Scotland’s Employer Recruitment Incentive (SERi)
SERi delivers the Scottish Government’s commitment to help unemployed young people
Administered by South Lanarkshire Council on behalf of the Scottish Government, SERI will have a much sharper focus on improving the job prospects of young people who face the greatest barriers to employment.
South Lanarkshire have 41 places available on a first come first served basis.
Applications are open for job starts from 1 April 2017.
SERi is available to South Lanarkshire based Private or Third Sector employers of any size recruiting a young person into sustainable employment.
Unemployed young people aged 16-29 years (inclusive) who fall within one or more of the following groups will be eligible for SERI support:
- person with a disability or long-term health condition;
- care experienced young people;
- person with a conviction (including CPO’s);
- military early service leavers (up to 6 years);
- long-term unemployed (6 months or over) who are not on the Work Programme or Community Work Placements;
- person who has failed their ESA Work Capability Assessment;
- Work Programme completers who remain unemployed;
- ethnic minority groups;
- Gypsy/travelling community;
- partner of current or ex-Armed Forces personnel;
- person requiring support with language, literacy or numeracy, including those for whom English is an additional language;
- lone parent;
- person with lower than SCQF Level 5 qualification;
- a young person who was receiving additional support for learning in school;
- refugee or other granted leave to stay in the UK;
- homeless person (including temporary or unstable accommodation);
- person affected by substance misuse.
Evidence supporting a young person’s eligibility must be provided at application stage.
There is up to £4500 of support available to employers. This is paid in the following periods of sustained employment: 4 weeks - £600, 13 weeks - £1,400 and 52 weeks- £2,000. There will be an additional £500 available at week 52 for employers who pay the living wage ‘LW’.
You can find further information on Skills Development Scotland - Employers Information PDF or you can phone us on 0303 123 1015.