Training and Wage Support

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Startups 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 Subsidy Support

  • 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 Increment Support 

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

Wage Increment Support is capped based on the Employee’s salary at the time of applying. The support cap is as follows:


  • Salary BD 1,000 and below – 100% Wage Increment Support
  • Salary above BD 1,000 but below BD 2,000 - 50% Wage Increment Support
  • Salary BD 2,000 or greater - 25% Wage Increment Support


Training Support


Tamkeen provides financial support to train Bahraini Employees in the required fields. Our support will be set based on each course price cap. 

Eligibility Criteria:


Any Startup with an active commercial registration in Bahrain can apply to get support for their Bahraini employees.

The minimum required salaries in order to enroll through TWS are:


  • High School Graduates (or lower): BD 270
  • Diploma Holders: BD 350
  • Bachelor Holders: BD 400
In case of Wage Increment Support, the wage increment must increase the employee’s salary to meet or exceed the above minimum required salaries.
Steps to apply:
1. Create an account for your company by registering through our portal and activate it by visiting any of our branches.
2. Review your company profile to make sure that all the information is updated.
3. Fill in and submit the Application(s)
4. Tamkeen will assess the application and issue the approval
5. Enroll employees in the required training courses through Tamkeen’s portal
6. Obtain confirmation from the Training Service Provider(s) for the enrollments
7. Commence Employee training courses
8. Submit payment request through the online portal by attaching all the required documents

Documents required:
1. Employee Smart Card copy
2. Employment Contract
3. Employee Salary Certificate
4. Employee SIO slip
5.Training Course Receipt and invoice
6.Wage Support Invoice

Application Process

1. The applying entity must have an active Commercial Registration or License
2. The applying entity must be based in Bahrain
3. The applying entity must have no offenses with LMRA and possess records of monthly payments
4. The applying entity employees must be registered under the Social Insurance Organization
5. The applying entity can select the required training courses at the application stage or undergo a Training Needs Analysis process

Assessment Process

1. Tamkeen reserves the right to disapprove any Employee Application that does not meet the program’s requirements
2. If deemed necessary, the applying entity must submit any supporting documents requested
3. 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
1. The applying entity is responsible for enrolling their employees in the required training courses.
2. The applying entity shall coordinate with the respective Training Service Providers to schedule the courses.

Payment Process

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

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

1.What are the types of support provided through the program?
2.Is it mandatory to take Training and Wage Support together?
3.Is it possible to obtain Wage Subsidy and Wage Increment support for the same Employee at the same time?
4.What is the eligibility criteria for the program?
5.What are the types of Wage Support provided? What are the requirements for each type?
6.What is the Wage Subsidy Support model?
7.How long is the wage support period for New Employees?
8.What is meant by Fresh Graduates and Experienced Employees?
9.What is the Wage Support provided for Existing Employees?
10.How long is the wage support period for Existing Employees?
11.What is the Wage Increment Support percentage for different salary levels?
12.How is the Training Support determined?
13.Can an Enterprise that has a CR without licenses apply?
14.What are the required documents?
15.How many employees can an Enterprise enroll in the service?
16.How frequently can an Enterprise apply for Wage Subsidy Support?
17.How frequently can an Enterprise apply for Wage Increment Support?
18.Is there a limit on the number of Employees that an Enterprise can obtain support for?
19.Are Enterprise owners eligible to benefit from this service?
20.When can the Enterprise request payments?
21.Where should the Wage Increment be reflected in the Employee’s Salary?
22.Can an Enterprise enroll Employees who are being supported through the Ministry of Labour Employee Support Scheme?
23.Can the Enterprise obtain support for overseas courses?
24.What expenses are covered for overseas training?
25.Can the Enterprise obtain support for online courses?