Modern Apprentice (Landbased Engineer - Groundcare) (FIF07911)

Fife Council

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Job Description

Contract Type: Temporary for 4 years

Work Pattern: Monday - Thursday 7:45am - 4:00pm, Friday 7:45am - 1:00pm

Interview Date: Week Commencing 31 July 2017

Salary: £8,725 - £21,189 - Salary placing will be 35% in year 1 (£8,725), 50% in year 2, 70% in year 3 and 85% in year 4

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 repair and maintenance of all Parks, Streets & Open Spaces plant and machinery.


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 3 (SCQF Level 6). 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

Applicants will be required to pass a job related Theory and Practical test prior to interview.


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 Landbased Engineering industry. You will have the ability to follow instructions and be able to work well within a team.

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: Jim Leitch, 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 447057 or email

Applications must be made online at

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