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  • Ref no: CLA02078
  • Published: 16/3/2020
  • Closes: 12/4/2020
  • Location: Kelliebank Depot, Kelliebank, FK10 1NT
  • Salary: £0.00 per year pro rata
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Job Description



In August, 2020 the Property Contracts Unit will be employing new Modern Apprentices supported by the Modern Apprenticeship Programme, in the following trades:-

Apprentice Carpenter and Joiner
Apprentice Plumber
Apprentice Electrician x 2

Each Apprenticeship will run for 4 years and all Apprentices will be registered with the Modern Apprenticeship Programme as employees of Clackmannanshire Council. During this period every Apprentice will attend an appropriate Further Education Centre to attain the qualification applicable to each trade and in the final year the Apprentice Carpenter and Joiner and Apprentice Electrician will sit a skills test. All the Apprentices will work with teams of skilled crafts people on a variety of different tasks within the particular unit they are assigned to.

The Apprentice Carpenter and Joiner will be paid an annual salary of £8351.23 and the Apprentice Plumber and the Apprentice Electrician will be paid an annual salary of £8406.23 during the first year of the Apprenticeship (plus any pay awards) which will be increased each year of the remaining 3 years. (Subject to the national minimum wage requirements).

Applicants should have a genuine interest in the trade selected and be able to demonstrate that they are keen to become a tradesperson.

You must have studied an appropriate course at school and have achieved or expect to achieve a minimum of 4 National 4's at SCQF level 4 or above or equivalent, including Maths, English and Physics for the Apprentice Electrician and Maths, English, Craft & Design or similar for the Apprentice Carpenter and Joiner and the Apprentice Plumber. (Please note that prelim results will be considered when shortleeting, however no formal offer of employment will be made until qualifications are obtained). If you are awaiting the results of final examinations, please state what your actual prelim results are in your application form.

Shortleeted applicants will be invited to sit an appropriate theory test at Kelliebank, Riverbank Industrial Estate, Alloa. FK10 1NT on one of the following dates:

*Monday 27 April, 2020
*Tuesday 28 April, 2020
*Wednesday 29 April, 2020

An interview list will be drawn up following a selection process based on consideration of both the application form and the results of the test.

The interviews for all the apprenticeships will take place during:

*Monday 18 May, 2020
*Tuesday 19 May, 2020
*Wednesday 20 May, 2020
*Thursday 21 May, 2020

Only one interview will be arranged for each selected applicant and the successful candidates will then be appointed to start on *Monday 3 August, 2020.

*Dates may be subject to change.

Property Contracts Unit is part of Housing & Community Safety and operates from a base at Kelliebank, which is within the Industrial Area on the South side of Alloa.

The Depot at Kelliebank covers an area of six acres and has extensive office facilities, various stores, joiners, glaziers, engineering and vehicle workshops.

Property Contracts Unit offers a repair and maintenance service to the Council 24 hours per day 365 days per year with our main clients being the other Council services.

The main operational areas are:

1. Housing General Maintenance and Void Houses

2. The Council's Public Buildings


We operate with a multi trade workforce of Craft and Manual Operatives covering the following trades:

Gas Engineers
Store Assistants
General Labourers/Drainers

For more information relating to each of the jobs please download the application pack attached.

You will only be required to apply once and on your application you can select which jobs your wish to be considered for.


Should you have difficulty in accessing the documents and wish to request a paper application pack along with an application form please call 01259 452244 (24 hrs) and leave your details along with the reference number of the post.

Please note that if you are selected for interview you will be notified by e-mail.

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