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Argyll and Bute, PA31 8RT
£9,124 - £15,411 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Service: Education
Closing Date: Friday 28th June 2024

Early Learning and Childcare (ELC); a career that makes a difference

Are you looking for an opportunity to gain valuable paid work experience, while working towards a recognised qualification in an expanding and rewarding sector?

If you enjoy working with young children and you are passionate about helping them to grow and learn, then you could have what it takes to work in Early Learning and Childcare.

Argyll and Bute Council are looking to recruit two ELC Apprentices within Argyll and Bute. This position will provide an opportunity to learn on the job whilst gaining key transferable skills and a qualification which is essential to work within the sector.

Argyll and Bute Council delivers ELC provision for children aged 2-5 years. As part of this modern apprenticeship you will be based in a Local Authority ELC setting and you will work towards SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 7.

If you are aged 16 to 24 (or aged 16 – 29 if either Care Experienced or Disabled*) have an interest in Early Learning and Childcare, good communication skills, enthusiastic, willing to learn and have 3 National 5 qualifications or equivalent then we want to hear from you.

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*Care Experienced – A young person who currently is or was looked after by a local authority, in the family home (with support from social services or a social worker) or elsewhere, for example, in foster care, residential/secure care, or kinship care (with family friends or relatives).

Applicants should note that:-

  • This post is not suitable for job share.
  • This post requires Protection of Vulnerable Group (PVG) Membership in relation to working with children.
  • The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2013, as amended, applies to this post.
  • This is a temporary post which may be filled on a secondment basis by an employee wishing to gain experience/career development and will be at the discretion of the employee’s director.

To apply for this vacancy, please click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.

If you would like clarification on any information contained within the vacancy advert and/or the job description you will require to speak with the recruiting manager, who is

Please note that you cannot apply for this vacancy by contacting the recruiting manager, applications must be made by clicking on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.

Please also note that we do not accept CV’s, only applications completed and submitted via the Apply Now button on this page.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about our commitment to this please visit Equality & Diversity Policy

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