The Fair Work Incentive is an employer recruitment incentive of up to £6,000 which aims to target support at unemployed individuals of working age with the greatest barriers to work to enable them to gain sustainable employment (including Modern Apprenticeships).
The incentive is available to use as a contribution to the additional costs of recruiting and sustaining an eligible recruit during their first 52 weeks of employment.
The funding offers an employer a tiered amount of up to £6,000 over a period of 52 weeks. The amount you receive is based on the hourly rate of pay and contracted hours for each employee as shown below:
The Fair Work Incentive can be used to help with the cost of recruiting and keeping a person in employment including an apprenticeship for up to 52 weeks. Costs may include wages, additional supervisory costs. initial travel to work costs, training and other job-related costs, for example to support flexible working.
It is the responsibility of the employer to identify a candidate who meets the eligibility criteria in order to fill the post they are offering. However, the Clackmannanshire Works team will be able to provide support as and when required.
Other partners and providers may also identify individuals who would benefit from the Fair Work Incentive to help move their clients into work.
Employers from all sectors are eligible for the Fair Work Incentive and there is no restriction on the size of the employer, but priority will be given to private small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and third sector organisations including social enterprises.
Eligible recruits are those individuals who meet the following criteria:
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