Day 240- Tiegan, 18, East Lothian

I am currently a Modern Apprentice at the Scottish Parliament. This involves me working full time in the Information Management and Governance department which is really interesting. I achieved my Business and Administration qualification last month and I am now hoping to become a permanent member of staff within the SP.


Which young Scot inspires you?
The young Scot that inspires me is definitely my little sister Kenzi. She inspires me because she always has such a positive outlook on life which is amazing for her age, not one day goes by where she doesn’t make me smile from ear to ear. She always wants to help others and is such a kind, caring and thoughtful little girl. I just love her.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about Scotland is definitely the people that live here. No one takes themselves too seriously and everyone is up for a laugh. Some of the best comedians are Scottish which means we are actually really really funny! Not to mention we basically invented everything.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
If I was to tell older generations one thing about young people it would definitely be that times have changed a lot since they my age and things will keep on changing. Not all of us youngsters are addicted to our phones, iPads etc even though we have been born into this world of Technology. We are actually a clever generation.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement to date is successfully completing my Modern Apprenticeship in the Scottish Parliament. I will always be proud of this as I know I am making everyone proud- especially my mum!

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I would like to be offered a permanent role within the Scottish Parliament. I have worked really hard over the past year so this would mean so much to me. I’d also like to travel later and life and see as much as I can!

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
Do what makes you happy! Do not let anyone underestimate you and if you can do something then do it with pride. “Just keep trying it’s all you can do”.

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