Are you passionate about helping others? If so, you could use that passion to help people find the best career for them. Study an apprenticeship in career development and begin the first stage in your journey to become a careers adviser. Be part of a sector that’s focused on your progression, as well as those you help.
Scotland’s career development sector is fast-paced and there are lots of jobs to choose from. You could work in customer service in a career development environment. You could develop an understanding of labour market information and enable people to use career services and talk to guidance professionals.
You could learn to develop your networking skills and gain transferrable skills which you can use in another industry. With a range of opportunities available, this apprenticeship is designed to improve your recruitment knowledge and help you thrive in the career development sector.
You will gain a Modern Apprenticeship in Career Development at SCQF Level 7.
Your qualification includes:
core units of an SVQ in Career Development at SCQF Level 7
work experience in a fast-paced industry
As part of your work, you’ll learn how to:
provide career information
understand and provide service information
enable customers to engage with career services and guidance professionals
develop strong connections with co-workers
understand partner networks
This apprenticeship will help you develop core skills such as:
working in a team
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you different options. Choose to continue your studies or go into the career development industry full time.
Further study: You could choose to gain higher qualifications by progressing to an SCQF level 9 Technical Apprenticeship in career development. Go on to study for a degree in career development at university.
Straight to work: Use your experience and secure a job in the career development industry. The could include:
customer service adviser in the career development industry
There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship, but it’s good to have an interest in the career development sector.
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?
The apprenticeship will take between 12 and 18 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.