Vacancy Information It is East Lothian Council’s policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale. Rate of Pay Under 18 years :£4.20 per hour 18-20 years :£5.90 per hour Full time post, 35 hours per week, Mon-Fri 18 months fixed term To start ASAP East Lothian Council is creating Modern Apprentice opportunities to support young people into employment who are aged between 16 and 19 years of age and reside in East Lothian. This position is only open to young people aged between 16 and 19 years of age who reside in East Lothian An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Modern Apprentice to join Council Support. The post will be based at John Muir House, Haddington. The successful applicant will provide admin support to our Customer Feedback Team and other areas of Council Support. There will be on going support from an external training provider to achieve the SVQ Level 3 in Business Administration. The duration of the apprenticeship will be for a fixed term 18 month period. With good interpersonal skills, you will be flexible, a team player, confident and able to converse with members of the public. Training in the use of specialist software packages will be provided, however a basic knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office packages is desirable. You must provide evidence of competency in literacy and numeracy skills (minimum of three standard grades level 3 passes or National 4’s including English and Mathematics). Job Details To undertake a Modern Apprenticeship Business Administration Level 3 and provide an efficient and effective clerical support to Council Support – Unified Business Support. Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under ‘Related Documents’) for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. You must ensure you meet every ‘essential’ criteria stated on the Person Specification to reach the interview stage. In cases where the majority of applicants meet all the essential criteria, the desirable criteria will be used to form a final short-leet. Job Requirements Relevant Qualifications A minimum of SVQ1/Standard Grade General level English/Maths or National 4 English/Maths or Literacy/Numeracy or Intermediate 1 Communication/Numeracy and/or relevant experience of working in an office environment. Disclosure This post involves accessing the public services network, therefore the preferred candidate will be subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS). The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council. Please note: If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the website. Additional Information For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link: Non-teaching employment information If you have any difficulties creating an account on MyJobScotland or applying for this post please contact the MyJobScotland support team via this link . If you require further information about this vacancy, please call, or email us on Please note: we do not accept CV’s. There is no function to allow you to upload a CV to MyJobScotland and we do not accept CV’s by post or email. All our vacancies must be applied for by completing the on-line application form.