Erin's Story


I work as an HR Administrator. I started as a business admin apprentice in 2015. Before my apprenticeship I was at college and working part time in a small shop. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love going on little road trips in my brand new mini to take my dogs for walks in the country, and planning exciting trips away.

Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship at the Scottish Parliament?

I applied for apprenticeship at the Parliament because there was an opportunity with the Human Resources, which was what I was studying at college. The chance to learn on the job stood out to me the most.  I actually left college to take up the apprenticeship.

From starting at the parliament as an apprentice to now in a permanent position has been an incredible journey. I enjoyed working with and learning from a variety of different people.

Erin with the Presiding Officer and Clerk/Chief Executive

What do you do in your current role?

I deal with a wide range of tasks dealing directly with MSPs, their staff and of course Parliament staff. Every day I come into a new puzzle to solve.

This year I am part of the team running the apprenticeship programme. Two years ago I was on the other side of the table and now I am viewing the process with a completely different perspective!

Do you have any future aspirations?

The Parliament is supporting me to go to college in the evening to complete my CIPD professional qualification (on top of the SVQ level three I achieved during my apprenticeship).  I hope this will help me continue to develop further up the organisation and explore all the opportunities the parliament has to offer.

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