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Glasgow Chamber of Commerce becomes an SCQF Inclusive Recruiter

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is the latest organisation to join the SCQF Inclusive Recruiter Programme, helping it to streamline recruitment practices and put the right person with the right skills in the right job.    

The qualifications landscape in Scotland has changed significantly over the last decade and it is important that employers are able to recognise and compare the wide range of qualifications and learning programmes now available in Scotland.  

The SCQF has 12 levels and covers both academic and vocational qualifications delivered at school, college, university, the workplace and the community - including apprenticeships and industry-specific qualifications – recognising and valuing skills in a variety of fields.  

By using SCQF levels and tools in recruitment processes, including job descriptions and adverts, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce hopes to increase the pool of potential talent from which to select employees and to enable prospective employees to better understand the skills needed to fulfil the roles available.  

Becoming an SCQF Inclusive Recruiter supports the Chamber’s commitment to being a forward thinking and inclusive employer, working to create positive change in Glasgow and beyond.

Ashleigh McCulloch, Creative Director at Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Regional Lead, DYW Glasgow, said:

Becoming an SCQF Inclusive Recruiter promotes equality of all qualifications, properly benchmarks the skills of staff and applicants to our roles and broadens the pool of potential talent.

Nicola Smith, Lead: Projects and Employer Support at the SCQF Partnership, added:

As Scotland’s national lifelong learning, qualifications and skills framework, the SCQF brings a huge number of different types of qualifications together in the same place so they can be compared and understood. Glasgow Chamber of Commerce have recognised the importance of changing the language they are using when recruiting to match the language being used now in education.

If you are an employer and would like to elevate your recruitment practices, please get in touch. The process of becoming an SCQF Inclusive Recruiter is simple and there is no cost. We provide staff training and will talk you though how to:

  • Recognise and compare qualifications
  • Benchmark your job roles to the SCQF
  • Recognise skills and experience at different SCQF levels
  • Word your job adverts to attract the widest range of candidates with the right skills for your role

Have a look at our SCQF Inclusive Recruiter wall, and join these progressive employers who are using the SCQF in a variety of ways to enhance their business practice.

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