Scotland's Employer Recruitment Incentive (SERI)

What is SERI?

Scotland's Employer Recruitment Incentive (SERI) is a grant for employers who offer employment opportunities, including a Modern Apprenticeship, to unemployed young people.

It offers employers up to £4,000 when their company commits to a new job or new Modern Apprentice.

The funding is a contribution toward the additional costs of recruiting and sustaining a young person for their first 52 weeks of sustainable employment. If the company pays the young person the living wage there will be an additional payment of £500.

The incentive is funded by the Scottish Government, and is managed and delivered by Local Authorities.

How can a company apply for a SERI grant?

We have been awarded seven SERI places for 2018-19. Places will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis.

You need to download and fill in two forms:

Whom do I contact?

Once you've filled in and signed both of the above forms, return them to:

Dennis Dunne
Accreditation and Employability Officer
Lifelong Learning and Employability
Fairfield House
8 Lothian Road
Dalkeith
EH22 3ZG

0131 561 5390

dennis.dunne@midlothian.gov.uk