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Welcome to Early Careers Adviser – a member update for young people and their influencers from, Scotland’s Early Careers Marketplace.

Introducing Early Careers Opportunities and Early Careers Adviser from EarlyCareers.Scot

Early Career is a stage which describes early working life and the transition from school, college or university into work. It can be a journey of ups and downs, achievements and set-backs, so we are here to help!

Scottish Apprenticeships Week is 12

Just in case you didn’t know, its Scottish Apprenticeships week!

There are over 70 events listed on the Scottish Apprenticeship Week event finder and three simple ways to get involved.

Early Career Programme Matcher from Sky

With opportunities in Scotland, the UK and across Europe, find your match in media, entertainment or technology with the Early Career programme matcher from SKY.

It’s a clever AI enabled interface asking just 17 insightful questions to help think through and sort your career priorities.

Visit PwC’s Virtual Park 

Spotlight events are a great way to find out more about PwC and the programmes they offer. During their ‘Spotlight on: First year programmes’ event, you’ll be able to find out more about the work experience opportunities PwC offer for current first year students.

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Amazon announces 1,500 new apprenticeships

New Amazon Apprenticeships portal offers 40 degree-level apprenticeship schemes, including new opportunities in the areas of publishing, retailing, marketing, and a programme focused on environmental, social and corporate governance.

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Launch your career with QA – Scotland’s leading Tech and Digital apprenticeship provider.

In the last decade QA has launched the careers of over 30,000 people introducing them to leading employers – from local successful businesses to the biggest brands on the planet like the NatWest, Amazon, Harper Macleod, Scottish Power, Cisco and Scottish Gov. 

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Early Careers Advice: Where to get help

Young people can experience difficulties with career choice, making career progress or recovering from setbacks. We recommend trying free public services first before considering our private Early Career Development service. So where can you go to get help?

Adviser Updates

Openreach looking for 500 new recruits across Scotland
More than 500 jobs to be created across Scotland through Openreach drive to deliver better broadband

1,000 graduates and apprentices to help Scottish Water go greener
More than 1,000 graduates and apprentices will help transform Scotland’s drinking and waste water services making them greener and fit for future generations.

Creative Scotland Opportunities
Did you know there are over 600 jobs, workshops, funds, awards, residencies and other professional development opportunities for the arts, screen and creative industries on the Opportunities website?

Fairmont St Andrews expands apprenticeship program
Fairmont St Andrews, part of Accor UK, has expanded its Junior Hotelier Apprenticeship program by offering graduates the opportunity to complete a business degree in partnership with Dundee University.

Opportunities with Trailfinders
One of the UKs leading travel brands is recruiting for consultants in Scotland

It’s World Book Day on 3rd March
Find out about vacancies and opportunities at the Scottish Book trust

Jobs announced at Edinburgh Airport
More than 1,000 employment opportunities at Edinburgh Airport will be advertised over the coming weeks, as it launches a recruitment campaign ahead of the expected recovery of travel this year.

New training programme to help young people across Scotland to learn digital skills
Generation UK, the youth employment charity, has teamed up with Microsoft and the JP Morgan Chase Charitable Foundation to deliver the initiative, which is aimed at unemployed people between 18 and 29.

Scotland goes to Space
Construction of a spaceport in Shetland could finally get under way next month after planning permission was granted. Read our blog highlighting Early Careers in the space sector.

Made in Scotland Awards 2022
A great place to be inspired and discover opportunities with the up and coming.

NHS Scotland Youth Academy
Look out for information on the new NHS Scotland Youth Academy and Get ready for work in Health and Social Care.

Top 500 Scottish companies 2022
Which employer? Start with Scotland’s Top 500 companies.

New Gamekeeper training
Find out about new accredited training programmes for gamekeepers.

Underwater industry to create thousands of Scottish jobs
90% of subsea companies expect to recruit in the next 12 months, with a longer-term outlook already suggesting an additional 8,000 jobs over the next three years.

Scotland’s biggest data science showcase returns to Glasgow on 15th March
Data Talent, Scotland’s biggest data science and AI talent showcase, is opening its doors for people looking to kick start their careers in the data sector.

New Pathways to Textile Care and Warehousing course
New College Lanarkshire is working with sustainable fashion company ACS Clothing to deliver an innovative new training programme that’s building on Scotland’s efforts to create a circular economy.

New ‘digital pilots’ license (DPL)
Digital Pilot’s Licence (DPL) course comprises five accelerator programmes: Digital Marketplace, Driving Value from Data, Climate Solutions, Business Blockchain and Wellbeing.

Is Following Your Passion Only for the Privileged?
A new book shows how the advice to follow your passion can perpetuate inequality and be exploited by employers.

Law Training in Scotland – Free webinar
What it’s really like to work at a firm in Scotland. Practical advice for those think about it or making applications.