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Starting your career

Entry level post for school leavers, college leavers, former apprentices and university leavers

Local authorities provide such a wide range of services, whether you are leaving school and starting out in your career, have just finished college/university or are looking to use your skills and experience in a completely new field, there are a huge range of both qualified and unqualified career paths available.

Leaving school? If you are looking to take your first steps into the wold of work there are a variety of entry level career routes, aside from apprenticeships. Local authorities offer training to allow you to be the best you can be in your new job, and also further learning and development to take you to the next step.

Finishing College or University? Working with a council could be the perfect place for you to use your new skills as they provide various opportunities including career development schemes and graduate apprenticeships.

Changing careers? If you want to take your career in a new direction, there are plenty of options with your council. Whether you plan to undertake studies in a new field or use your current skills and experience to take on a different role there are plenty of new career options to choose from. Find out more here.

Skills Development Scotland has useful tools to help you identify some career options.

Hear how some employees new to the local authority found their journey.

View the below pages for hints and tips in identifying your skills, gaining more from your current career and advice on which path to take.

Using Job Board Effectively

Looking for a Job Using LinkedIn

Planning ahead to make the best of your career

Help – I’m returning to work after being off for a while

What is “Brand Me”?