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Apprenticeship Opportunity: Electrician – The Highland Council, Wick


Post Title: Apprentice Electrician
Location: Housing Services Depot, Green Road, Wick
Hours: Full Time, 37 Hours Per Week
Duration: Permanent

Salary: £21,952 – £25,877 p.a.

  • Year 1 / Year 2 – Living Wage = £21,952
  • Year 3 – 85% of HC05 = £21,996
  • Year 4 – 90% of HC05 = £23,290
  • Full Trade = HC05 £25,877

Salary placing will normally be at the first point of the scale.

Work towards achievement of an SVQ level 3 in a chosen trade ( joiner, plumber, electrician, painter or builder)

The Highland Council is actively seeking to hire an apprentice electrician to join their team. This presents a remarkable opportunity for individuals aspiring for a rewarding career.

This apprenticeship opportunity with the Highland Council not only provides a pathway to acquiring a respected trade qualification but also opens doors to a promising career in the electrical field.

The Construction Apprenticeship will provide an exciting alternative to full-time education and an opportunity to gain valuable work experience, skills and qualifications in a particular trade. Apprentices will not only learn basic skills but will be given the opportunity to gain more responsibility and put new skills into practice.


  • Undertake work experience with fully qualified tradesperson carrying out day to day housing repairs and maintenance together with other repairs to Council properties
  • Attend vocational education at local colleges on a block release or day release basis
  • Work towards achievement of an SVQ level 3 in a chosen trade ( joiner, plumber, electrician, painter or builder)
  • Work under supervision at a large variety of locations and using specialist tools and equipment
  • Complete all necessary portfolios of work for achievement of training modules within agreed timetables
  • Ensure implementation of and adherence to health & safety policy and procedures

Person Specification:


  • The minimum acceptance level for safe and effective job performance


  • Practical experience attained at school
  • Work Experience
  • Genuine interest in trade skills e.g DIY at home


  • Good basic education


  • Ability to develop further skills and acquire further knowledge and understanding
  • Willing and keen to undertake relevant SVQ qualifications
  • Ability to listen and follow instruction
  • Ability to organise own workload
  • Displays genuine interest in chosen trade
  • Displays positive attitude
  • Customer focused


  • Ability to work on own or as part of a team
  • Willing to learn and show commitment and enthusiasm
  • Respects others

To apply, please visit HERE.

Closing date for applications: 26th June 2023.

Contact Details: David Sutherland Tel: 07766 297954