More funding offered to employers through Adopt an Apprentice

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Payments for employers recruiting apprentices are being increased from £2,000 to £5,000 through the Scottish Government’s Adopt an Apprentice programme. Adopt an Apprentice is a financial incentive that helps businesses cover the wage and recruitment costs of taking on an apprentice who has been made redundant from another employer. Skills Development Scotland Chair Frank Mitchell said: “Apprenticeships are crucial to the future of the economy and ensuring we maintain the critical skills employers need.  The enhanced incentive is part of a range of measures to help recruit and retain apprentices in employment.

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