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  • Ref no: REN04436
  • Published: 13/8/2019
  • Closes: 26/8/2019
  • Location: Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley, PA1 1TS
  • Salary: £14,508.00 - £17,793.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

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

Living Wage

Renfrewshire Council is a Living Wage Accredited employer and supports payment of the Living Wage of £9.07 per hour as the minimum level of remuneration to its employees Therefore, successful applicants will be paid the ‘Living Wage’ - (the Hourly Rate for the post + a Living Wage Pay Supplement, in order to bring their earnings to £9.07 per hour.


Based at Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley.

Are you looking for an opportunity to study whilst gaining valuable work experience and earning a salary? In partnership with University of the West of Scotland and Skills Development Scotland; Renfrewshire Council Environment & Infrastructure Department are delighted to offer a brand new and exciting opportunity to develop a career in Civil Engineering based in our Paisley office.

This Graduate Apprenticeship scheme supports individuals to study for an Honours Degree at university while in paid full-time employment. Graduate Apprentices spend approximately 80% of their time in work and 20% in university, with work-based learning projects allowing Graduate Apprentices to attain an honours degree in 4 years, the same time as traditional full-time students.…

The Graduate Apprentice shall learn all aspects of the service, beginning by shadowing and developing the skills and abilities of the Technician.

The Graduate Apprentice shall be supported to complete a BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering through block release study at University of the West of Scotland commencing in September 2019. The Graduate Apprentice will develop a wide range of skills that provides a broad knowledge of core Civil Engineering subject areas so that an apprentice can contribute to planning, designing and implementing Civil Engineering projects.

The course will also equip you with soft skills, such as teamwork, critical thinking, and creativity which will be emphasised throughout the delivery of the programme, and in-line with Skills Development Scotland Civil Engineering framework.

This opportunity is open to those who have achieved:

· 4 Highers at BBBC at SQA Higher (or equivalent) including Maths and one Science subject

· HNC, HND or Modern Apprenticeship in a relevant discipline.

You may also be eligible for advanced entry if they can demonstrate relevant industry experience and/or qualifications.

You must be able to demonstrate an interest in Civil Engineering.

If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit

Closing Date - Monday 26 August 2019

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