Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse MSP, Christina McKelvie is urging young people to apply for apprenticeships that have been announced in the Scottish Parliament.
 
The scheme to employ 20 young people has been launched by Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick.
 
Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a range of areas including Visitor Services, Events, Security, HR and IT.
 
An Open Day for young people interested in hearing more about the available opportunities will be held in the Parliament on November 21st.
 
Christina said:
 
“This scheme will provide opportunities for young people to build the skills to help them in their future careers and a range of positions are on offer in the Parliament which will help build those skills.
 
“Young people aged between 16-24 interested in applying can do so through a dedicated website where they can access the details of the opportunities on offer. Later this month the Parliament will also host an Open Day.”
 
The scheme provides opportunities for young people from all backgrounds. The Scottish Parliament piloted a Modern Apprenticeship programme in 2012 which was a great success.
 
Christina added:
 
“Young people have a lot to offer the Parliament and I believe the Parliament has a lot to offer them. Apprenticeships are a great opportunity for young people to help build a successful career.
 
“It would be great to see applications from people in my constituency so I would urge those looking for apprenticeships to check the website and attend the Open Day on the 21st of this month.”
 
An Open Day about the apprenticeship programme is being held at Holyrood on 21st November. For more details on the day and how to book go to www.scottish.parliament.uk/apprenticeships or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.