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What do the different Assistant grades mean?

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• An assistant career covers grades AST 1 to AST 11.

• New staff usually enters at grades 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 have completed secondary education, a relevant vocational qualification and/or several years' relevant experience.

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