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Various locations within Dumfries and Galloway, Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DD
£17,907 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week


Project Team - Advancing Innovative Manufacturing in the South of Scotland (AIMS)

Graduate – Trainee Technician (2) (Fixed Term)

Dumfries & Galloway and The Scottish Borders



You will work 36 hours per week.  These posts are fixed term for a period of 1 year.


Aiming high?

Two Graduate Trainee Technicians needed for AIMS

Imagine being part of a team that has the potential to transform manufacturing in the South of Scotland? With two positions for Graduate Trainee Technicians up for grabs, that’s a dynamic team you could be part of.

You will learn the skills and gain the expertise to contribute to the innovation and development of new products, as well as introducing businesses to new technologies and innovative ways of manufacture. 


Your role in the team


You will have a strong interest in engineering and technology, keen to play your part in shaping a new and better tomorrow.


  • You will help improve manufacturing in the South of Scotland
  • You will work hard to unlock your potential and reap the rewards
  • You will be in a role where you are hands-on and making a difference


Who are AIMS?


The Advancing Innovative Manufacturing in the South of Scotland (AIMS) project offers manufacturing SMEs in the South of Scotland access to advanced innovation facilities. Our focus is on supporting SMEs who have potential new products, to help develop them for market, as well as upskilling the workforce and encouraging innovation.

The perfect career launchpad

It’s an exciting time for AIMS and being part of our journey will be hugely beneficial to your own career path and progression. You will be working inside our innovative facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. You’ll get training too, with all the hands-on experience and skills you need to provide support to our technical team.

The funding for this post is from the Young Person’s Guarantee, so you’ll need to be a recent graduate aged 16-24 years, currently unemployed and residing in Dumfries & Galloway or the Scottish Borders.

If you meet the majority, but not all, of the criteria for this position please apply. We would be happy to review your application.

The details

Role: Graduate Trainee Technician

Location: Dumfries & Galloway / Scottish Borders

Salary: Scottish Local Government Living Wage

Working Hours: 36 hours per week

Contract: Fixed term for 12 months


How to Apply 

For a full job spec and online application form, please visit

In line with our Equality and Diversity policy, Dumfries & Galloway Council is committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated on the basis of their merits and abilities, and that unfair and unlawful discrimination is eliminated. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

This post is part funded via the Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund ("AMCF") which is a competitive challenge fund being delivered in partnership with the European Structural and Investment Funds Programme 2014-2020, specifically, the European Regional Development Fund, as part of SPRITE.

For further information please contact: Lynne Burgess, Service Manager, Economic Development, External: 01387 260104 or


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