Early Learning and Childcare Modern Apprentice (Temp) - Various Early Years Centres SOA03757

South Ayrshire Council

  • Location: Ayr
  • £10,768 per annum, Modern Apprentice Grade
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: SOA03757

Job Description


Early Learning and Childcare

The Scottish Government’s commitment to the expansion of early learning and childcare to 1140 hours by 2020 will require a significant increase in staffing to ensure the highest standard of quality service provision. As a result, South Ayrshire Council is currently advertising apprenticeship opportunities. Applicants must be above the minimum school leaving age and are either residents in South Ayrshire or have attended school in South Ayrshire. The Apprenticeship will offer the following:

Apprentices will be supported to achieve an SVQ in Social Services (Children and Young People) SCQF 7 Placements will be in South Ayrshire Council early years establishments where apprentices will carry out specific duties relating to the role. Please note this could be within a rural community. Depending on experience, it is anticipated that the apprentices will be supported to achieve the qualification over a period of 12-24 months. Once qualified participants will be guaranteed interviews for Early Years Practitioners post. During the first 12 months all Apprentices will be paid an hourly rate of £5.90 During month 13 - 24: Apprentices aged less than 19 will continue to be paid the hourly rate of £5.90 Apprentices aged 19 - 24 will be entitled to the National Minimum Wage Apprentices aged 25 or over will be entitled to the National Living Wage.

 Apprentices will need:

Good verbal and written communication skills A keen interest to work with in Early Years. A minimum of 3 National 5, which must include English, or a relevant qualification at SCQF Level 5 or above

The assessment centre will take place on either 10 or 11 December, and the interviews will be on either 13 or 14 December 2018.

Applications can be completed at:


For further information, please contact the Early Years Workforce Team on 01292 612056.

This post is considered to be Regulated Work with children and as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) (PVG) Act 2007. Accordingly the preferred candidate will be required to become a member of the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if already a Scheme member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made. If you wish further information on the PVG Scheme you can visit the Disclosure Scotland website at www.disclosurescotland.co.uk.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 25 November 2018.

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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