Attracting Young Talent to NatureScot

NatureScot offers a wide variety of exciting nature based work and career opportunities for young people. We have a variety of entry level roles such as Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships and Trainee positions found across Scotland. They include technical, scientific, specialist and support type roles. All posts give the opportunity to learn and develop new and transferrable skills contributing to the delivery of our priority work. NatureScot supports a flexible approach to working and location (unless there is a specific locational base associated with the post). We are an inclusive employer keen to attract talent from across a wide spectrum of backgrounds and experience. If you want to find out more please visit our Vacancies page.

Have a look at some of our young NatureScot staff and hear their experiences and tips on how to get started with a career in the environmental sector.

Early career tips from young NatureScot staff
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Fairlie Kirkpatrick Baird is a Geographic Systems and Data Coordination Officer working at NatureScot. Fairlie started at NatureScot as a graduate placement researching water scarcity, and here talks about the role and skills required, and shares one pathway into this career, with advice for applying for different jobs.

You can watch more of our young staff and hear about their experiences working with NatureScot in our playlist of early career advice for budding environmentalists.

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