A new recruitment drive to find 20 talented new apprentices has begun. We’re looking for the brightest talent from across Scotland to join Scottish Enterprise in September 2012.
We're looking for candidates to have enthusiasm, drive, a willingness to work with others and a good amount of determination. They are also expected to have two Highers or equivalent qualifications.
Successful candidates will work in different parts of the business, gaining experience of working on some of the biggest economic development projects across the country. They will also be able to complete a Level 4 vocational qualification while working for Scottish Enterprise.
The apprenticeship programme will last for 18 months, with potential for the selected apprentices to get a permanent position in Scottish Enterprise as well as an opportunity to study for a degree qualification.
Crawford Gillies, chairman of Scottish Enterprise said: "We recognise that the jobs market is tough out there at the moment, especially for young people.
"Over the past year, we've been working with companies across Scotland to raise awareness about the importance of bringing in fresh talent to a business to help generate new thinking or new ways of working that can often be a breath of fresh air.
"We've decided to practice what we preach and set up our own apprenticeship programme and we're inviting people from across Scotland to apply to work with us.
"Despite the tough economic environment that we're operating in, there is still much to be excited about Scotland’s economy. Scotland is home to some of the world's leading developments in renewable energy and in exciting new sectors such as digital media, the creative industries and life sciences, as well as traditional sectors such as food and drink, textiles and tourism.
"Apprentices will be able to gain experience of working on a number of projects over their placement while also getting training and qualifications."
We'll be starting recruitment for the next intake of 12 graduate trainees in early 2013.
Find out what opportunities are on offer