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Various Locations in Shetland, ZE1 000
£21,278.85 - £22,360.02 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

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As a Modern Apprentice Building Maintenance Technician you will be supported to become a qualified Building Maintenance Technician.

Over a period of 4 years the Apprentice will complete an HNC in Construction Management and a SVQ Level 3 in Built Environment Design (2 years) leading to SVQ Level 4 in Built Environment Design Management (2 years).

The role involves visiting each public building including schools and care homes and assisting in the provision of surveying services, advice on estates and property matters such as the condition, defects and remedies.

The apprentice will work alongside a small team of professionals taking designs from inception to completion. The role involves learning how to support, define and organise repairs, maintenance and alteration works to properties. This must meet operational as well as statutory requirements (including health & safety) so that the building retains its function and value.

The apprentice will report to the Team Leader – Building and Burial Services, who will provide support and mentorship throughout the apprenticeship.  The apprentice will be part of a team who will also provide on-the-job support and guidance.

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

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Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is SLGLW/AB1/AB2/C2
  • Salary shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,397 per annum (pro rata)
  • Fixed Term Full Time post for 37.0 Hours per Week , 52.18 weeks per year 
  • A relocation package does not apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland 
  • We are happy to talk flexible working

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Lerwick, Gremista 

For further details relating to this post, please contact:  Steven Goodlad, Team Leader on 01595 744705 or email

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.

Information about Shetland

Shetland is an archipelago in the north of the British Isles where you'll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and dynamic, forward-looking society. The Islands have a thriving and diverse economy full of opportunities and offer residents the ideal work/life balance. Shetland combines stunning coastal landscapes and wide open spaces with friendly, bustling island communities. Factor in Shetland's impressive modern amenities, highly regarded schools and the Islands offer a work life balance rarely found elsewhere.

Find out more about:

Living and working in Shetland: here

The Shetland Islands Council: here


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