Scottish Government Modern Apprenticeships

A twenty month fixed term appointment leading to a permanent position if during the apprenticeship you successfully complete probation; pass an Information & Communication Technology (ICT) SVQ level 3 and then pass an ICT competency based selection interview.

There are 2 roles in the Data Centre & Network Services team, (DCNS) and 4 roles in the helpdesk team to be filled. Both these Branch areas are located within Information Services and Information Systems, (ISIS).

6 x MA Helpdesk Operators ICT
These Modern Apprenticeships are based in Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh, EH11 3XD
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 these vacancies and ask that they encourage eligible appropriate young people to apply (16-24, unemployed, who are capable of completing an SVQ level 3 Information & Communication Technology (ICT) within 20 months). Young people contracted to work less than 16 hours per week are also eligible as are those currently at school, or participating in an Employability Fund programme.

Unfortunately for this particular opportunity, the Scottish Government cannot support young people who have already completed the SVQ level 3 in ICT 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 these posts are:

Essential Criteria

• potential to perform at this level;
• ability and commitment to achieve all the outcomes of the apprenticeship including passing – SVQ 3 ICT Modern Apprenticeship – where dedicated modules will be covered alongside soft skills;
• strong interest in an ICT career.

Desirable Criteria

• ability to work with stakeholders at all levels;
• completion of ICT related subjects.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 3rd June 2014. Can I please ask that all CVs and covering letters are sent electronically to

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

Saughton House Edinburgh closing date 3 June 2014