Directorate Service Development & Delivery
Vacancy Type Fixed Term Contract
Duration 12 Months
People Manager No
Driving Licence required No
Closing Date 19/05/2019
At SDS we are ambitious about equality, diversity, and inclusion. If you've got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage candidates who are disabled, from a minority ethnic community and those who are care experienced, due to under-representation in our workforce. We are a Stonewall Top 100, Stonewall Top Trans, Disability Confident, and Carer Positive employer. We also hold the Investors in Young People Gold Award.
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About Our Internship Programme
Our one-year internship programme is designed to provide you with the opportunity to apply and build on the knowledge and skills you gained at university and get your graduate career off to a perfect start. From your first day you will be an integral part of the team you join. You will have a clearly defined role and responsibilities which contribute towards our organisational goals. You will receive on the job training, and where appropriate, complete e-learning or face to face training to enhance your knowledge and skills.
As a graduate intern you’ll also undertake a personal development programme. This is a series of workshops designed to enhance the soft skills required to succeed in the world of work. Some examples of the workshops offered include; communication skills, project management skills and managing yourself and your workload in the workplace. You’ll also have a supportive mentor and line manager. More information on the programme and the benefits of joining can be found at www.sds.co.uk/intern.
The Application Process
In addition to your academic qualification we are looking for talented individuals who will help us achieve our vision for Scotland and for the future of our organisation. The behaviours we display and the decisions we make are guided by Our Values:
We put the needs of our customers at the heart of all we do
We make use of our combined strengths and expertise to deliver the best outcomes
We demonstrate self-motivation, personal responsibility and respect
We continually improve to achieve excellence
We have aligned our recruitment processes to our organisational values. The behaviours we will assess at interview will allow you to demonstrate how you share our values:
Customer Focus, Equality & Diversity, Teamwork, Collaboration, Social Responsibility, Trust, Accountability, Integrity, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Adaptability
It is important to us that candidates are able to demonstrate a selection of these qualities, both in the application form, and face to face at interview. This will be used as an indicator of your suitability for the role. As team working is a big part of what we do, the interview process will also require you to take part in a group exercise. A group exercise is another way in which we can assess team working and communication skills. More information on all of this will be made available if you are successful after the initial application stage.
We’re a Disability Confident Employer
At SDS we are committed to ensuring that candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. Should you meet the minimum essential criteria and be invited to the next stage we are able to make reasonable adjustments to the selection process. Please use the Personal Statement section on the application form to highlight your needs or call us on 0300 013 5119 for an informal chat. This information will only be used by HR to support you through the process and will not influence shortlisting.
About the Role
The internship offers the chance to assist in the delivery and development of engaging and inspiring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities to the 10 – 15 age group and have an influence on the wider uptake of STEM subjects by school pupils.
Responsibilities include, supporting the planning and delivery of STEM workshops, facilitating STEM engagement events, developing internal and external relationships to inform, develop and support the delivery of the My Wow Live programme.
The role also includes researching local and national STEM initiatives to identify collaborative working opportunities and support the development of new workshops.
You’ll be educated to degree level (SCQF level 9) in a STEM subject. You’ll be a team player who is self-motivated and can work on your own initiative with a desire and enthusiasm to inspire young people to consider a career in STEM.
Ideally, you’ll have previous experience delivering group work to young people and will be able to demonstrate your innovation and creativity to ensure the sessions are insightful and fun.
You’ll also have good organisational skills with the ability to multi-task while working in partnership with both internal and external partners. Good communication skills are essential for this role and you must have the confidence to present and engage young people in a group situation.
It is important for us to learn more about you so please answer each question as fully as possible. In addition, the ‘Personal Statement’ section is your opportunity demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria for the job as detailed in the job description and tell us your motivations for applying for this Graduate Intern vacancy. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made for you to attend interview, then please provide details in this section also.
Finally, in order to support the government’s initiative on youth employment, candidates must be aged 24 or younger on 14th October 2019. However, SDS will be flexible on age criteria for applicants who identify as care experienced or disabled; in which case candidates must be 29 or younger on 14th October 2019.
Assessment Centres will take place between 24th June and 10th July 2019.