Modern Apprenticeships with South Lanarkshire Council

SLC

South Lanarkshire Council have released details of Modern Apprenticeship opportunities in 3 areas; Business Administration, Early Years Worker and Social Care Assistant. These positions are currently available on the My Job Scotland web site and pupils will have to register an account to apply.

Please see below for additional information:

SLA04640 – Modern Apprentice (Business Administration)

  • Location: Various Locations across South Lanarkshire
  • Salary: £15,950 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35.00 hours per week

Job Description

Finance and Corporate Resources

Modern Apprentice (Business Administration)

Fixed Term for 2 years

The start of something big!

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: *The opportunity to gain experience in an administrative role within a variety of Council Services. *The opportunity to gain a recognised SVQ qualification in Business Administration at SCQF Level 6 *The opportunity to receive 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. You need at least:  3 standard grades level 3 or above / 3 national 5 qualifications, including English and Maths, or equivalent, relevant experience. Computing would be advantageous. A commitment to learning and ambition to succeed. A commitment to delivering quality customer service. Confidence and team skills are vital.

These vacancies are restricted to applicants who have recently attended a South Lanarkshire Council School and/or live in the South Lanarkshire Area.

You must either be 16 years of age and must be no older than 19 years of age by 28/01/2019.  Or if you are disabled or care experienced, and aged between 20 to 29 years of age by 28/01/2019, you may be eligible to apply if you meet the rest of the criteria, as South Lanarkshire Council and Skills Development Scotland recognise that disabled people and those who are care experienced can face challenges on their career journey.  In care means you are or were formally looked after by a local authority, in the family home (with support from social services or a social worker) or elsewhere, for example, in foster care, residential/secure care, or kinship care (with family friends or relatives).

As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history etc.  As this post involves accessing the public services network, the preferred candidate will be subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS). The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

Closing Date:   Sunday 28th October 2018

Interviews are scheduled to take place commencing Tuesday 11th December to Friday 14th December 2018 and the start date for successful applicants will be Monday 28th January  2019

If you are interested in this opportunity click on the following SLA04640 – Modern Apprentice (Business Administration)

to apply. Remember you will have to create a My Job Scotland account.

 

Early Years Worker – Modern Apprenticeship

  • Various Locations across South Lanarkshire, ML3 0AA
  • Salary: £8.74 – £9.69 per hour
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.00 hours per week

Various Locations throughout South Lanarkshire 

Job Description

Hours – 37 hours per week Fixed Term: 2 Years

South Lanarkshire Council have Early Learning and Childcare Centres and Nursery Classes in local primary schools throughout South Lanarkshire and this is an expanding area of work where you will be able to develop a long term and rewarding career.

As a Modern Apprentice, you will gain skills and knowledge whilst working with babies, young children and families. You will have opportunities to learn all aspects of early learning and childcare as well as gain an understanding of current guidance for working with children and young people, such as Child Development, Curriculum for Excellence, Together We Can, Building the Ambition and the Value of Play.

Examples of what Modern Apprentices do;

Encourage and support children’s development through a variety of play activities.

Be responsive to children’s needs.

Encourage children’s creativity

Work as part of a team.

Engage in outdoor play with children

Modern Apprentices are supervised and trained in nurseries by qualified staff and will also be supported to undertake an SVQ in Social Services Children and Young People at SCQF level 7. This will involve attending regular classroom based training sessions as well any additional core training as required.

Although the training programme and contract of employment will be for 24 months, you will be eligible to apply for posts within the Council during your training to secure a career in the Early Years Service.

Eligibility

This vacancy is restricted to applicants who have recently attended a South Lanarkshire Council School and/or live in the South Lanarkshire area.

You must be aged between 16 and 24 years old as of 21st January 2019.

Or if you are disabled or Care Experienced, and aged between 20 to 29 years of age by 21st January 2019, you may be eligible to apply if you meet the rest of the criteria. South Lanarkshire Council and Skills Development Scotland recognise that disabled people and those who are Care Experienced can face challenges on their career journey.

Experience of working with people, through youth or voluntary work is desirable.

Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Three passes at National 5 or three passes at Intermediate 2 or three passes at Standard Grade Credit Level or Equivalent; one of these must be English, and/or relevant experience.
  • High standard of communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • Successful completion of pre interview questions.
  • Willingness and ability to study and achieve SVQ in Children and Young People SCQF level 7. You must have access to a laptop or computer as all SVQ work is done in an electronic portfolio.
  • Be resident in South Lanarkshire or attended secondary school in South Lanarkshire

If you want to apply for this position click on the following Early Years Worker – Modern Apprentice. Remember you will need to create a My Job Scotland account to apply.

 

SLA04778 – Social Care Assistant – DFF (Modern Apprentice)

  • Location: Various Locations across South Lanarkshire, ML3 0AA
  • Salary: £17,112 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.00 hours per week

Job Description

Social Work Resources

Various locations across South Lanarkshire

Shifts to be worked in accordance with a roster including evenings and weekends

Fixed Term: 2 years

Working within Social Care is a long-term and expanding career option, where the rewards of helping vulnerable people and making a difference to their lives are an everyday event. If you are passionate about working with people, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life, then our Social Care Training Programme could be for you.

Social Work Resources are recruiting individuals to work in range of Social Care settings, working with and supporting Older People. You will work alongside experienced staff and will receive regular training, working towards an SVQ in Social Services & Health Care Level 2 or Level 3.

Although the training programme and contract of employment will be for 24 months, you will be eligible to apply for posts within Social Work Resources during your training to secure a career in the wider Social Work Service.

Experience of working with people, through youth or voluntary work is desirable.

Entry requirements 

  • This vacancy is restricted to applicants who have recently attended a South Lanarkshire Council School and/or live in the South Lanarkshire area.

Requirements

If you are interested in a role within care you should try SSSC resource called ‘A Question of Care’ which will help you think about the type of work involved and give you feedback on your responses to typical situations faced in working life. You can access the resource at www.aquestionofcare.org.uk  

If you are currently employed by South Lanarkshire Council and are interested in applying, prior to making your application, please discuss with your current Line Manager.  In the event that you are being considered for this post, your release to undertake this internal fixed term opportunity would need to be agreed in advance and managed by the service/s or resource/s.

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

If you would like to apply for this position click on the following SLA04778 – Social Care Assistant – DFF (Modern Apprentice). Remember you will need to create a My Job Scotland account to apply.

 

If you have any difficulty creating an account, or applying, please speak with Mr McCarthy.

 


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