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  • Ref no: MID03064
  • Published: 27/9/19
  • Closes: 14/10/19
  • Location: Fushiebridge Depot, EH23 4QL
  • Salary: £18,315.00 - £22,823.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 39 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

Working as part of Midlothian Councils Dynamic Street lighting department you will attend Edinburgh College on a block release basis to attain a SVQ 3 in electrical installation furthermore to this you will be supported to obtain various vocational qualifications to support working at height and the use of tools and machinery. The successful applicant will also be supported to obtain their C class driving licence.

Applicants should have a head for heights, prepared to work outside in all weather conditions and be prepared to apply themselves to this diverse role. The post will see you learn about street Lighting, Traffic signals, sports pitch lighting, Xmas lighting and EV charging plus any other relevant duties


3 Standard Grades including English, Mathematics and a science (preferably physics)

Willingness to Undertake the Apprentice Electricians Career Grade Scheme

Experienced in computing

Planning and Organisational abilities


General knowledge of Electrical Engineering

SECTT Pre-Employment Assessment

Experience of dealing with members of the public.

Experience in report writing.

Clean driving license


Position Title: Apprentice Electrician (Lighting)

Position Number: BM24/RD06

Directorate: Resources

Location: Fushiebridge

Contract Status: Fixed term 4 years from start date

Hours of Work: 39 hours per week

Working Pattern: Monday – Thursday 07:30 – 16:00, Friday 07:30 – 15:00

Weeks per year: 52 weeks

Closing Date: Monday 14th October 2019

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 39 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £19,841.45 per annum.

The Individual

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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