Scottish Government Modern Apprentice vacancy – closing date Fri 2 August 2013 3pm

Attached is another job specification for an Apprentice opportunity based in the Natural Resources Division of the Scottish Government.

1 x MA Administrator
This post will provide administrative support.
This Modern Apprenticeship is based in Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ
While this will be targeted mainly at the Edinburgh teams, other areas can also be notified if working with young people who are willing to travel.

Please can you alert the relevant teams 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 contracted to work less than 16 hrs 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:

• Good communication skills (both oral and written)

• Good self-starter, able to pick up systems and work quickly

• Ability to prioritise and manage a varied workload

• Good team working skills

• IT skills – Word and Excel

Please note the closing date for applications is Friday 2nd August 2013 at 3 p.m. Can I please ask that all CVs and covering letters are sent electronically to

This position has an attractive starting salary of £15,792.

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