Working for us

At SQA inclusion and diversity is central to our success. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view. So we're building a culture where difference is valued reflecting 21st century Scotland's diversity of talent, skills and thinking.


Disability Confident Employer logoWe are an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all members of the community.

We are a Disability Confident employer and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers themself to be disabled and who meets the competency requirements for the post.

SQA has a Gaelic Language Plan and is committed to its purpose. Tha Plana Gàidhlig aig SQA agus tha sinn a' creidsinn gu dàrachdach agus na h-amasan a tha air cur a-mach sa Phlana Nàisteanta don Ghàidhlig.

Stonewall Diversity Champion Scotland logoWe are also committed to our membership as a Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion and to promoting a workplace where all employees, including LGBT colleagues, in SQA can be themselves.

Social responsibility

Hands-Up - corporate volunteering

We encourage our staff to volunteer through our Hands-Up scheme to support local communities.

You can use your volunteering time to work on your own volunteering activity where it meets our volunteering criteria or get involved in one of the many activities organised by SQA.

Supporting charity

We encourage staff to support out fundraising activities in support of our nominated charities. Activities include quiz nights, cake sales, sponsored walks and many others.

Staff development and training

SVQ programme

We run an SVQ programme where you may undertake a qualification that is relevant to your role.

Financial Assistance for formal qualifications

After a qualifying period of 12 months we will consider applications to support your development by providing support and financial assistance toward fees for formal qualifications that are relevant to your role.

Trade Union membership

We work closely with and recognise two trade unions - Unite and Unison. All staff are welcome to join a union and can discuss their options by contacting their union representative.