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Social Security Scotland recruiting for 40 Modern Apprentices

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Young people are being encouraged to submit applications for Social Security Scotland’s Modern Apprenticeship roles as the closing date approaches.

The 40 new jobs are part of plans to recruit 2,000 people ahead of the introduction of new benefits, as announced by the First Minister last month.

This is the latest in a series of recruitment campaigns to make sure the new social security service is ready to administer Adult Disability Payment in spring 2022.

The jobs will be based across Social Security Scotland and will offer young people skills and experience in areas such as IT, Client Services and Procurement.

David Wallace, Chief Executive of Social Security Scotland, said:

“These new roles will help us to create a diverse workforce that reflects the people that we serve. We are proud to have committed to the Young Person’s Guarantee, joining employers across Scotland in creating the best opportunities we can for young people in Dundee and Glasgow.

“The jobs are a great start in the workplace, with the prospect of permanent employment that offers career progression and benefits. Our apprentices will get all the training and support they need and we look forward to welcoming them as they begin their new careers.”

Darren, who joined Social Security Scotland as a Modern Apprentice, said:

“I was fresh out of high school and didn’t have any interest in going to college or university. My experience of working at Social Security Scotland has been really exciting and challenging in a good way with a supportive team who can always lend a hand. It has been easy for someone like me to adapt even though I haven’t worked in an office before.”

Applications for Modern Apprenticeship roles are being accepted until Tuesday 26 October.

People can find out more and apply for a Modern Apprenticeship at socialsecurity.gov.scot/jobs

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