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What do the different Assistant (AST) grades mean?

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  • 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.