Council Leader welcomes new Modern Apprentices to Highland Council

photoCouncillor Margaret Davidson , Leader of The Highland Council and Steve Barron Chief Executive met with the first intake of Modern Apprentices (MA) under the new MA Programme last Thursday.

The latest Modern Apprentices started their career at The Highland Council with a corporate induction and had the chance to meet and talk with both the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive. In welcoming the new recruits to the team the Leader of the Council, Margaret Davidson described how their contribution and fresh ideas would be integral to the future Highland Council. Steve Barron thanked them for choosing The Highland Council and looked forward to seeing them flourish as new employees. 

Among the new recruits were seven Business Administration apprentices, one Civil Engineering Technician apprentice and four Mechanics who have already completed their first year. The Highland Council has a team in place to manage the programme and envisages a number of opportunities being created in the coming months across several different occupational groups. Positions in Child Care, Finance, Business Administration, Engineering and traditional Trade appointments are all likely to be on offer. Modern Apprenticeships in The Highland Council will be open to existing staff as well as new recruits thereby helping to secure the future workforce and provide public services.

The creation of a new Modern Apprenticeship Programme in The Highland Council, which will aspire to create 150 new apprenticeships within 2 years, was approved by Members of the Council’s Corporate Resources Committee in August.

The starting salary for an apprentice is £15488.  As the opportunities are identified, application forms and full details of the posts can be found on the MyJobScotland website ( (external link)

15 Nov 2017
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