Apprentice posts made available by Scottish Borders Council

Twelve modern apprenticeships are being offered by Scottish Borders Council with applications closing on April 7.

The posts are in the council’s environment and infrastructure department and for eight neighbourhood operations trainee roles, two civil engineering technicians and two posts within the street lighting team.

The apprenticeship packages are for between two and four years and open to people aged from 16 to 24 years.

Councillor Michael Cook, who is responsible for human resources and corporate improvement said the council was determined to use its scale and diversity to support young people into modern apprenticeships.

He commented:“At a time when there is enormous pressure on young people finding work, this is a great opportunity for them to develop skills for a career and for life under the wing of the council. At the same time, the council benefits from their energy and commitment.

The neighbourhood operations roles will see the successful applicants undertake duties relating to ground and roads maintenance, burials and street and public convenience cleaning.

The civil engineering technician trainees will provide support on a range of infrastructure projects, including bridges, roads, flood schemes, road network issues and landfill sites.

The two street lighting posts include an apprentice electrician and a electrical engineering technician..

Full details of the apprenticeships are available on the Council’s website: