Career Development Technical
Scotland’s career development sector is fast-paced with a variety of roles. It's a sector dedicated to personal development, training and job support.
The apprenticeship gives you an idea of what it means to help develop people's career paths. You'll learn how to:
make connections across various partners
help people use digital tools and employability resource
support job-seekers to engage with employers and training providers
Career development is diverse with lots of progression. You'll improve your recruitment knowledge and thrive in employability roles. You could go on and study to become a qualified careers adviser. That would mean helping people to identify and progress their career goals.
You'll also develop your networking skills and gain transferable skills.
You will gain a Technical Apprenticeship in Career Development at SCQF Level 9.
Your qualification includes:
core units of an SVQ in career information, advice and employability support at SCQF Level 9
work experience in a dynamic and exciting industry
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
provide career information
use labour market information
help customers to access professional careers advice
help customers to access partner support
be an advocate for customers with partners
help customers take forward actions for their goals
use digital tools and resources for career development
create lasting client relationships
develop strong connections with co-workers
plan, run and evaluate projects
This apprenticeship will help you develop core skills such as:
working as a team
This Technical Apprenticeship gives you different options. Choose to continue your education or find a career development job.
Further study: Continue your studies with a career development post graduate degree (SCQF 11) at university. The qualification required to be a sector endorsed qualified Careers Adviser. Your experience will support your application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a job in the career development sector. With this apprenticeship, you could apply for a range of jobs, such as:
placement liaison officer
Although there are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship, it’s useful to have completed the Modern Apprenticeship in career development.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Technical Apprenticeship will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.