two former modern apprentices

South of Scotland Enterprise announce plans to recruit three modern apprentices

Two of our former modern apprentices are encouraging applicants to put their names forward for three new roles with South of Scotland Enterprise.

We are recruiting three modern apprentices, whose roles will be focussed on:

  • Net Zero - this role will aim to help increase Net Zero activities in the region and help foster a carbon culture within SOSE
  • Economic development of the cycling sector - the successful candidate will coordinate, monitor, evaluate and administer the ongoing delivery of the South of Scotland Cycling Partnership Strategy and the Cycling Infrastructure Fund
  • Data & insights -  this role will focus on research and insights, where the successful candidate will engage in a range of data collection projects to allow SOSE to make data driven decisions, while gaining research and data science skills.

They will contribute to its overall aim of supporting businesses and communities to thrive, grow and fulfil their best potential.

The opportunities are based in the South of Scotland, and those who are successful will have the chance to work across various areas of SOSE to help them deliver on a range of diverse projects.

Information webinar and how to apply

An information webinar to provide potential candidates with more details on the roles is taking place on Tuesday 5 March at 1pm.
You can sign up for the webinar and also apply for the roles by clicking here. The deadline for applications is Sunday 17 March. 

Scottish Apprenticeship week

The recruitment drive coincides with the Scottish Apprenticeship Week, which runs from 4 to 8 March.

Modern Apprenticeships give anyone over the age of 16 the opportunity to work in a paid job while undertaking workplace training to gain new and enhanced skills and recognised qualifications.

What do former Apprentices think?

Chloe Scott

Chloe Scott from Hawick started as a modern apprentice with SOSE and has gone on to gain a permanent role as an HR assistant with the organisation.

Chloe said:

“My advice for anyone thinking of applying would be to just go for it.

“There is so much opportunity to be had here at SOSE and a wide range of experiences you can gain from a Modern Apprenticeship.

“You can come from having no experience in this type of organisation and can come straight from school.

“I think it’s a good step into the world of work.”

Lucy-Jane Robeson

Lucy-Jane Robeson from Kelso also began as a modern apprentice and is now our IT and Data Analyst Assistant.

Lucy said:

“I worked in the retail industry for a few years before this opportunity came up at SOSE and prior to that I studied events management at university.

“Events management focussed largely on economic development which is why I wanted to apply for the role here, to gain real life experience working on projects.”

Jane Morrison-Ross, Chief Executive, added: 

“Modern Apprenticeships are a fantastic way into a career and a chance for earn while people learn. 

“They also provide us, as employers, with real benefits including developing people to meet our needs, creating a diverse workforce, and developing talented workers.

“I can’t wait to welcome our new apprentices to be part of our ambitious team.”