Modern Apprentice (Business Administration) (FIF07598)

Fife Council

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Job Description

Contract Type: Fixed term for 2 years

Salary: 1st year £ 14,041 (50%), 2nd year £14,492 (80%)

Interview Date: Week commencing 03 July 2017

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for. The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link."

Fife Council is committed to creating employment and training opportunities for the young people of Fife. These modern apprenticeship roles funded through the Workforce Youth Investment programme are just part of this commitment. We will advertise further modern apprenticeship and traineeship roles here as they become available.

A Modern Apprenticeship is a work-based training programme that leads to an industry approved qualification. The training can be both on and off-the-job, which means Modern Apprentices (MAs) learn the right mix of skills, abilities and knowledge while working towards achieving an SVQ Level 3 in Business Administration.

The apprentice will work, under supervision, to provide an efficient business support service in a professional manner in line with business requirements.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.33 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.


These vacancies are restricted to applicants who currently live in Fife. You must also be aged between 16 and 24 and therefore you must not have attained the age of 25 before your start date as a Modern Apprentice.

You should have a minimum 3 Standard Grades at general level 3/4, to include English and Maths OR 3 Intermediate 1's to include English and Maths OR equivalent Core Skills at SCQF level 4 OR 3 National 4s, to include English and Maths.

Previous experience can be considered as equivalent see SCQF Framework


Under supervision providing a comprehensive business support service by using computer systems and processes to support service delivery including:

data/word processing using Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc. generating letters and responses for signature and/or issue, and spreadsheets, checking quality of output and advising on layout and presentation if required scheduling meetings and appointments and taking notes of meetings assisting in arrangement and organisation of diary appointments etc. financial transactions using the Council's financial systems Dealing appropriately with personal and telephone caller's e.g. providing routine information from computerised information systems. Where possible respond directly to enquiries from other Services or contacts, if unable to resolve pass enquiry to relevant member of staff The Individual

You will work as part of a team and possess good communication skills and have a flexible working approach. You should be able to provide regular and effective service.

In Fife Council How We Work Matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

Take ownership Focus on customers Work together Embrace technology & information Deliver results

For further details please contact: Angela McCallion – Team Co-ordinator, Business Support, Tel: 03451 55 55 55 Ext 442043 or email

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