MacDonald Welcomes Scottish Parliament Apprenticeship Scheme

 

The Scottish Parliament has launched an apprenticeship scheme for 20 young people aged 16-24. 

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a range of areas including Visitor Services, Events, Security, HR and IT.

An open day will be held in the Parliament on 21 November and interested young people will be able to hear more about the available opportunities.

Angus MacDonald MSP said,

“This is a very exciting prospect for young people who are interested in working in the Scottish Parliament.  As an employer, the Parliament is leading by example in providing these apprenticeships.

“The scheme will provide opportunities for young people to build skills and develop confidence to help them in their future careers. A range of positions are on offer for young people from all backgrounds to use their different abilities and initiative to inject fresh ideas into the Parliament.

“I would encourage young people to go along to the open day, even if it is not something they have considered, and see what is on offer.”

The Scottish Parliament piloted a Modern Apprenticeship programme in 2012 and one of the successful applicants Lynsey Mackay, backed the scheme, she said:

“I wasn’t sure what to expect when I applied to the Parliament.  But I quickly realised there were lots of different roles here and I was encouraged to experience them.

“Now nearly 2 years on, I have a vocational qualification and can compete for full-time posts within the Parliament – all thanks to the apprenticeship programme.”

More information on the scheme can be found here:

www.scottish.parliament.uk/apprenticeships

 

 

 

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