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Various Family Learning Centres across North Lanarkshire , ML1 1AB
£6.40 - £11.44 per hour
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Modern Apprentice -Early Learning & Childcare SCQF LEVEL 7 (10 positions)

Apprenticeships play an important role in our organisation and provide people in our communities with a route in to a challenging and rewarding career with North Lanarkshire Council.

We aim to be a true reflection of the communities we serve, which is why encouraging talent from all backgrounds to join North Lanarkshire Council is important to us. We’ve found that Apprenticeship opportunities are one of the very best ways to equip people with the skills they need to succeed. You’ll be able to make a difference for our communities doing work that really matters.

What’s the role?

Early Learning & Childcare in North Lanarkshire is going through a period of transformational change. This 12-month modern apprenticeship will help you understand and develop your knowledge on the needs of young children. You’ll work as part of a team to encourage learning and development through play and teaching, supporting young children from birth to 5 years. You’ll be working in a variety of Early Learning & Childcare settings to build your experience and travel across North Lanarkshire should be expected.

As part of this apprenticeship, you’ll undertake an SCQF Level 7 in Social Services, Children & Young People. This Apprenticeship would appeal to you if you’re keen to work with young children in an education setting and help us to improve the quality of the experience for our children in North Lanarkshire. Travel to the training provider premises which may not be in the North Lanarkshire area, is to be expected.

What do I need?

We do look for you to have a passion about working with young children and helping them to learn and develop. You should have English and at least three other qualifications (Band A-C) at National 5 level or above. Candidates who have successfully completed a relevant Foundation Apprenticeship will also be considered. We look for Apprentices who can help us deliver our exciting ambition and plans for North Lanarkshire. During the selection process we’ll look for you to demonstrate the key strengths we know you’ll need to be successful; ambition, determination, adaptability, personality, ownership, be pro-active and show willingness to learn.

In accordance with Government Guidelines, you’ll need to be aged 16-24 (at the point of starting the apprenticeship) or if you have additional support needs or are care experienced, you’ll need to be aged between 16-29 (at the point of starting the apprenticeship).

This role requires Protection of Vulnerable Group (PVG) Membership in relation to working with children and SSSC Registration.

Here you can access more information about a rewarding career in early learning and childcare.

These are temporary posts until 08/08/2025.

Pay Information

SVQ Level 3/4– 16-17 year - £6.40 per hour

SVQ Level 3/4 – 18 -20 years - £8.60 per hour

SVQ Level 3/4– 21+ years - £11.44 per hour

Working here at North Lanarkshire Council

If you’re considering a career with us, you’ll be keen to know what’s in it for you. We have a great package of benefits available, from health and wellbeing to finances and family. This includes 27 days annual leave and 6 public holidays*, and a wide range of benefits available to you find out more at work well NL. We also have a full package of learning and development through our learning academy LearnNL to help you reach your full potential and further your career.

For more information on local authority careers visit the myjobscotland career hub

North Lanarkshire Council are Happy to Talk Flexible Working, we operate a Smarter Working Policy.

Click here to see our Recruitment Charter.

*For all casual/sessional roles, you will receive 12.1% of your hourly rate for every hour worked in total recompense for annual leave, including public holidays. These rates will be indicated separately on your payslip. You will only be paid for the hours that you work.

We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a guaranteed interview to applicants who consider themselves to be disabled, as long as they meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description.

We have also adopted the Armed Forces Community Covenant to show our support for service personnel, veterans and their families. We offer a guaranteed interview for service leavers, spouses, reservists and veterans, as long as they meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description.

North Lanarkshire Council is committed to #KeepingThePromise. This means that if you have ever been in care (looked after at home with a social worker, lived with a relative other than your parents, experienced foster, residential or secure care) you are entitled to a guaranteed interview for this post, as long as you meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description. This is one way North Lanarkshire is demonstrating our commitment to supporting Care-Experienced People.

The Plan for North Lanarkshire is to be the place to live, learn, work, invest and visit. The Council recognises that work is an important part of adult life and is critical to our wellbeing and shaping how we live. The Fair Work Convention’s Framework defines Fair Work as work that offers effective voice, fulfilment, opportunity, respect and security. We believe Fair Work can boost creativity, realise untapped potential and increase productivity. To find out more click on the link.

Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, and Audio. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 01698 403151.

The following link contains our Easy Read documents which will help explain the process and what happens during the selection process: Easy Read – My NL


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