Crown Prosecution Service

Crown Prosecution Officer Apprentice


Crown Prosecution Service

Training Provider:


Annual wage £18,736.00 to £21,412.00
37.0 hours per week Working hours to TBC
duration: 15 months
start: 25 November 2019
Advanced(level 3)
Public service operational delivery officer (apprenticeship standard)
0 positions available
23 September 2019 (application closing date)
As an apprentice with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) you’ll work as an employee, alongside experienced members of staff, whilst learning through regular assessments in your workplace.


Duties to include:

  • To develop and maintain administrative systems to ensure efficient management of general/specific work assignments/projects
  • To research background information for management (as required) for dealing with more complex and / or comprehensive issues
  • To be proactive in carrying out designated tasks to a high standard within the team’s specified deadlines
  • Produce basic letters, following a standard format. To deal with enquiries and routine correspondence received via the telephone or by email professionally and within agreed timescales
  • To provide a professional service to both internal and external contacts ensuring that information and advice is given in an organised and professional manner
  • To build and maintain good working relationships with external agencies and other members of the Criminal Justice System to ensure the smooth operation of CPS business
  • Provide assistance and support to the team by performing a range of general administrative duties when required



Future Prospects

Once in the role you will be classed as a civil servant so not only will you be able to apply for internal CPS opportunities but also for vacancies across government.

Skills Required

  • IT Literate
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Time management
  • Organised, multitasker
  • Demonstrate CPS Value
  • Team player
  • Reliable
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Conscientious
  • Flexible
  • Motivated to succeed
  • Initiative

Qualities Required

  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude with a willingness to learn
  • The ability to communicate using the appropriate styles, being professional and acting with discretion where require
  • The ability to take a confident, positive approach when working with others and seeking to be helpful to customers, colleagues and senior leader
  • Being able to prioritise plan ahead and supporting others
  • Work in an organised manner using own knowledge and expertise to deliver on time and to standard
  • Be able to communicate in a way that meets and anticipates the customers’ requirements and gives a favourable impression of the Civil Service
  • Take responsibility for the quality of own work and keep manager informed of how the work is progressing
  • Be able to take ownership of issues, focus on providing the right solution and keep customers and delivery partners up to date with progress

Qualifications Required

An online application is required to be completed as part of the recruitment process

Training Provided

Public service operational delivery officer Level 3

You be working towards Level 3 qualification in Operational Delivery.

Functional Skills L2 in maths and English if required 

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