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Various Locations In Scottish Borders
£8,431.49 - £16,260.73 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Details

Grade: National Minimum Wage
Hourly Rate as follows:

NMW1 £4.62 (age 16-17)

NMW 2 £6.56 (age 18-20)

NMW 3 £8.36 (age 21-22)

NMW 4 £8.91 (age 23+)

Salary: £8,431.49- £16,260.73 per annum

Contract Duration: Temporary until 31 December 2022

Please note, there is no age limit for this Modern Apprentice vacancy.

Interviews will be held w/c 23/08/2021


Role Purpose

Modern Apprenticeships (MA) offer new entrants to the labour market the chance of paid employment combined with the opportunity to undertake training relevant to a particular occupational area. They include the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications that help kick-start a career without having to study full-time.
As this is a Modern Apprentice post the job holder will be required to work in various areas / early learning and childcare settings throughout the organisation to develop skills, knowledge and experience in all aspects of an Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner. This will be via on the job training based in Scottish Borders schools and formal training sessions to develop knowledge and understanding of the occupational area.
As part of the apprenticeship programme you will be required to engage with a training provider, Borders College to obtain the desired qualification of an SVQ level 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) and have regular meetings with the supervisor and / or assessor. For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please see additional information sheet.

Please note this is a full year post (i.e. not term time).

Please see below the various schools with Modern Apprentice vacancies. The applicant should confirm which school they wish to be considered for when applying.

Edenside, Cockburnspath, Newcastleton and Walkerburn

Please indicate on application form which school/s you wish to be considered for. For multiple selections, please press and hold "ctrl" key while making your selection.

The successful applicant will be based in one school nursery but on occasions may be asked to undertake tasks in different locations that are beneficial to your experience, development and training.

The successful applicant will have contact with young children, parents / carers and the general public and are expected to be professional, well manner and helpful at all times.


A good standard of general education including literacy and numeracy to at least SCQF 5 (Nat 5) or equivalent as a minimum.

Strong ICT skills

One of the following:
• NC Early Education and Childcare
• NC Childcare and Development
• Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services
and Healthcare
• Foundation Apprenticeship in Children and
Young People
• 2 Highers (or equivalent) at grade C or above

The applicant must evidence their ability to achieve a SCQF 7 Social Services (Children and Young People) within the period of the MA contract. This is a requirement of this post.

Informal enquiries to

For further enquiries, please contact the Early Years team on or call 01835825108.

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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