking on or upskilling an individual aged 25 and over through a Modern or Graduate Apprenticeship.  

·       Applications are open to eligible employers where the apprenticeship start date was on or after 1st December 2020.  

·       Funding will be available for starts until 25th March 2021 or until funding levels are exceeded, whichever comes first.  

·       Funding can be accessed for up to 10 new starts per employer. 

To find out more about taking on a thermal apprentice and take advantage of these additional grants, get in touch with TICA via

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