Modern Apprenticeship – Scottish Government

Modern Apprenticeship Policy Assistant, Learning Directorate, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, Closing Date Monday 25th Nov 2013

1 x MA Policy Assistant

This post will provide administrative support to the School Infrastructure Unit which is within the Learning Directorate, based in Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ

Please can you alert the relevant staff to this vacancy and ask that they encourage eligible young people to apply (16-24, unemployed, who are capable of completing an SVQ Level 2 in one year). Young people who are contracted to work less than 16 hrs per week are also eligible.

Unfortunately the Scottish Government cannot support to SVQ Level 3 young people who have already completed the SVQ Level 2 in Business Administration and they would therefore not be eligible.

Candidates should explain in their CVs specifically how they meet the competencies indicated in the post and should include a short covering letter. The specific requirements for this post are:

· Self Awareness
· Customer Service
· Team Work
· Information Management
· You should have the ability and commitment to achieve all the outcomes of the apprenticeship including passing SVQ 2 in Business Administration

Closing date for applications is Monday 25th November 2013. Can I please ask that all CVs and covering letters are sent electronically to

This position has an attractive starting salary of £16,042.

The department is keen that the successful candidate start asap, although security checks may take 6 weeks.