Modern Apprentice - Early Years Practitioner - Various Locations - 6 Posts - SBO08301


Modern Apprentice - Early Years Practitioner - Various Locations - 6 Posts - SBO08301

£10,001 - £20,000

SCOTTISH BORDERS COUNCIL, Newtown St Boswells, Scottish Borders

  • Full time
  • Temporary

Posted 3 weeks ago, 21 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: 28-07-2024 (In 13 days)

job Ref: SBO08301

Full Job Description

Job Details

Hourly Rate: £12 Real Living Wage

Salary: £21,899.98 per annum

Hours: 35

Contract Duration: Temporary until 30/05/2026

Grade: Scottish Government Real Living Wage

Please note that interviews will be held on 22/08/2024 and 23/08/2024

Please refer to the application form for the list of schools available.

Please be aware that this post has a start date of the 6th January 2025

Role Purpose

An exciting opportunity has become available to join Scottish Borders Council’s Early Years Team as a Modern Apprentice (MA). We are recruiting 12 MAs to join existing Early Learning and Childcare teams in selected training places across the Scottish Borders.

You will work as a member of a team, supporting the delivery of a high quality, safe and balanced early years curriculum within a caring, safe and welcoming environment, to enable each child to reach their potential.

You will learn about the importance of working with parents and carers, and other agencies, to promote the welfare and development of every child. So, if you are aged 17-24 years old on or before 28th February 2025, have an interest and enthusiasm for working with young children, have a caring and nurturing approach and have good interpersonal and communication skills, we would welcome your application.

Successful applicants will be supported to complete a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SCFQ Level 7) Social Services: Children and Young People to allow registration as a care professional with the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC). Modern Apprentices will work 35 hours per week during term-time.

More details are provided in the Job Description, Person Specification and additional information sheet.


In accordance with Scottish Borders Councils priorities, you will need to be aged 17-24 on or before 28th February 2025.

4 National 5s (or equivalent), one of which should be English A numeracy qualification to at least Nat 4 level or equivalent Ability to use initiative to support own learning The applicant must evidence their ability to achieve a SCQF 7 Social Services (Children and Young People) within the period of the MA contract. This is a requirement of this post.

All successful applicants will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 3 months of appointment and maintain registration throughout the period of employment.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Sarah Sowman at

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.