Skills and Training

Free Recruitment Support and Advice

Every business needs qualified people who are the right fit in terms of skills, culture, and ambition. We offer free recruitment advice and ongoing support to new and existing businesses in Angus.

Part of this support includes tailored access to the Angus labour market. We also partner with Skills Development Scotland, the Department of Work and Pensions, and various third sector organisations to help you recruit a diverse and well-trained workforce.

We work with Angus businesses like JourneyCall, Hydrus, Dawnfresh, and Abbey Fruit. They benefit from support with common recruitment challenges like:

  • Advertising new roles
  • Processing job applications
  • Establishing an effective recruitment process
  • Funding new roles 
Angus Job Search

In-Work Training Allowance

The In-Work Training Allowance is part of a Scottish Government employability funding stream. 

It benefits small to medium-sized businesses in Angus who are willing to employ an eligible participant who has barriers to employment. 

The eligibility criteria includes (but is not limited to):

  • companies must demonstrate they can offer sustained employment
  • eligible participants must be offered a sustainable job with the company
  • the job must be a new job that would not have been created without access to the In-Work Training Allowance
  • eligible participants must be earning more than £10,000 per year  
  • the job offers employers up to £4,000 towards the cost of employing a person with barriers aged 25+  for the first 52 weeks of sustainable employment

Spaces are limited for this programme. Learn more about the In-Work Training Allowance.

Young Person’s Guarantee

Young people and employers have been some of the hardest hit by the pandemic. As part of Scotland’s response to COVID-19 economic recovery, Young Person’s Guarantee was launched in November 2020.

It aims to give all young people, aged 16-24 in Scotland, the chance to succeed through the opportunity of a job, apprenticeship, education, training or volunteering.

For employers, there is help to develop a future pipeline of skills and experience with young people at the heart of the workforce. Young people bring organisations a wealth of talent, creativity, and enthusiasm, critical now and for future success.

Employers can get involved with Young Person’s Guarantee in up to 5 ways:

• Prepare young people for the world of work
• Create opportunities for young people who face the greatest barriers to work
• Invest in a skilled workforce through apprenticeships, training and upskilling opportunities
• Create jobs and opportunities suitable for 16-24 year olds
• Ensure a work environment which supports all young people and provides fair work

A range of funding and support is available to help employers create opportunities.

More information is available on the Young Person’s Guarantee website.

Find out more about the support available to your business by contacting the skills team on 01307 492039 or email the skills team.

No One Left Behind

As part of The Young Person’s Guarantee we are offering an Employer Recruitment Incentive which gives employers up to £6,000 (over 52 weeks) to assist with the additional cost of recruiting and supporting a young person aged 16-24 into sustainable and meaningful employment.

Angus Council is encouraging businesses from both the private and third sector with a maximum of 250 employees to apply for the Fund to help with the costs of employing someone who fits the eligibility criteria for the scheme.

How does the fund work?

  • Angus Council will pay the fund directly to employers on an instalment basis
  • New employees must not start the post until funding is agreed.
  • For a job to be eligible for funding it must:
    – be a new role in the organisation, not a vacancy
    – offer a minimum of 52 weeks employment
    – guarantee a minimum of 16 hours employment each week* conditions apply
    – pay a salary greater than 50% of funding grant
    – have a contract of employment i.e. permanent contract, a fixed term contract for 52 weeks or more or a fixed term contract for the duration of the Modern Apprenticeship.
    – and, by law, employees must receive a written contract of employment within two months of starting (we will need a copy of this)

Who can I employ?

You can employ someone who meets the following criteria:

  • A resident of Angus
  • Unemployed
  • Aged between 16 and 24
  • Meets the eligibility barrier criteria

Find out more about how to apply for the Employer Recruitment Incentive by contacting the skills team on 01307 492039 or email the skills team.

Slide Invest in angus For questions about the In-Work Training Allowance or for recruitment advice and support, contact the Business Angus Skills team:

Call 01307 492039 (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm)
Complete enquiry form

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