Modern Apprenticeships with the Scottish Government



The Scottish Government are currently advertising Modern Apprenticeships in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Salary starts at £20,064 during training rising in increments.

Deadline for application is 27 May 2021.

The following information relates to the Administration and Finance opportunity with in the Glasgow branch of the Scottish Government. The link to apply follows at the end.

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.

In April 2019, the First Minister recognised a ‘global climate emergency’ and following the passage of the climate change Bill, Scotland will now be required to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 with an interim reduction of 75% required by 2030 and 90% by 2040.

Decarbonising the supply of heat to all of Scotland’s buildings is one of the major challenges that will need to be addressed. The 2019 Programme for Government commits the Scottish Government to combining the action we need to take on climate change with our ambition to provide affordable, warm homes.

The Successful candidate will work across three units in the consumers and low carbon division. These units work across policy development, regulation and delivery of Scottish Government programmes which aim to help decarbonise Scotland’s Buildings. As a result of this the chosen candidate will be able to learn from different areas within the division and give them the tools to further develop there Scottish Government career.

Main Duties
• Responsibility for personal assistant support to the C2 Unit Heads of the Heat Strategy, Heat in Buildings Regulation and Energy Efficient Scotland Delivery Units, including inbox and diary management as needed. This will include using MS Outlook to manage the calendars and inboxes of the Unit Heads, management of meeting papers and One Note and operating as a professional and discrete point of contact from and to internal and external sources, and as first point of contact for the three Units.
• Responsibility for arranging key meetings and events for B and C Band Staff across the three units and providing support to the three Units with the coordination of events as required, to meet deadlines.
• Information and knowledge management for the Units, including: – Unit records management using the electronic records management system (eRDM) to store and retrieve documents and leading on information gathering exercises (email trawls, websites etc.).
• Support the budget manager and team leaders in the Energy Efficient Scotland Delivery Unit, processing payments and financial information.
• Responsibility for booking travel for C Band team leaders and Unit heads.

What will I learn?

Throughout the first 12 months the candidate will be expected to gain a relevant SVQ qualification. 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 and team working skills.
2. Knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft office applications.
3. Good written and oral communication skills.
4. Excellent organisational skills with the ability to plan, prioritise and manage workloads to ensure deadlines and objectives are met.

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