What's it like to be a DDaT professional?

The Scottish Digital Academy is building a showcase of stories, written by Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Professionals wishing to illustrate a typical day in their job role.

What progress have we made?



This workstream forms part of the Scottish Government Digital Programme and is now live.


Public sector digital capability

We’re building a nation where digital technology enables everyone to progress. Every home, community, school, and business – big or small. We’re empowering everyone with digital connectivity. Making sure we all have access to vital public sector services, And strengthening our country’s cyber security. That means putting users’ needs at the heart of everything we do. And changing how we work to transform and join up digital services for millions of people.

Our vision is to create a more successful country, increase wellbeing and provide opportunities to all people living in Scotland. As an organisation we embody the values of In the Service of Scotland in that we act with integrity, are inclusive, collaborative, innovative and kind.  


Building Digital Capability

The Digital, Data and Technology Profession (DDaT) profession spans a vast range of roles across government. We currently have over 50 digital, data and technology job roles, organised into career paths within eight job families.


Developing Digital Culture

We’re an organisation that touches the lives of everyone across Scotland, and beyond.

With big ambitions come big opportunities, and the digital profession has some of the most rewarding jobs and careers available today. Our culture and way of working is important to us.

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