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DGTAP offers a range of Employer Recruitment Incentives which subsidise the cost of wages whilst giving your businesses the financial space to train, develop and engage your new recruits.

Subject to terms and conditions, DGTAP delivers a range of Recruitment Incentives, which are detailed below.

The Young Persons Wage Incentive (YPWI)

The Young Persons Wage Incentive is administered through DGTAP in order to help reduce youth unemployment. The incentive assists young people aged between 16-24 who are currently inactive or unemployed by supporting them into employment and providing in work support, ensuring employees have access to further training and development.

In addition to the in work support offered, the hiring employer will receive an incentive paid in block instalments paid in intervals based on the recruits sustainment in post.

Pathways to Employment Wage Incentive (Pathways)

The Pathways incentive is aimed at assisting adults who are aged 25 or over into employment. Similar to the Young Person's Wage Incentive, three block payments are administered to eligible, participating employers. The Pathways scheme offers opportunities for adults who are facing complex barriers to employment.

Scotland’s Employer Recruitment Incentive (SERI)

Available to provide targeted support for unemployed people aged 16-29 with the greatest barriers to employment (disability, learning difficulty or additional support needs), to enable them to obtain and remain in sustainable employment (including Modern Apprenticeships).

This incentive offers funding for up to one year, allowing employers to make reasonable adjustments to support their new recruit.