Training and Wage Support

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Entrepreneurs can obtain financial support when hiring Bahraini employees, training them, and/or increasing their salaries. This will help in terms of lowering staffing and training costs for Startups which in turn should enable them to steadily grow their businesses.

Wage Support for New employees

  • Fresh Graduates get a wage subsidy for 3 years (70%/50%/30% of the salary per year respectively, up to BD 500).
  • Experienced Employees get a wage subsidy of for 3 years (25% of the salary up to BD 250)


Wage Support for Existing employees 

  • An increment of BD 20-40 for 12 months.
  • An increment of BD 50-500 for 24 months.

Training support: Tamkeen provides financial support to train Bahraini Employees in the required fields. Our support for each type, of course, will be based on the price cap that is set for each course.

Eligibility Criteria:
Any Startup with an active commercial registration in Bahrain can apply to get support for their Bahraini employees. The employee’s salary must meet the below minimum requirements:

  • High school graduates or less: Minimum wage BHD 270
  • Diploma graduates: Minimum wage of BHD 350
  • BS graduates and above: Minimum wage of BHD 400
Steps to apply:

  • Create an account for your company by registering through our portal and activate it by visiting any of our branches.
  • Review your company profile to make sure that all the information is updated.
  • Fill in and submit the Application(s).
  • Tamkeen will assess the application and issue the approval.
  • Enroll employees in the required training courses through Tamkeen’s portal.
  • Obtain confirmation from the Training Service Provider(s) for the enrollments.
  • Commence Employee training courses.
  • Submit payment request through the online portal by attaching all the required documents.
Documents Required:

  • Employee Smart Card copy
  • Employment Contract
  • Employee Salary Certificate
  • Employee SIO slip
  • Training Course Receipt and invoice
  • Wage Support Invoice


Application Process:

  • The applying entity must have an active Commercial Registration or License.
  • The applying entity must be based in Bahrain.
  • The applying entity must have no offenses with LMRA and possess records of monthly payments.
  • The applying entity employees must be registered under the Social Insurance Organization.
  • The applying entity will contract duration per applying entity is up to 3 years.
  • The applying entity can select the required training courses at the application stage or undergo a Training Needs Analysis process.


Assessment Process:

  • Tamkeen reserves the right to disapprove any Employee Application that does not meet the program’s requirements.
  • If deemed necessary, the applying entity must submit any supporting documents requested.
  • Tamkeen shall provide the final approval after verifying the eligibility of the applicant entity and the employee as well as finalizing the required training courses.


Enrollment Process:

  • The applying entity is responsible for enrolling their employees in the required training courses.
  • The applying entity shall coordinate with the respective Training Service Providers to schedule the courses.


Payment Process:

  • The applying entity must submit the payment request through the portal.
  • Tamkeen shall reimburse the training course fees based on the price cap set for each course.
  • Tamkeen shall reimburse the wage support on a quarterly basis (every three months).
  • The applying entity must provide the required proof of payment documents in order to obtain the reimbursement.
  • Payment in cash is strictly prohibited. 

* For further information, please refer to Training and Wage Support “Standard Contract”

1.WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NEW EMPLOYEES AND EXISTING EMPLOYEES?
2.WHAT IS THE WAGE SUPPORT PROVIDED FOR NEW EMPLOYEES?
3.WHAT IS MEANT BY FRESH GRADUATES AND EXPERIENCED EMPLOYEES?
4.WHAT IS THE WAGE SUPPORT PROVIDED FOR EXISTING EMPLOYEES?
5.DOES IT MATTER IF THE EXISTING EMPLOYEE IS A FRESH GRADUATE / EXPERIENCED?
6.HOW IS THE TRAINING SUPPORT DETERMINED?
7.WHAT IS THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE TRAINING AND WAGE SUPPORT SERVICE?
8.WHAT IS MEANT BY THE JOB DESCRIPTION APPLICATION?
9.WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS?
10.HOW MANY EMPLOYEES CAN AN ENTERPRISE ENROLL IN THE SERVICE?
11.HOW FREQUENTLY CAN AN ENTERPRISE APPLY FOR THIS SERVICE?
12.ARE ENTERPRISE OWNERS ELIGIBLE TO BENEFIT FROM THIS SERVICE?
13.WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM PERIOD ALLOWED FOR COMPLETING THE TRAINING COURSE(S)?
14.WHEN DOES TAMKEEN’S WAGE SUPPORT COMMENCE?
15.WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM REQUIRED SALARIES TO ENROLL NEW EMPLOYEES THROUGH THE SCHEME?
16.WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM REQUIRED SALARIES TO ENROLL EXISTING EMPLOYEES THROUGH THE SCHEME?
17.CAN AN ENTERPRISE ENROLL EMPLOYEES WHO ARE BEING SUPPORTED THROUGH THE MINISTRY OF LABOR EMPLOYEE SUPPORT SCHEME?