Applicants sought for Scottish Parliament apprenticeship scheme

Date: 10th November 2014

An apprenticeship scheme to employ 20 young people aged between 16 and 24 has been launched by the Scottish Parliament.

The apprenticeships will run for up to 24 months, with each apprentice working towards a high quality vocational qualification. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a range of areas, including:

  • Visitor Services
  • Events
  • Security
  • HR
  • IT

An Open Day for young people interested in hearing more about the available opportunities will be held in the Scottish Parliament on Friday 21st November.

Applications for apprenticeship posts will open on Friday 21st November and will close at midnight on Sunday 7th December.

Presiding Officer the Rt HonTricia Marwick MSP said:

"The Scottish Parliament is an employer in its own right and we hope to lead by example. This apprenticeship scheme will provide opportunities for young people to build the skills to help them in their future careers. We will offer a range of positions to help build skills and to develop confidence."