What do the different Assistant (AST) grades mean?
- An assistant career covers grades AST 1 to AST 11.
- New staff usually enters at grade AST 1 or AST 3.
- AST 1 candidates must have completed secondary education and have previous relevant experience, or have a relevant vocational qualification.
- AST 3 candidates should generally have completed secondary education, a relevant vocational qualification and/or several years' relevant experience.