Modern Apprenticeship with The Scottish Government

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Scottish Government – Administrative Officer

The Scottish Governmant are currently advertising for 3 Modern Apprenticeship Administrative Officer positions in Glasgow.

  • Full-time (37 hours)
  • Salary- £20,064- £22,232
  • Glasgow Based

Job overview

The recruitment of Modern Apprentices is a fair, open and merit based process (16+) and with permanence from the start of the apprenticeship. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the interview.


We are currently seeking applications for professional administrative officers within the Business Division of the Scottish Government Legal Directorate. The post-holder will be part of a team of 6 X A3 professional administrative officers.

The post holder will be joining our newly integrated professional support teams in to a single directorate wide business support team. The team provide support to 180 solicitors across the directorate. This is an interesting, varied and challenging position with the opportunity to develop new skills in a highly active legal area. SGLD offer a range of development opportunities including in-house training and attendance at other courses with corporate learning.

The Business Division in SGLD is working towards delivering a new and improved directorate wide modern and effective support function that ensures that all of the solicitors we work with receive the high quality support they need. We are looking for staff to build a resilient, professional and modern support team that develops and enhances the support we currently offer as well as creating opportunities to develop the team and their skills. You will have a chance to contribute your views and ideas on what a moderns support service could offer.

As well as providing support to our advisory divisions the team also provide professional support to our litigation divisions so there will be opportunities to observe the courts in action and to assist the four Litigation Clerks with court preparations, working closely with solicitors and counsel.

What will I learn?


Throughout the first 12 months the candidate will be expected to gain a relevant SVQ qualification in Business Administration. Support will be provided by a qualified assessor who will work with the successful candidate on a monthly basis. Time will be given to work on your qualification, this includes delivering 2 presentations.

What qualification or qualities are required?

Please read each of the essential criteria and think about a time or an example that can help demonstrate your knowledge/skills.

1. Good interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively.
2. Good knowledge and understanding of Outlook and Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook.
3. Ability to work well as part of team working flexibly across a number of different tasks.
4. Proven organisational and time management skills, including the ability to balance competing demands and use initiative

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