Scottish Government Modern Apprentice vacancy

Modern Apprenticeship Business Support Assistant

This post will provide administrative support.
This Modern Apprenticeship is based in Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh , EH11 3XD
While this will be targeted mainly at the Edinburgh and Lothian 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:

Essential Criteria

• potential to perform at this level
• ability and commitment to achieve all the outcomes of the apprenticeship including passing SVQ 2 in Business Administration
• Diversity awareness.
• Self-Awareness
• People Management: You will be able work as part of a wider team
• Customer Service: A desire to help others by providing an efficient and helpful service to both internal colleagues and external stakeholders. You will be able to understand how each customer fits into the wider public sector and build positive relationships along the way.
Desirable Criteria

• Willingness to deliver excellent customer service
• Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 10th July 2013. Due to holidays, on this occasion please note that all CVs and covering letters must be 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.