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Skills for the Future Traineeship Opportunity

In 2014 the National Galleries of Scotland welcomed its first Skills for the Future trainees.  Six young people, aged between 18 and 24, joined us for a paid 18 month traineeship where they learn to digitise our collections, gain an SQA accredited qualification, and most importantly, substantial workplace experience.  Our trainees gain a Level 7 SQA Customised Award in Collections Digitisation, the credits gained from which can be used towards university entrance conditions.  Expert members of staff from across the organisation, from curators to art handlers, photographers to digital media, provide hands on training that equip trainees with the broadest possible experience, helping to give increase job prospects upon graduation. 


We are looking for young people with an interest in the cultural heritage sector, a passion for leaning, and a keen interest in photography, to join our second cohort of trainees.  Recruitment will begin in Spring 2016 with a start date of September 2016.  We are planning to visit schools, colleges, and community groups to talk to groups of potential applicants and deliver activity based sessions that will describe exactly what digitisation is and what it involves, during the spring.  We are looking for young people who will be 18 by the 1st September 2016.  Please let us know if you would like us to come and talk to your school, college or community group by contacting Project Coordinator, Nicole Meehan at nmeehan@nationalgalleries.org.  And we would be very grateful if you would forward this information to any other school/college/community group you think may be interested in this opportunity.

Project website:  nationalgalleriesdigitisation.tumblr.com

Project contact:  nmeehan@nationalgalleries.org