Wage Incentive Scheme
To support young disabled people to find employment, the Government has introduced the Wage Incentive Scheme (WIS).
The scheme provides financial help to employers to reduce the cost of employing a young person, with the aim of creating more employment opportunities for young jobless disabled people.
How does the Wage Incentive Scheme work?
As an employer, you could receive a payment of up to £2,275* for each eligible employee that you employ.
Young disabled people are classed as between 18-24 years old and must be recruited through the Work Choice programme - a specialist disability employment programme that provides tailored support to help disabled people who have complex barriers to employment.
Employment can be on a part time or full time basis but must be in a permanent role, that lasts at least 26 weeks.
The wage incentives are primarily available to the private, voluntary community sectors and social enterprise employers. Central Government Departments, Executive Agencies and Non-Departmental Public Bodies are excluded, but local government and NHS trusts are not. A full list of the excluded organisations can be found at: Directories of Central Government, Executive Agencies and Non-departmental Government Bodies
I’m interested in employing a young disabled person using the wage incentive, what do I do next?
Give us a call today and we will provide you with more information about the Wage Incentive Scheme and match you with skilled, talented and committed people who are ready to start work now.
There is no obligation and we don’t charge recruitment fees, so what do you have to lose!
Contact Nicholas Cook on:
Tel: 0845 155 2810
*Terms and conditions apply.