Modern Apprenticeship: Business Admin

Modern Apprenticeship in Business Administration

Locations which may be available across Scotland include – Glasgow, Edinburgh, Paisley, Aberdeen, Inverness and Dundee. Other locations may become available throughout this recruitment exercise.

2 Year Fixed Term Appointment 

Full Time (part time opportunities may be available)

25 days paid holiday + public and privilege holidays 

Flexible Working Hours (37 hours per week)

Comprehensive training and recognised qualifications

Starting Salary:   £18,113 per annum (full time equivalent)

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is the sole prosecuting authority in Scotland and we are looking for committed and determined individuals to join us through the Modern Apprenticeship programme.

The Modern Apprenticeship is a two year work based programme.  Modern Apprentices will be normally appointed to Fiscal Officer positions where you will work and learn within the business to develop key core skills, as well as work towards an SVQ in Business Administration and a Certificate in Prosecution Practice.

It is expected that the Apprenticeships will commence on October/November 2017.

Main duties will generally include:

  • Information processing (using internal IT systems)
  • Word Processing and keyboard work
  • Dealing with telephone and public enquiries
  • Processing mail
  • Filing
  • Photocopying


Key Skills and Criteria Required

There are no age restrictions on our apprenticeship programme and selection will be competency based.

The minimum entry qualifications are 5 National Level 5’s at grades A-C (including English) or equivalent; or demonstrable experience of general office work.

Literacy and fluency in English are also essential requirements.

Essential Criteria:

  • Knowledge and use of Microsoft Word
  • Candidates will also be required to provide examples relating to the core competencies for the role (please see the Note for Applicants for further information).

Desirable Criteria:

  • Knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel, and Outlook
  • An understanding of the work of COPFS
  • A desire to work in the Criminal Justice Sector

Some positions may have a requirement for a clean driving license; further information will be available during the recruitment process.

Please note that COPFS is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974).  All convictions whether they are spent or not, will be considered.

COPFS must also adhere to strict Civil Service and Cabinet Office Baseline Personnel Security Standards regarding nationality, identity and history verification rules.

Full information and application packs are available to download from our website

If you have any queries please email

Please note that we do not accept CVs. 

Closing date for these vacancies is 5pm, 1st of September 2017

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Modern Apprenticeships in Childcare


Carousel Training Centre are offering Modern Apprenticeships in Childcare for young people aged 16-19 years old.

Applicants must have a minimum of three  National 4 passes (one of which must include English).

If successful at interview, the company assist applicants to find full-time employment within a private nursery as close to their home as possible.  They help set up interviews/trail days and prepare successful applicants for their visit to a potential employer.

Apprentices are fully employed and paid by the nursery.  They train towards an SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 7, completing a portfolio which is verified by the SQA.  The course takes around 1518 months to complete and there are no exams.

Classes covering the theoretical aspect of the SVQ are held one day per month at Carousel’s Glasgow training centre.  An experienced assessor will also visit your workplace regularly on a one-to-one basis to conduct assessments on your practical ability.

You can apply online now at

You can apply at anytime, and where possible, Carousel will attempt to interview you within three weeks from the date of applying online.

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