As the skills agency for Scotland we
play an important role in creating employment opportunities and in
helping young people develop their employability skills, including
their lifelong career management skills.
We're passionate about supporting our young people to realise
their ambitions, and we know first hand how much energy, enthusiasm
and ambition a young person can bring to a job. We already employ a
talented group of interns and Modern Apprentices who bring vibrancy
and fresh ideas to our organisation, but we know there is more we
That's why in 2013/14 we're committed to having a number of
opportunities right across SDS in a range of disciplines.
We know that everyone has different skills and experience.
That's why we're developing a selection of programmes to ensure we
attract a range of enthusiastic and hard working young people to
Our programmes aim to ensure you develop a range of employability
skills and experiences which will allow you to progress and grow
your career development opportunities; whether that be progressing
to roles elsewhere in our organisation or to careers in the wider
world of work.
We're committed to recruiting a number of Modern Apprenticeships
across the organisation in a broad range of roles from creative and
digital media, accounting, business administration, ICT,customer
service, and facilities.
Our Modern Apprenticeship programme, will be paid, work-based
training aimed at young people aged between 16 and 24 years of age.
This programme will last up to two years with an industry approved
qualification awarded at the end.
We are continuing to recruit graduate interns who can apply
their skills and knowledge in a business environment. We are
committed to supporting the continuing development of those skills
and to providing access to personal development opportunities to
build your wider employability skills within the work environment.
Graduates will be required to deliver against a defined job
role/project and set of objectives. In return you will receive
coaching, mentoring and development which may include rotation in a
range of roles.
We expect all of our Graduate Interns to be recruited on a fixed
term contract for a period of 12 months.
If you're a 16 - 19 year old with a positive attitude to work
then there will be opportunities soon to join us and get the chance
to prove you have the skills employers want. You will get real life
work experience from us as well as the opportunity to develop your
skills with a training provider and we'll certify you as work ready
by providing you with a Certificate of Work Readiness.
Further information on available opportunities and how to apply
will be provided on the vacancies section of our website so
if you are interested in joining one of our programmes please check
our website regularly.
more about the benefits of employing a young person.