Young Person's Guarantee


The Young Person’s Guarantee offers all young people aged between 16-24 in Scotland the opportunity of:

  • Going to university or college
  • Getting an apprenticeship
  • Training or work experience
  • Fair employment
  • Participation in a formal volunteering programme

We will connect young people to opportunities and signpost them to organisations and information that can support their journey based on their own personal circumstances and ambitions.

Visit the Young Person’s Guarantee website to find out more about the support and opportunities available, or get in touch with the Angus Council Skills Team at or 01307 492039

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Angus Employer Recruitment Incentive

Employer Recruitment Incentives (ERI) are to help stimulate demand in the labour market while also protecting, supporting, and creating good quality jobs that support a greener, fairer, and stronger labour market. ERIs also play an important role in supporting those with the greatest barriers to employment, to enable them to obtain and remain in sustainable employment.

Employer Recruitment Incentives have been developed to integrate and link fully with existing employability and skills programmes and are available to use as a contribution to the additional costs of recruiting and sustaining eligible individuals in employment. ERIs can be utilised in several ways such as for additional supervisory costs, training, initial travel to work costs, specialist in work support, or wages.

ERIs will provide and protect employment opportunities for those with the greatest barriers to employment, to enable people to obtain and remain in sustainable employment. It will support local people, employers and a fairer and stronger labour market.

As an employer receiving ERI support, you have a commitment to invest in and improve outcomes for individuals. All employers in receipt of an ERI should promote and embed fair work in line with the Fair Work First Guidance. In order to do so, we ask employers to complete and sign our Angus Council Employers Commitment.

ERI Objectives

The objectives of ERI are to provide consistency across Scotland with flexibility to adapt to local circumstances enabling a responsive approach which meets the needs of individuals and employers. ERI aims 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. They prioritise an inclusive approach to ensure that no one is left behind, including those who were already further from the labour market prior to the impact of Covid-19.

Who can I employ?

You can employ someone who:

  • Is a resident of Angus, is Unemployed and Meets eligibility barrier criteria (see below)
  • Angus Council will pay the fund directly to employers on an instalment basis (see table)
  • 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 to cover sickness/maternity or a redundant post
  • Offer a minimum of 52 weeks employment
  • And, by law, employees must receive a written contract of employment within two months of starting (we will need a copy of this).

What does the fund offer?

The fund offers an employer a tiered amount of up to £6,000 over a period of 52 weeks.

This is based on the hourly rate of pay and contracted hours for each employee

*Eligibility Criteria applies*

Contact us

You can contact a Skill and Employability Adviser by calling the following phone number 01307 492039.

The Team can also be contacted via email you can also find more information at