Applications for the Graduate Development Programme (GDP) are currently closed. We anticipate recruiting to it again in 2019.

If you’re interested in working for Scottish Government you can find out about our current vacancies here http://www.work-for-scotland.org/.

The following pages give a short overview of the programme, and you’ll also find details of an upcoming conference designed to support applications from people currently under-represented in leadership positions in Scottish Government.

The text below relates to the 2017 GDP campaign, and will likely remain similar for future campaigns.

We’re looking for talented people who want to make a difference.

Our graduate programme is for you if you’re bright, motivated and creative and want to make a difference to the lives of Scotland’s people.

We’re ambitious about diversity: we want to reflect the make-up of modern Scotland in the people we employ and the work we do.

We’ll help you grow. You’ll work in a range of different jobs, be supported in your development, and deal with stakeholders and leaders across the public sector and wider economy – you’ll have all the ingredients to reach your potential.

And your work will matter. From health and welfare to tax and education, you’ll work on the issues that affect the daily lives of the people of Scotland. You will have an impact. The Scottish Government is changing and our responsibilities growing – there’ll be numerous opportunities to make your mark.