Are you:

  • a local employer, private SME or third sector organisation?
  • looking to expand your workforce, creating new and additional jobs?
  • interested in providing fair work in a diverse and inclusive workplace?

If you answered yes to these questions, then Falkirk Council Employment and Training Unit (ETU) may be able to provide help with wages costs during that crucial first 12 months of employment.

Employer Recruitment Incentives (ERIs) are available to positively contribute to a fairer, more inclusive economy and to help address many of the deep-seated challenges of inequality and disadvantage within the Scottish labour market.

To put it simply, ERIs can help businesses expand their workforce and help local people progress into fair work.

To find out more about how ERIs work in the Falkirk Council area, and how ETU might be able to help your business, contact the team (details below).

Third and Public sector employers – LTU funding

We have secured funding from Scottish Government to support people aged 25+ who are experiencing long term unemployment (LTU).

Working with third and public sector employers, Falkirk Council can offer:

  • 57 intermediate work experience places
  • Opportunities are fixed term for 26 weeks
  • The costs are calculated as up to 30 hours at the living wage x 26 weeks (on costs, pension etc are included)
  • The living wage is presently £9.50 and increases to £9.90 in April 2022
  • The costs will vary against number of hours/weeks/additional costs associated with delivery/support offered
  • There is a pro rata allowance of £500 for training
  • The above amounts will be paid in monthly arears upon receipt of evidence

If you are a third or public sector employer and can offer a new, intermediate work experience opportunity to a local participant, we want to hear from you today.

Employment & Training Unit