Council apprenticeships

Applications are being sought for 12 modern apprenticeships being offered by Scottish Borders Council’s environment and infrastructure department.

The vacancies, open to 16-24 year olds, include eight neighbourhood operations trainee roles, two civil engineering technicians and two posts within the street lighting team.

The apprenticeship package is over two to four years of a structured college programme and work-based activities.

SBC’s executive member for HR and corporate improvement, Councillor Michael Cook, said: “The council is determined to use its scale and diversity to support young people into Modern Apprenticeships.

“At a time when there is enormous pressure on young people finding work, this is a great opportunity for them to develop skills for a career and for life under the wing of the council.

“At the same time, the council benefits from their energy and commitment. It really is a ‘win win’.”

The neighbourhood operations apprentices will work on ground and roads maintenance, burials and street and public convenience cleaning. The civil engineering technician trainees will be involved in infrastructure projects, such as bridges, roads, flood schemes, road network issues and landfill sites. The street lighting team has apprenticeships for an electrician and a electrical engineering technician who will learn to design, install and maintain electrical equipment.

Full details of the apprenticeships are available on the council’s website: