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McCalls Avenue Business Centre 12 McCalls Avenue Ayr, KA8 9AE
£5.28 - £12.12 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

Job Description


Electrician x1, Joiner x1, Plumber x1, Painter and Decorator x1, Plasterer x1, Bricklayer/Builder x 1


As one of South Ayrshire’s largest employer we strongly believe in developing people to their full potential. Our Modern Apprenticeship Programme offers:

  • Experience within our Property Maintenance Department, where you will carry out general duties relating to your role.
  • A range of Modern Apprentice Challenges to further develop your skills
  • 37 Hours Per Week

You will need to have:

  • Good practical skills
  • An interest in working within in a Craft Trade setting

You require 3 qualifications; including English & Maths at the undernoted levels. If you have not yet received your SQA qualifications you must evidence that you have been studying, including English & Maths, at the following levels:

  • National 5
  • SCQF Level 5
  • Standard Grade 3
  • Intermediate Level 2


  • An NPA/NC/C&G in the chosen trade.
  • Experience in the relevant trade.

The Council provides a wide range of employability opportunities for people in South Ayrshire in order to support them in gaining experience, training and employment. This programme is part of the council’s youth employability initiative. We are committed to offering career development opportunities for young people within South Ayrshire and to comply with the conditions of funding from skills development Scotland, applicants must fall into the following categories before the start date of 12th August 2024:

  • 19 years of age or under
  • 29 years of age or under and be a care experienced young person
  • 29 years of age or under and have additional support needs

We have the following 6 Craft Trade Modern Apprenticeship positions, and you can select up to 2 trades in your application:


  • 1 x Joiner
  • 1 x Painter & Decorator
  • 1 x Electrician
  • 1 x Plasterer
  • 1 x Plumber
  • 1 x Bricklayer/Builder

The closing date for this post is Sunday 30th June 2024.


Please Note:

As part of the recruitment and selection process, if your application reaches the next stage you will be required to attend assessment centre(s) prior to a formal interview. 

An industry assessment has been arranged to take place the week beginning 8th July 2024 for the electrician apprenticeship.

Practical assessment centre (all trades) will take place the week beginning 8th July 2024 with all formal interviews taking place the week beginning 15th July 2024.  These dates are set and cannot be changed.

If you are interested in applying for one of these apprenticeships, you should apply online at  For further information, please contact Blair Dempsey on 01292 612301.


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