Early careers programme

The Council is the largest employer in East Dunbartonshire.  Our Council vacancies are advertised on weekly basis on the MyJobScotland recruitment site where you will find details about the organisation and the area if you would like to find out about working here.

Early Careers Programme

In addition to the permanent and temporary vacancies that we advertise, the Council also runs a number if programmes to support unemployed young people in the area, to provide them with valuable work experience and career development support and training.  These are:

Modern Apprenticeships

Modern apprentices are employed each year across a number of Council services.  An Apprenticeship typically lasts either two or three years.  Successful recruits receive on the job training and day release to attend college and work towards a national qualification.

Vacancies are advertised annually from March.


Our Graduate+ scheme provides underemployed and unemployed graduates with a 12 month graduate work placement in a relevant service area.  The programme includes service specific training and work experience and the development of transferable skills through group workshops and sessions with the graduate team.

Vacancies are advertised annually from May.


Our Work+ initiative provided vulnerable young people who found it difficult to enter employment with work experience in a range of service areas and general support in employability.

The current programme has now finished.  Further opportunities will be promoted locally.