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Hq - Main Building, Council Headquarters, Newtown St.Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0SA
£8,778.24 - £17,337.48 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

Job Details

Grade: National Minimum Wage
Hourly Rate as follows:

NMW1 £4.81 (age 16-17)

NMW 2 £6.83 (age 18-20)

NMW 3 £9.18 (age 21 -22)

NMW 4, £9.50 (age 23+)

Salary: *£8,778.24 - £17,337.48 per annum *dependant on age.

Contract Duration: Temporary until 31 July 2025

Role Purpose

Would you like to EARN AND LEARN? Then read on to find out about our fantastic Modern Apprentice (MA) programme:

The Modern Apprenticeship is a great way to kick start your career with Scottish Borders Council. You will gain a nationally recognised qualification without having to study full-time. We welcome applicants who are talented and want to really make a difference. Let’s make a joint investment in your future.

Modern Apprenticeships (MA) offer new entrants to the labour market the chance of paid employment combined with the opportunity to do training relevant to the occupational area. They include the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications that help kick-start a career without having to study full-time. New entrants include school and college leavers, those with no previous work experience and/or vocational qualifications.  Attendance on a day release basis at Edinburgh College is part of the training programme and the successful candidate will study for an HNC Civil Engineering and a SVQ in Construction Contracting Operations.

As a MA Trainee Civil Engineering Technician you will be required to provide technical support to civil engineers on a range of infrastructure projects undertaken by the Council.
The post-holder will undertake a structured training programme, which is likely to include experience in various sections as appropriate:
Engineering – Bridges, Flood and Coastal and Engineering Design and Construction
Infrastructure Management – Traffic and Network Management
Roads Planning Service


In accordance with Scottish Borders Council priorities you will need to be aged 16 to 24 (at the starting date of the Apprenticeship) to qualify for this position

5 standard Grades, or National Qualifications, including English and Maths
A Higher pass in either Maths, Physics, a technical subject or significant appropriate work experience

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Paul Frankland at

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.  In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post.  All appointments will be made on merit.

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