Creative and Digital Media

Applications have now closed.  We will be contacting Creative & Digital applicants in week beginning to tell them about the outcome of their application in week beginning 5 June.  If you get through to the next stage we will ask you to complete an online assessment during week beginning 12 June.  If you do well in this we will ask you to come to an interview and assessment at Holyrood during week beginning 26 June.

Check our recruitment guidance tool for info and advice about testing and interviews.

We're offering exciting new Digital Creative Media apprenticeships at the Scottish Parliament, in partnership with the Young Scot Digital Academy.

What will I be doing?

You will be part of the Young Scot Digital Academy working with Creative and Digital Media Apprentices from other organisations.


  • work on our social media channels using your creativity and skills to enhance how we communicate and engage with people
  • work with colleagues in our social media, marketing, information and communication teams to create and develop digital content
  • use a range of platforms, channels, technologies
  • work with our broadcasting team to get experience of producing video packages from recording to editing to the final product 

What do I need? 

First of all you’ll need a real interest in digital and how we use that to communicate. You’ll need to be creative. You’ll be committed to carrying out your apprenticeship, with us. You need an awareness of what the Digital and Creative apprenticeship involves, and what you want to get from it at the end. You’ll get lots of support from us and we’ll push you to achieve your potential.

When you upload your CV there are three things you need to tell us in your supporting statement:

  • why you want to do the Digital and Creative apprenticeship?
  • show us your digital experience so far
  • why you want to do an apprenticeship with us? 

What will I be tested on?  

We’re interested in how you write and communicate and how you get along with people. We’ll be testing this during the recruitment process, along with your IT/digital abilities and how you make decisions and deal with things. We’ll also be assessing your potential to develop these skills – and new ones - to succeed in the roles. 

This apprenticeship will last up to 1 year with the potential to apply for permanent post with the Parliament at the end.  Salary is £16,949 per annum.

link to recruitment guidance tool 


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about the 2017 Apprenticeship Programme

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What's in it for you?

What you need to know about pay, hours holidays and other terms.

Steven, Digital Content and Social Media Manager


"A typical day might include creating new copy for the website, updating the homepage, engaging with our various social media audiences, getting out and about to create innovative and interesting new content, or planning a digital marketing campaign.

Working in the digital sector also means there are always new developments to keep up to date with, so it’s an excellent opportunity to learn and put new skills to use at the same time."  Read more about Steven's role.

Julie, Technical Operator


"I'm responsible for providing creative visual content for both business and events. I also work independently filming and editing video packages. I enjoy the variation this brings to my working week, no two days are the same and each comes with its own set of challenges. 

I feel very privileged working at Parliament, it’s a front row seat to history in the making."  Read more about Julie's story.

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