Apprentice Landbased Engineer

Location: Fife

Contract: 3-month initial contract

Closing Date: 15/03/2023

Job Description

Interview Date(s): Between 24th April to 28th April 2023

Skills Test Date(s): Between 27th March to 31st March 2023        

Salary Range:  £10,578 to £25,691 

Contract Type: Temporary until 6th August 2027  

Working Pattern: 36 hours per week 

Location: Bankhead Central  

Start date for this position is Monday 7th August 2023 (non-negotiable) 

Job Details 

A Modern Apprenticeship is a work-based training programme that leads to an industry approved qualification.  The training can be both on and off-the-job, which means Modern Apprentices (MAs) learn the right mix of skills, abilities and knowledge. For more information on MA’s follow the link below;

You will work on all aspects of Fleet Operations activities, which can range from all aspects of repair and maintenance of plant and machinery.

Fife Council Building Services Construction has a Respiratory Protective Equipment policy. The policy requires personnel working in environments where inhalation of substances harmful to health will mean a requirement to wear tight fitting protective equipment (examples of which are disposable masks) therefore, personnel must undertake a face fitting, this will require the wearer to meet regulatory requirements as per HSG 53 Respiratory Equipment at Work (HSE Guidance).

You will be working under the direct instruction of a workshop co-ordinator or alone, to develop the skills and knowledge for the chosen trade whilst demonstrating an enthusiasm and willingness to achieve a high degree of competence.

A link to the role profile is included below.  You will find more information about the job and the type of person we are looking for.

The Person

These vacancies are restricted to applicants who live in Fife.  You must be aged between 16 and 24 on or by the specified start date.

Alternatively successful applicants can start at 15 years old however your 16th birthday must be by 30th September 2023.  A School Leavers Form and National Insurance number will be required. If you are under 16 and don’t have a National Insurance number, email and you will be given a temporary number to enable you to complete your application.

Applicants should have achieved or be expecting to achieve by August 2023:

3 National 4’s, or 3 Standard Grades at general level 3 or above to include English, Maths and a practical craft skill or IT related subject, or to be able to demonstrate other relevant experience in the engineering industry.

And/or an NC, SVQ1 or an NPA in the relevant engineering trade will be considered as alternative qualifications in line with SCQF Matrix, for more information please refer to

Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to achieve SVQ level 3 (SCQF Level 6). You may be required to travel out with Fife to attend College to achieve this qualification.

You will have an appreciation of the Fleet Operations Engineering operational activities.  You will have the ability to follow instructions and be able to work in a workshop environment and deal with the demands of the job.

You must read the job role profile carefully and complete the application on a PC / laptop rather than a phone device if possible, to ensure all elements of the form are visible.

If you are short-listed you will be required to carry out a skills test and, where applicable, an aptitude test. This will enable us to observe your hand skills, attitude, and the ability to follow instruction, you need to pass this prior to interview.

We further recommend you fully research the role of the individual trade you are applying for within the Landbased Engineering Industry.

Further Information

  • Role Profile – When preparing your supporting statement , review the role profile and think about how you meet the essential criteria Role Profile
  • How We Work Matters – Our employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace.  See How We Work Matters behaviour framework for more information.
  • Employee Benefits – Employees have access to a benefits package that offers discounts on a wide range of products and services.
  • Directorate Information – Council Department information
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Supporting Statement 

As part of your application, you must provide us with a Supporting Statement which outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy. For more information, check out the  How to Apply section of our Career Site.  Without a Supporting Statement, your application will not be progressed. Please upload your Supporting Statement at the section marked ‘upload resumé’. Your Supporting Statement must not be a CV.  More information is available on our Career site at

When completing your Supporting Statement please include your knowledge and experience of the trade you are applying for and how you meet the criteria. Qualification grades or predicted grades must be included in your statement.

For further information, please contact:  Steven Duffy at