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Apply Now: First Minister Mentoring Programme - Young Women Aged 18 - 23

17th May 2017

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Imagine what you could achieve with Scotland's First Minister beside you?
We are working with the Scottish Government to find an aspiring young woman (aged 18 to 23 on the 8th March 2017 - International Women's Day) to be mentored by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Mentoring is a powerful way of helping young women achieve their goals and will help to create a new generation of positive role models to inspire other young women.

If you are young woman or you identify yourself as a young woman, aged between 18-23, and are bold, brilliant and courageous about the future, we want to hear from you.

During the mentoring programme, you will have at least four private meetings with the First Minister. There may be additional opportunities depending on your interests, and the opportunity to work with the media. The mentoring experience will take place between June 2017 and March 2018.

During your experience, Young Scot will work with you to create additional activities and opportunities to expand your skills and help you to realise your goals. These could be speaking engagements, attendance at board meetings or shadowing experiences to help you to develop your projects, ideas and leadership skills.

As you apply, we will need a few details about you, your circumstance and your hopes and aspirations for the future. You can be passionate about any topic or idea. We are looking for someone who will really benefit from spending time with the First Minister and will grasp the opportunity with both hands.

All young women (or young people who identify as female) living in Scotland aged between 18 and 23 (as of March 8th 2017!) are welcome to apply.

Young Scot is committed to ensuring the applicants come from diverse backgrounds, ages, and geographies, and that we receive applications from young people with additional support needs. The Scottish Government will meet all reasonable expenses, including childcare and travel.

You can download the application form by clicking here or from the attachments section at the bottom of this page and email it to June Osborne ( or, alternatively you can click here to apply online or fill in the embedded application form below.

Please Note: The deadline for applications is May 30th 2017. Unfortunately we cannot accept incomplete applications.

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