Apprenticeship Programme 2019

Your Career. Your Parliament 

Thinking about doing an Apprenticeship?  Are you starting out in your career or are you unemployed or looking to completely change career? Ever thought about working at the Parliament? 

Now’s your chance... 

Get your career started at the Scottish Parliament today

Ever since we launched our apprenticeships, we’ve worked hard to ensure our programme is open to all young people from across Scotland looking to build a rewarding career.  That’s why we’re offering to support candidates financially to attend interview.  And if you’re successful, and you live outside of Edinburgh, we’ll also help you to establish yourself in your new role at Holyrood.

We want our apprentices to grow their skills, reach their potential and feel inspired.  So, what are we looking for?  Potential. Drive. Curiosity. Ultimately, it’ll come down to your eagerness to learn and embrace new challenges.  If that sounds like you, have a look at the job role for details.

You’ll be working at the heart of Scottish politics, all while studying for an SVQ Level 3 qualification.  You’ll also be able to develop your skills and abilities in an organisation that’s diverse, challenging and always rewarding. 

By the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll have the skills, confidence and hands-on experience needed to take you to the next level.   Until then, we’ll support you with both your work and your studies to get your career off to a great start. 

And did we mention that we offer a competitive salary at £17,500 with benefits?

What are you waiting for?

If you’re aged 16 – 24 (or 29 years for candidates with a disability or who are care experienced) with enthusiasm, talent and potential, this could be the opportunity for you. 

Modern Apprenticeship – Business Administration (12 months)

Remember to follow us Twitter #SPApprentices and chat to our former apprentices here  who are ready to help, offer advice, and answer any questions 

Don’t miss out, apply here now! The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 28 June

We particularly welcome applicants from disabled young people, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) young people and young care experienced people.






Debating Chamber

Business and Administration Apprenticeships

Find out about the Business and Administration job roles.


Our Apprenticeship Programme

Find out more about the programme and our commitment to apprenticeships.

Apprentices group picture

Our Apprentices' Stories

Most of our previous apprentices have gone on to get permanent jobs here. Here are some of their stories.


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about our Apprenticeship Programme.

Information pack

Apprenticeship Programme 2019 Informations Pack

Application Pack(2.6Mb PDF)

Application Pack - Text Only Version(40Kb, Word)

Tweet us your questions!

Chat with a member of our recruitment team @ScotParl #SPApprentices


If you've any questions about our apprenticeship programme!

If your question is very specific to your application, please email



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