Kirkcaldy MSP urges town employers to apply for apprenticeship grant
Kirkcaldy MSP David Torrance has urged employers in the town and surrounding areas to apply for the Apprenticeship Employer Grant.
Marking Scottish Apprenticeship Week, which runs until March 7, he is encouraging employers to make the most of the fund which would provide £5,000 for taking on or upskilling a 16 to 24-year old apprentice for those aged up to 29 years who are disabled, care leavers and minority ethnic and £3,500 for taking on or upskilling an apprentice over 25.
The fund closes on March 25 or until funding levels are exceeded.
He said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the jobs and opportunities available for young people and employers have faced incredible challenges due to the pandemic – that’s why we have introduced the Apprenticeship Employer Grant.
“I am encouraging local businesses in the Kirkcaldy constituency to register for the scheme and take on apprentices – creating jobs and teaching our young people new skills.