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Fushiebridge Depot, EH23 4QL
£19,686 - £20,531 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Vacancy


Midlothian Council are looking to employ trainees to work within their road services section to help deliver exciting projects in our local communities. The right candidates will be supported in their training to obtain and SVQ level 2 in road construction as well as various work based qualifications. Training will be a mix of on the job and block release to Edinburgh College. Successful candidates will learn a variety of skills to include kerb laying, drainage, the use of plant and tar laying. All delivered in a team work environment with a great success rate of trainee development and retention.



Demonstrate an aptitude and willingness to learn new skills

A willingness to work outside in all weathers and in a team environment

Maths, English and a Science subject at a minimum level of National 5


Driving licence or working towards

An interest in road maintenance and providing a local service.


CLOSING DATE - Monday 30th May 2022

INTERVIEW DATE - week commencing 13th June 2022 

Job Advert

Position Title: Trainee Road worker (x3)                  

Position Number: RD06         

Directorate: Place                  

Location: Roads - Fushiebridge depot, A7, Gorebridge                                           

Contract Status: 2 year fixed term     

Hours of Work: 36      

Working Pattern: Working Pattern:  Mon – Thur – 07.30: 15.45 Fri: 07.30 – 12.30           

Weeks per year: 52   

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £19,686.47 rising to £20,531.79 per annum.

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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