Building Our Future

Operating across half of Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is one of Europe’s most highly-regarded development agencies. HIE’s unique integration of economic and community development is central to its mission to generate sustainable economic growth in every part of the Highlands and Islands, particularly in fragile areas.

Modern Apprentice: Administration Assistant

Based in Thurso
Salary: £16,208 per annum, excellent benefits package

HIE has an exciting opportunity for a Modern Apprentice to join our Thurso office.

As a HIE Modern Apprentice you can earn while you learn and still gain a professional qualification by the end of the programme.

This role provides the opportunity to gain administrative experience while undertaking workplace training to gain a Level 3 Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Business and Administration.

To be successful in this role you will need excellent communication skills as you will be liaising with staff across HIE. The post holder will provide a wide range of administrative and project support to the Thurso Area Team which will include assisting with all aspects relating to client funding claims, management and reporting, supporting procurement processes, organising meetings and events and providing secretarial support to the Area Manager.

Candidates should have an understanding of the office environment and administrative tasks required, and have the ability to use a variety of IT systems and software.

Understanding of good customer service, strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential for this role.
This post is fixed term for 18 months with the potential for extension following successful completion of the Modern Apprenticeship/SVQ.

To apply online visit:

We encourage online applications but if you are unable to apply online please contact us for an application pack, e-mail or call 0300 013 3059.

Job reference: 776
Closing date: 30th April 2018
Interview date: 10th May 2018 - in Thurso