Thank you for your e-mail of 21 October 2016. I can advise that we have dealt with your email as a request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). You requested the following information:
We require information regarding the following:
• The current availability of traineeships with the Procurator Fiscal – i.e. how many trainees you recruit per year
• The salaries paid to first and second year trainees.”
I have liaised with our Human Resources Division which has provided the following information in response to your request:
· For the period 2017/2018 COPFS have recruited 21 trainees due to commence their traineeships in August 2017 with a further 4 trainees who have been recruited to commence their traineeships in February 2018.
· The salary paid is in accordance with Law Society recommended rates and is currently £17,545 in the first year and £21,012 in the second year.