Creative Scotland Traineeships

Funding is available to arts and creative organisations in Scotland to support them to employ a young person who has encountered barriers to developing a career in the arts due to a lack of opportunity.

The scheme has a total budget of £100,000. Organisations can apply for up to £10,000 towards the costs of employing a trainee, and it is anticipated that up to 10 traineeships will be supported.

Organisations will be expected to offer a contract of employment and contribute all other costs towards the salary and development of the trainee.

The expectation is that trainees will work to a 35-hour working week, provided this is in line with other staff working hours in the organisation.

Creative Scotland supports a Living Wage and trainees must be paid a minimum of £7.85 per hour. Should the Living Wage rise, employers will be expected to match this.