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Regulatory Services Modern Apprenticeship– 2 posts


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 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?

Whilst undertaking this modern apprenticeship, the postholders will work to secure a fair and safe environment for people working and living in North Lanarkshire by administration and enforcement of Trading Standards and Environmental Health law. This includes advising and assisting businesses, complaint investigations, business inspections, test transactions and targeted projects.

At North Lanarkshire Council we have three teams that form Protective Services:

  • Business Regulation (food law and occupational health and safety law),
  • Pollution Control & Public Health, and
  • Trading Standards.

During this 2-year modern apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in illicit trade, doorstep crime, consumer product safety, age related sales, food safety, pest control, animal welfare and public health investigations.

As part of this apprenticeship, you’ll undertake a SVQ Level 7 in Regulatory Services. This Apprenticeship will appeal to you if you’re interested in working in and pursuing a career in a regulatory environment.

Placements are in the following areas:

Trading Standards x 1

Environmental Health (Business Regulation/ Pollution Control & Public Health teams) x1

What do I need?

You don’t need to have any previous experience although you should have English and at least three other National 5 level qualifications at a Band A – C. Having Higher English and Maths is desirable, a science subject is also desirable (preferably Physics or Biology). 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, pro-activeness and being willing 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 are disabled or care experienced, you’ll need to be aged between 16-29 (at the point of starting the apprenticeship).

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

Please access the below link to a recruitment pack for job description and employee specification.

For further information contact

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

These are temporary posts until September 2026.

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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