Modern Apprenticeships

Modern Apprenticeships let you learn on the job, gain experience, work towards a qualification – all while you earn a salary.

We often have MAs available – we advertise these on the myjobscotland website.

As South Lanarkshire’s largest employer we know how important it is to offer you a great opportunity. If you would like to work with us in our challenging, forward thinking Administration Support services, we have some of the best opportunities in Scotland.

We offer:

  • experience in an administrative role within a variety of Council Services
  • opportunity to work towards a recognised SVQ qualification in Business Administration at SCQF Level 6
  • a comprehensive in-house training package to complement your practical work experience

We believe in developing people to their full potential, and the prospects of career development within the Council are as excellent as our benefits package.

Our programme is aimed at young people aged 16 + and gives you the opportunity to learn while you are earning a salary. You will work in one of the Council’s administration support sections in a range of locations across South Lanarkshire.

You will work on your SVQ qualification with support from an assessor and your supervisor in the workplace. You will also undertake a range of corporate training courses which are available to all employees within the Council. The wide range of training courses offered are designed to further enhance your existing skills and contribute to your development as a knowledgeable and valued member of South Lanarkshire Council’s administrative support team.

What do we look for?

  • a commitment to learning and ambition to succeed – we want you to be the best you can be!
  • an interest in and a commitment to delivering quality customer service – we provide a service to the residents of South Lanarkshire – you could be contributing to improving this on a daily basis
  • confidence and team skills are vital – and of course a friendly and helpful attitude to our customers and staff would be required
  • we are an equal opportunities employer and would expect you to treat people with dignity and respect and to be someone who is good at working with others. You would be willing to learn and develop your skills – this is about you and your future so why not take this great opportunity!

If you enjoy spending time with young children and you’re passionate about helping them grow and learn – then you could have what it takes to be a Modern Apprentice in Early Learning and Childcare.

Are you a fun loving people person?

Do you enjoy being with young children?

If so, and you are interested in working with young children, helping them to develop and learn, then our Early Learning and Childcare Apprenticeship Programme could be for you.

Choosing a career in Early Learning and Childcare with South Lanarkshire Council

We offer you the opportunity to gain experience working in a nursery while working towards an SVQ in Social Services Children and Young People at SCQF level 7.  A Modern Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to earn as you learn.

If you’re looking for a career for life which makes a positive difference to children and families, then working in early learning and childcare is for you.  You will have an important role in supporting children and families and get a sense of personal achievement from knowing you are helping them develop and learn.

There’s great demand for childcare workers and it’s a career for males and females who want to help children achieve their potential and enjoy helping them develop their skills while being involved in a wide variety of play activities every day.

What kind of work is it?

Much of an Early Years worker’s day is usually spent working with young children and their families in nursery centres, nursery classes and outdoor play providing high quality Early Learning and Childcare.  They provide opportunities across all areas of the curriculum for children to play and learn as well as providing a nurturing caring environment.  Helping children with personal care, including toileting, washing and dressing along with providing healthy snacks and lunches all play an important part in the daily routine of the nursery.

What kind of skills do you need?

There are particular skills that are important for a job in Early Learning and Childcare.  These include;

  • Effective communication
  • Flexible
  • Positive attitude to learning
  • Support and safeguard children
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Treat people with dignity and respect
  • Physical stamina
  • Patience

Childcare

Childcare is a challenging and rewarding career.  Early Years workers provide care and education to young children helping to develop, learn and fulfil their potential through the delivery of a play based curriculum.  They can work with a variety of families from all different backgrounds and of all different abilities and promote diversity in the workplace respecting different cultures and backgrounds.  They support families who may need it and work closely with them to ensure the best possible outcomes for their children.

Childcare involves working with lots of different people who use social services;

  • Babies and young people
  • Carers and families of young children from a variety of cultures
  • Children with physical and/or additional support needs
  • Carers or parents with alcohol or drug dependency
  • Children with chronic or long term medical conditions

Why choose an Apprenticeship in Early Learning and Childcare?

South Lanarkshire Council offer an excellent training programme where you will be supported by our senior staff in your workplace and by the assessment team within our Care Academy.  You will also be paid the council’s living wage and the prospects of career development are excellent, but don’t take our word for it. 

Working in Social Care is a career where the rewards of helping vulnerable people and making a difference to their lives are an everyday event. If you are interested in working with people, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life, then our Modern Apprenticeship Programme could be for you. 

Are you a people person? Are you at your happiest when looking after others? If you’re a caring person, and you really want to make a difference to someone’s life, then becoming a Social Care Assistant could be the perfect career move for you.  

Our Modern Apprenticeship Programme offers the opportunity to earn while you learn - you will get the opportunity to achieve an SVQ at SCQF level 6 and perhaps level 7, while earning the Council’s living wage – taking the first steps in a very rewarding and challenging career path.

More information about a career in Social Care

You will work in one of the Council’s excellent Adult and Older People’s establishments, either Residential or Day Care and you will work towards an SVQ in Social Services and Health Care at SCQF Level 6 and perhaps even progressing to SCQF Level 7.  

We offer an excellent training programme and you will be supported by our senior staff in your work location and by the assessment staff within our Care Academy.  You will also be paid the Council’s living wage and the prospects of career development and progression are excellent, but don’t take our word for it.

A career in social services is challenging and rewarding and you can make a positive difference to people’s lives. You can work with lots of different people including with adults, older people, children and young people and in many areas such as care homes and day care centres.

Essentials

You should:

  • live in South Lanarkshire or have gone to a South Lanarkshire high school
  • age restrictions may apply and this can be checked with the Modern Apprenticeship team at recruitment times.

You don’t need to have any qualifications but some voluntary work experience would be great if you have it.

Do you want to build a career in construction, while helping to improve the quality of life for the people of South Lanarkshire?

Do you live in the South Lanarkshire Area and/or attend one of our schools?

Have you reached the minimum school leaving age?

Do you want to work for South Lanarkshire Council?

Would you be committed to learning?

If you can answer yes to all of these questions then our Construction Modern Apprenticeship Programme could be for you!

Choosing a Construction Career with South Lanarkshire Council

If you are looking to build knowledge and skills that will benefit you for life, and make a difference to the people of South Lanarkshire then a job in one of our construction disciplines could be for you. 

South Lanarkshire Council offer a variety of Construction Modern Apprenticeships:-

Craft Apprenticeships – working for our Property Services section - Joiner, Painter, Plasterer, Electrician etc.

You would be learning to carry out improvements to buildings by working on New Builds, refurbishment or maintenance of South Lanarkshire Councils schools, leisure complexes and housing stock.  Day to day work would vary - you could be working in someone’s home, or a care home, a school or a library, you may be part of a team or you could be out with one tradesperson, so you would be supervised and learning from experienced tradespeople.

Technical Apprenticeships – working for our Consultancy Services section – Architectural Officer, Civil/Structural Engineer, Quantity Surveyor etc. 

You would be learning to design and cost new build or refurbishment projects.  Day to day work would vary from working in the office to going to one of the sites you are involved with, and you would be supervised and learning from experienced supervisors/managers.

Roads Apprenticeships – working for our Roads Section – Road Operative

You would be learning all the aspects of construction and maintenance of roads, including kerbs, iron work and drainage as well as repairing or replacing pavements.  Day to day work would vary, you would be working in varying sized teams depending on what work you were carrying out, and you would be supervised and learning from experienced Road Operatives, Supervisors and Managers.

What skills, values and behaviours do you need?

As these apprenticeships are for you to learn, you don’t need to have experience, however you may require to have qualifications from school depending on what route you want to take.  There are particular skills, values and behaviours that are important for a job in construction with South Lanarkshire Council, these include:

  • Being an effective communicator
  • Being eager and committed to developing your own knowledge and abilities, both at work and at college (if required)
  • Having an awareness of Health and Safety
  • Being able to work with others, or as part of a team
  • Being able to treat people with dignity and respect

Why choose Construction?

Working in a construction position with South Lanarkshire Council is rewarding - everything that you are involved in will have an impact on South Lanarkshire Council’s properties and in turn, the people of South Lanarkshire.  You would get a sense of pride knowing you are giving something back to the community that you live in.  Undertaking an apprenticeship allows you to gain practical hands on experience as well as a recognised Vocational Qualification at SCQF Level 5, 6 and 7.  The skills, knowledge and experience that you gain during this time will benefit you throughout your life. 

The programme provides the opportunity to earn while you learn, and you will be paid the Council’s living wage.

Craft/Technical apprenticeships – these are advertised through www.myjobscotland.gov.uk, February/March each year, please register for alerts to keep you updated.

Road Apprenticeships – please e-mail modernapprentice@southlanarkshire.gov.uk for further information.

Becoming a Modern Apprentice will give you the opportunity to develop a career in Housing and Technical Resources and be trained to the appropriate National Standard by going to college and getting on the job training and experience.

As a Modern Apprentice you will be involved in providing a full quantity surveying service, for South Lanarkshire Council, on all other projects. As you will be learning on the job, as well as college, you will be able to provide advice on contract practice and procedures as well as the procurement process involved for financial regulations, quantity surveying guidelines and the council’s standing orders.  

You don't need to have any experience in your chosen profession. What we do require is: 

  • a minimum of 5 National 5s (must include English and maths), and 2 Highers, useful subjects are maths, English, physics (This is due to college entry requirements for the HNC element of the course)
  • an understanding of your chosen profession
  • an understanding of the importance of health and safety
  • an understanding of the benefits of effective teamwork and customer care principles
  • a willingness to learn and adapt to the working and college environment 

 

Becoming a Modern Apprentice will give you the opportunity to develop a career in Housing and Technical Resources and be trained to the appropriate National Standard by going to college and getting on the job training and experience.

As a Modern Apprentice you will be involved in providing a full quantity surveying service, for South Lanarkshire Council, on all other projects. As you will be learning on the job, as well as college, you will be able to provide advice on contract practice and procedures as well as the procurement process involved for financial regulations, quantity surveying guidelines and the council’s standing orders.  

You to have any experience in your chosen profession. What we do require is: 

  • a minimum of 5 National 5s (must include English and maths), and 2 Highers, useful subjects are maths, English, physics (This is due to college entry requirements for the HNC element of the course)
  • an understanding of your chosen profession
  • an understanding of the importance of health and safety
  • an understanding of the benefits of effective teamwork and customer care principles
  • a willingness to learn and adapt to the working and college environment 

Modern Apprenticeships

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