Promotion of Employment Creation and Training in Andalusia

There are various different aid programs in Andalusia to promote the creation of stable employment and offering training. Programs that may apply to a foreign investor wishing to create an industrial plant in Andalusia, are as follows:

Employment Creation Programs

  • In general, there are incentives ranging from €3,000 to €4,750 for every permanent employment contract created in Andalusia. Special emphasis is placed on areas with socio-economic difficulties where aid may extend to €15,390 per contract.

Training Programs

  • Occupational Training Programs.The purpose of this program is to promote job placement for the unemployed, helping them to adapt to the specific needs of the labor market. The program is linked to a hiring commitment.
  • Continuous Training Programs.Continuous training plans are designed to improve the skills and qualifications of employees as well as to bring them up to date and provide specialization regardless of the sector or industry in which the person works.
  • Continuous Training Supplementary Actions.Aid exists for projects for research and multi-sector studies or developing innovative tools and products related to continuous training and continuous training study actions.

How to apply for these aid.

Interested parties should contact the Andalusian Labor Service, which is part of the Department of Employment, in the province in which the project is going to take place.


Incentives for business development and innovation

The IDEA Agency is the coordination centre for incentives and aid for the creation of companies and innovation promoted by the Junta de Andalucía (Regional Government). It is the only entity that is involved in speeding up the handling of applications for the incentives. These incentives can reach up to a maximum of 60% of the total subsidisable amount.

The application for subsidies or incentives is carried out by means of telematics or data transmission (, or in person. The aim is to provide personalised service and guidance to companies regarding the most appropriate types of subsidy or incentives for their project, as well as answering technical and financial questions in this respect.

The maximum time frame for sorting through applications and notifying the resolution of the process is two months. In the event of aid being granted and once the investment and/or expense has been made and documentary proof of payment has been presented to IDEA, the payment of the aid or incentive will be carried out in a maximum period of 3 months.


  • Companies with an operational establishment in Andalusia
  • Preferably SMEs
  • Business groups and associations or foundations that have a link with business circles
  • Extraction industries

Special support is given to sectors that are considered to be strategic: Aeronautical- Agro-industry, Biotechnology, the Energy and Environmental sectors, Information Technology and Communications sectors, Metallo-mechanical, Emerging sectors and cultural industries.

Types of aid:

  • Direct non-refundable aid
  • Refundable aid
  • Interest rate discounts
  • Participative loans
  • Risk Capital
  • Loans from the European Investment Bank’s funds
  • Bonds
  • The beneficiaries’ contributions will never be less than 25% of the investment, except in the case of R&D projects.

    Projects susceptible to receiving aid:

    • Creation projects
    • Projects to modernise businesses
    • Projects for Competitive Cooperation between Businesses
    • Business Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&I) Projects
    • It should be noted that R&D&I projects must be carried out in collaboration with a research team that participates in at least 15% of the activities. The maximum duration of the projects will be 3 years, which may be reviewed in exceptional cases.

Last updated: 15|12|2017

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