Announcement : Parental Employer Recruitment Incentive
This incentive provides employers in Perth and Kinross with 50% of wage costs up to £4,500 claimable (plus additional training fund – details below) to provide parents with sustainable and well-paid job opportunities supported by our ERI funding. Employers are required to offer a newly created post for at least 26 weeks to qualify, with the ultimate aim of the individual being kept on in a permanent role.
- Participant must a parent that falls within 1 or more of the following categories: Lone Parent / Parent or child with a disability / 3+ children / Minority Ethnic / Youngest child < 1 / Parents aged < 25
- Participant must identify with at least 1 barrier to employment
- Employer must offer participant the Living Wage of £10.42 p/h or more, and at least 16 hours of work per week
- Participant must not already be in employment
Small to medium sized companies or organisations from the Private and Third sectors with up to 250 employees will be eligible.In addition to the above funding, up to £1,000 can be accessed by means of an UpSkill Training Grant to fund additional costs such as training and employability support, IT equipment and software or uniform or personal protective equipment (PPE).