No-One Left Behind Employability Funding Stream

This has been set up by the Scottish Government to deliver a flexible and user-based model of employability support for people from school leaving age up to 67 years (Pensionable age) and the Opportunities for All commitment to young people aged 16-19. This project is in its initial phase and currently supports:

  • Activity Agreements
  • No One Left Behind - Towards Employment Angus
  • an Employer Recruitment Incentive/In Work Training Allowance


Participants must be:

  • able to live and work in the UK
  • currently not in employment, training or education
  • aged 16+ (16-19 for activity agreements)
  • at risk of not making a successful transition from school
  • six months from their official school leaving date
  • facing one or more barriers to employment 

Anyone on the Scottish Government’s Fair Start Scotland programme is not eligible.

Information for employers:

The In-work training allowance is for small to medium-sized companies with up to 250 employees who are willing to employ an eligible participant with barriers to employment. They can be in the private or third sectors. They must meet the following conditions:

  • 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 aged 25 years or over

For information on eligibility criteria contact Angus Council Skills Team on

For Activity Agreements contact

No One Left Behind – Young Person’s Guarantee

As part of The Young Persons Guarantee we are offering an Employer Recruitment Incentive which gives employers up to £6000 (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:

  • resident of Angus
  • unemployed
  • aged between 16 and 24
  • facing one or more barriers to employment

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.