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Recruitment and selection

Recruitment and selection

Our policy

We aim to attract and recruit the right people, at the right time, in the right job who can meet the current and future needs of the business. Recruitment and selection is conducted in a fair, lawful, professional and cost effective manner.

We encourage job applications from a wide range of individuals, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

Data Protection

Your Privacy

When you apply for a job with us you will be directed our dedicated recruitment site. Your personal data will be processed by us according to the principles of our recruitment privacy notice.

The data that you provide will be used for the purposes of determining your suitability for employment. Any personal information including interview notes, applicant communication, feedback, references and voluntary equality monitoring data and special category data will be treated confidentially and destroyed after the recruitment has been finalised and in accordance with our data retention policy.

Equal opportunities

Our commitment to equality and diversity

We believe that diversity benefits every colleague, resident and business in the country and it is important that our approach is accessible by all, regardless of:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

Young Person's Guarantee

Scottish Enterprise is committed to the Scottish Government’s Young Person's Guarantee and its ambition that, within two years, every young person aged between 16 and 24 will have an opportunity such as:

  • A job
  • An apprenticeship
  • Further or higher education
  • A training programme
  • Volunteering work

As an employer, we've received a Gold award through the Investors In Young People accreditation scheme. We support activities like school engagement, Career Ready, Foundation Apprenticeships, and Graduates.

We also ensure that our work environment supports all young people and provides fair work, through mentoring programmes and our Young Leader’s Group.

Our goal is to create job opportunities for young people that will help them build a positive future.

Realising Scotland's economic potential

Our work has been greatly helped by an increased focus on inclusive growth which has equality of opportunity as a fundamental theme. There are moral and legal reasons to promote equality, but it's also part of realising Scotland's full economic potential. Embracing equal opportunities will help:

  • Counter the effects of an ageing workforce
  • Address youth and female unemployment
  • Encourage greater innovation in the Scottish economy

There is also a strong business case for Scottish companies to adopt diversity. Research suggests that an effective approach to equal opportunities helps businesses increase productivity, expand market share and improve staff recruitment and retention.

Equality Act 2010

We are committed to complying with the Act, the Public Sector Duty and the associated Scottish Specific Equality Duties, giving due regard to:

  • Eliminating discrimination
  • Advancing equality of opportunity
  • Fostering good relations between groups
  • We have a number of mechanisms to fulfil this, which are outlined below

Equality Mainstreaming Report

This report details:

Our commitment to equal opportunities

  1. The steps we're taking to ensure we address the needs of under-represented groups
  2. A revised set of outcomes based on progress with our previous outcomes
  3. This fulfils our obligation to produce a mainstreaming report under the Scottish Specific Equality Duties.

Equality mainstreaming report (PDF, 1.67MB)

Equality mainstreaming report (Word, 1.07MB)

Our employer accreditations and awards

Disability confident employer

Disability confident employer

Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion

Stonewall Scotland diversity champion

We're supporting age positive

Age Positive supporter

Young Person's Guarantee Employer logo

Young Person's Guarantee employer

Top 10 Flexible Employer Logo

Top 10 Flexible Employer

Institute of Export & International Trade

Investors in young people - Gold Award

Carer positive employer in Scotland

Carer positive employer in Scotland

Economic Development Association Scotland