Contract Type: Temporary for 2 years
Work Pattern: Monday - Thursday 7:45am - 4:00pm, Friday 7:45am - 12:45pm
Interview Date: Week Commencing 31 July 2017
Salary: FC5 £18,959 (year 1) to £19,184 (year 2), 50% of salary in year one rising to 80% of salary in year two
Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for. The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link.
Fife Council is committed to creating employment and training opportunities for the young people of Fife. These modern apprenticeship roles funded through the Workforce Youth Investment programme are just part of this commitment. We will advertise further modern apprenticeship and traineeship roles here as they become available.
A Modern Apprenticeship is a work-based training programme that leads to an industry approved qualification. The training can be both on and off-the-job, which means Modern Apprentices (MAs) learn the right mix of skills, abilities and knowledge.
You will work under supervision on all aspects of Fife Council, Parks, Streets & Open Spaces operational activities; this can range from maintenance and development to landscaping and installation of equipment.Requirements
These vacancies are restricted to applicants who currently live in Fife. You must also be aged between 16 and 24 as at the 31st July 2017.
Applicants should have achieved or be expecting to achieve by August 2017: a minimum 3 Standard Grades at general level 3/4, to include English and Maths OR 3 Intermediate 1's, to include Maths and English OR equivalent Core Skills at SCQF level 4 OR 3 National 4s, to include English and Maths.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to achieve SVQ level 2 (SCQF Level 5) in Horticulture or Arboriculture (Trees and Timber). You may be required to travel out with Fife to attend College to achieve this qualification. Previous experience can be considered as equivalent see SCQF Framework www.scqf.org.uk/framework-diagram.
Applicants will be required to pass a job related Theory and Practical test prior to interview.Responsibilities
You will be working under the direct instruction of a craftsman, or alone, to develop the skills and knowledge for the chosen trade whilst demonstrating an enthusiasm and willingness to achieve a high degree of competence.The Individual
You will have an appreciation of the Parks, Streets & Open Spaces operational activities. You will have the ability to follow instructions and be able to work outside and deal with the demands of the job.
In Fife Council How We Work Matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:Take ownership Focus on customers Work together Embrace technology & information Deliver results
For Further Information Please Contact: Elaine Downie, 03451 555555 Extension 473787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk