Year Of Young People

Posted by | 14th November 2017 | Featured


Scotland’s first ever Year of Young People is happening in 2018. The Year will inspire all ages through young people (8-26) by celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities and creating opportunities for them to shine on a local and global stage.

An in-depth planning process happened in 2015 and since then, young people have been at the heart of designing, developing and deciding what shape the Year should take. The Scottish Government is working with a group of delivery partners – VisitScotland and EventScotland, are developing a national programme of celebratory events which all ages can enjoy.

Creative Scotland will inspire young people to participate in the arts. And youth partners -Young Scot, Children in Scotland, Scottish Youth Parliament, YouthLink Scotland – are leading on youth engagement and ensuring young people’s views are heard and acted upon.

So far over 200 YoYP 2018 Ambassadors have been recruited and represent every local authority in Scotland. Their role is to promote the year-long activity, challenge negative stereotypes and champion the six key themes which young people decided upon – Participation, Education, Equality and Discrimination, Enterprise and Regeneration and Culture.

The celebration begins on 1 January 2018.

Find out more: yoyp2018.scot

Opportunities for young people. 🔥🔥

RAF  –   Regiment Gunner 

KPMG –  KPMG360° Apprenticeship Programme

ATOS – Software Developer Apprenticeship (Level 3)


So you’ve got that all important interview.

Now comes the hard part! Landing the job.

Here are a few tips to help you prepare.

There are also some interview questions so you can practice your answers.

Set yourself apart from the other applicants. Click below.


Still unsure if you will get the job? Here are a few Apprenticeships below for you to apply for.

You can never have to many options.

QA – Administration Apprentice – http://apprenticeshipsinscotland.com/jobs/administration-apprentice

RAF –  Photographer – http://apprenticeshipsinscotland.com/jobs/get-apprenticeship-raf-photographer

ATOS –  Systems and Networking (Level 3) – http://apprenticeshipsinscotland.com/jobs/systems-networking-level-3-2

KPMG – KPMG360° Apprenticeship Programme – http://apprenticeshipsinscotland.com/jobs/2018-kpmg360-apprenticeship-programme



Our Apprenticeship Programmes offer a practical way to kick-start an exciting career with KPMG. You’ll earn a salary, gain valuable work experience and skills and be supported to achieve a professional qualification.

This is an opportunity not only to build your skills and confidence, but build an exceptional future with one of the world’s leading professional services firms.

We have a variety of opportunities across the UK including Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Explore our KPMG360°, KPMG360° Digital and KPMG360° Business Services programmes.

Being part of KPMG means being part of a community where you’ll get to work with some of the brightest minds in business. Our colleagues have incredibly diverse backgrounds and you’ll be encouraged to bring your own unique perspective. We’ll value your ideas, enthusiasm and natural curiosity.

Find out more about KPMG and our programmes here.

An apprenticeship in the RAF offers you the chance to get paid and gain a UK-recognised trade qualification as part of a challenging and unique career. Not only will you gain a civilian recognised professional qualification, but upon completion you’ll also have a guaranteed job in your chosen field and have the opportunity to travel the world and work in close proximity to all our aircraft.

  • RAF apprentice earns £14,931+ Per annum/pa from day one, going higher once they progress into their phase two training, while the minimum a Civilian apprentice earns is £7,280 annum/pa from day one
  • Currently there are 22 different roles for apprentices from drivers and caterers to cyber intelligence and avionic engineering.


Join the latest career trend

Whether it’s that Kylie Jenner lip kit which sold out in minutes, that ridiculous hat you’ve had in your basket for months from ASOS or a Snapchat filter which transforms you into a dog. Trends come and go. Not this one though, apprenticeships are here to stay.
We caught up with some of the people at the heart of the latest career trend. We find out what motivates, inspires and drives them.

“I realised that turning my interests into my career is possible through a digital apprenticeship”.
Amy, 19


How did it all start? Was Digital always your passion?
“Being brought up during the age of digital technology has meant that social media has become second nature to me. I spend nearly every waking hour on social media in some way! Not only is social media my hobby, it’s now become my career!”

How would you describe your work ethic?
“In my workplace at Ibiza Digital Media, it’s a very casual and relaxed atmosphere! The office has beanbags, a pool table and a hammock and we play great music all day which allows my creativity to flow. The team are lively with a great sense of humour, we are always winding each other up! I’m known as the loud member of the team and the office clown.”

What does being an apprentice mean to you?
“Being an apprentice means a lot to me as I’m grateful that I can work on the job and gain experience, whilst working towards a qualification and earning a wage at the same time with no prior experience or qualification.
It allows me to enter the adult world whilst still enjoying my youth.”

Do you feel a lot of pressure to prove yourself now that you chose a different route than most people your age?
“Personally yes, in this day and age everyone is made to think that the ‘right’ route is to go to school, then go onto university to get a degree. However, full-time education was never for me, I learn by doing, so going down the route of an apprenticeship was the perfect option for me!”

What’s next for you?
“I’ve recently been promoted to ‘Head of Account Management’, which means I’m in charge of running 15 different clients’ social media accounts, as well as the interns in our office! I also really want to express my passion for health and fitness by setting up a personal blog.”


Become a part of the latest career trend…
A debt-free degree, skills that matter, top employers and 10,000 other apprentices already in their dream career! You too can become a part of the UK’s latest career trend with our Digital, Tech and Business apprenticeships.