Gaelic Student Placement Scheme 2017

Gaelic Student Placement Scheme 2017

In co-conjunction with Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are offering an opportunity for students with Gaelic skills to be employed for ten weeks during summer 2017 in the Western Isles with organisations which use Gaelic in the workplace every day. These ten weeks can take place anytime over the summer, but the placement must be completed by 31 August, 2017.
This Scheme has been running for many years, and has been very successful in terms of developing the Gaelic skills of students, and giving them valuable experience of a professional work environment. From the point of view of the organisations, the Scheme can give them an opportunity to hire students to work on specific projects, work which would not be possible to do without the assistance of these students.
Information about the Scheme:
·         The students must be in higher education (ie at university or in college);
·         The students must have some Gaelic speaking, reading and writing skills;
·         The students must be intending to return to higher education in autumn, 2017;
·         The Gaelic organisations must pay the Living Wage to the students (£8.25 per hour);
·         The students must work at least 30 hours per week on their placements, and;
·         If possible, we recommend that priority be given to students who have not been on a placement scheme previously.
 
Check the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar for info coming up shortly. We will update as we receive info.