Government funding for apprenticeship schemes is available through Skills Development Scotland. Funds go directly to the training provider.
So the main cost to you as an employer is the cost of employing someone, as apprentices receive the same benefits as any other employee.
So, when assessing the likely cost to your business of employing apprentices, you may wish to consider the following:
The only other costs are the ACCA exams and the initial registration and subscription fees.
Full funding is available for all 16 to 19-year-old apprentices.
Half funding is available for apprentices aged 20 to 25.
For more information on funding, you can contact Apprenticeships for Scotland, which is run by Skills Development Scotland on 0800 783 6000 or visit Apprenticeships for Scotland. Alternatively contact us and we would be happy to help.