Modern Apprentice

Scottish Government

Apply before 11:55 pm on Wednesday 14th December 2022



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£22,182 - £24,488
You will also undertake a Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in Business and Administration at SCQF Level 6 which will be centrally supported the Modern Apprentice Network within Scottish Government.

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Administrative Assistant

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Leith, Scotland, EH6 6QQ

Job summary

The Directorate for Internal Audit and Assurance Business Support Hub is looking for a Modern Apprentice. This is a busy and interesting role, you will join a small support team, with a supportive team culture and good development opportunities, given the wide variety of work within the Directorate.


In this role you will undertake a variety of administrative tasks to support the corporate function of the directorate.


You will also undertake a Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in Business and Administration at SCQF Level 6 which will be centrally supported the Modern Apprentice Network within Scottish Government.

Job description

Delivering a high standard of Business Support across the Directorate by:
• Monitoring and dealing with frequent requests to the Business Support Hub Mailbox
• Preparing customer satisfaction surveys to issue to clients and presenting this information to senior management
• Providing administrative support for meetings and events, including making bookings, arranging catering, securing require equipment and taking minutes.
• Arranging and booking hospitality, travel and accommodation through Scottish Government purchasing systems
• Assisting the Directorate team with general administrative duties as required including supporting our internal audit team with audit software
• Contribute to routine Management Information reports
• Providing financial support by raising purchase order, receipting invoices and monitoring expense claims using Scottish Government financial systems.
• Maintaining audit trail for financial transactions, including retention of appropriate documents and approvals.
• Contributing to continuous improvement work across the Directorate

Person specification

No specific qualifications are required for this position 


Essential Criteria


1 – Team Work
Ability to work as part of a team to achieve outcomes.

2 – Customer Service
Ability to meet the needs and expectations of your customers.

3 – Communications and Engagement
Ability to achieve positive outcomes using effective communication skills.

4 – Information Management

Able to obtain and share information in a presentable and understandable way.

Selection process details

To apply for this position please use the link provided

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

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We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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