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Trainees (08/11/2016) (R014574)

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.