The Saltire Scholar Programme 2024

Application Guidance

Thank you for your interest in the Saltire Scholar Programme for Summer 2024. On this page, you will find guidance on how you can apply to the programme.

Starting your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete two parts. Part 1 involves submitting your personal details, and Part 2 involves answering five questions for us to get to know you.

1. To start your application, please click here to visit our Careers Site.

2. Click the 'Job Openings' button and then click '2024 Saltire Scholar Application Part One: Personal & Educational Details'


Part 1 - Personal & Educational Details

Part 1 involves completing your personal and educational details.

Click here or the button below to begin Part 1 of your application.

Once complete, you will receive a welcome email with guidance on how to complete Part 2.


Part 2 - Tell us why you are right for the programme

Part 2 involves completing five questions to help us get to know you and why you are right to join the 2024 Saltire Scholar Programme. You can complete your answers via text, or by submitting a video. Please read our guidance below before you submit Part 2 of your application.

To access Part 2, please complete Part 1 first. You will receive access to Part 2 once completed.


Guidance Notes for Part Two:

  • All five questions must be completed.
  • You may answer the questions in written or video format but please only answer each question once.
  • Spend some time thinking about your answers to ensure you are providing full and detailed information.
  • We recommend that you write or record your answers in advance of completing the form.
  • Once you have prepared your answers you can then transfer/upload them on to the application form.
  • Please keep a copy of your answers to protect yourself in the event of a technical issue.
  • Please draw from a variety of experience when answering. Your examples should be recent or on-going. Using historic examples, e.g. from high school, does not reflect your current level of skill or ability.
  • Most questions are seeking examples of when you have demonstrated the corresponding competency. Please use the STAR (situation, task, action, result) structure or similar structure when possible.
  • Questions are ascertaining your individual contribution to situations rather than what you did collectively with others. Please articulate your answers, e.g. ‘I did this by…’ rather than ‘We did this by…’
  • Applications are open for almost one month, giving candidates plenty of time to work on their applications. Please ensure you proofread your application thoroughly, please seek support and guidance from your university’s career service.
  • All answers have been allocated a word count which is made clear to the candidate who should be using this as an indicator as to the depth of answer required. Candidates should be utilising the majority of the word count allocated in order to get across a good level of detail.

Technical Advice:

  • The application form will time-out after 20 minutes (hence why we recommend that you prepare your answers in advance).
  • If your application does time-out and you receive an error/oops message after submitting, your answers will be lost, and you will have to start over.
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Key Dates

  • Closing Date for Applications: 11:59pm Wednesday 4th October 2023.
  • All Applicants notified by 5.30pm on Monday 16th October 2023.
  • Assessment Centre Dates: Monday 30th October – Wednesday 22nd November 2023.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact