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  • Ref no: PKC06464
  • Published: 19/3/2020
  • Closes: 16/4/2020
  • Location: Friarton Depot, Friarton Road, Perth, PH2 8DF
  • Salary: £12,964.00 - £22,039.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

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

Job Description

Fleet Workshop Apprentice Horticultural Mechanic

Salary from 1st April 2020:-

1st Year Engineering Apprentice 50% £12,964.50
2nd Year Engineering Apprentice 70% £18,150.30
3rd Year Engineering Apprentice 80% £20,743.20
4th Year Engineering Apprentice 85% £22,039.65

Friarton Depot, Friarton Road, Perth PH2 8DF

Do you have an interest in a career within engineering as a horticultural mechanic?  

Are you aged 16 – 19?  

If you answered yes to these questions, then an Apprentice Horticultural Mechanic post with Perth & Kinross Council could be just what you have been looking for.

The Apprenticeship within Fleet Management will be for a fixed term of 4 years where you will learn the practical side of the training within the Perth & Kinross Workshop based at Friarton.

As the successful candidate, you will also be required to attend college and obtain a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Land-based Engineering (Ground Care) @ SCQF Level 6.

Working with the Council's fleet of horticultural, agricultural, plant and equipment you will gain hands on experience along with attending college to gain a recognised qualification in the craft sector.

Applicants should have a basic knowledge and demonstrate an interest in a future career within the mechanical industry.

Standard Grade/National 4 or above in Maths, English and a Science or Technical subject is essential.  Successful candidates who have been short listed will be required to complete an analytical & numerical analysis test along with a practical workshop assessment.

How else could you learn on the job, receive invaluable practical experience and work towards an industry-recognised vocational qualification, whilst getting paid?

Whilst not essential, holding a valid UK driving licence will be advantageous.

You will be part of a hardworking, supportive team who have a good sense of humour and we also offer a good working environment.  

You will be a person who likes problem solving and has an attention for detail.

The Individual

For further information on this post, please contact Hamish Doig on 01738 477136.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

Find out more about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland here.

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