Sinita's Story

The two things I believed in life was opportunities and having a positive mind-set even when things never went the way I planned.  An apprenticeship in the Scottish Parliament was something I was determined to get and work hard for, knowing that I would be up against many people who would have more qualifications and more knowledge than myself.  Just goes to show hard work pays off and opportunities do arise. 

Why did you choose an apprenticeship at the Scottish Parliament?

I chose to apply for the Scottish Parliament apprenticeship because I knew if there was one place I could gain skills and build my confidence it would be somewhere that’s in the public eye. I knew it would be a great place to get involved for career opportunities in the future. I knew that the Scottish Parliament would test me in all ways possible, and would only improve my existing skills for the better. 

What’s a typical day like for you?

Every day is like no other, we can only predict what may happen. We have a brief ready however anything can affect business in the Chamber which affects us in the office. A typical day for me is coming into the office ready for questions and motions to be processed and publishing reports online. 

How have you benefited from your apprenticeship?

Through the apprenticeship, I managed to gain a qualification as well as learning new skills and improving my current skills. I even managed to get a permanent job working in Chamber office, which is one of the core offices here at the centre of parliamentary business.

What has been your greatest achievement?

My greatest achievement has been winning a young role model award in November 2016. Never did I imagine I would win an award, all thanks to the Scottish Parliament for recognising my hard work and putting my name forward


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