Carpentry and Joinery Modern Apprentice – Wood Machinist

Inverness, Highland
£17,966 - £20,024 per annum
24 May 2022
08 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

35 hours per week (1 FTE), 4 Years Fixed-Term Contract

We are one of the largest partners of the University of the Highlands and Islands, a partnership of 13 colleges and research institutions comprising Scotland’s newest university.

As the UK’s leading tertiary education provider, we deliver both further education and higher education courses and that makes us different from traditional institutions. Through an innovative approach to learning and some of the best online learning technologies, we offer our students the complete learner journey, where they have choice and flexibility to study from access level right through to PhD.

UHI Inverness is at the heart of the community. Working closely with businesses and stakeholders, our curriculum and research capacity is designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of industry and support the strengths and ambitions of the region. Through a personalised approach, we help our students discover their right path, providing them with a combination of qualification and job-ready skills to succeed in the workplace. UHI Inverness has locations at UHI Inverness Campus and also the Scottish School of Forestry (Balloch), a growing hub for research, innovation and enterprise set within a 215-acre site. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated individual to work with us as a Modern Apprentice in Wood Machining on a 4 Year Fixed term contract to complete the MA. Supporting the operations of our technician and academic staff in the training workshops with preparing materials for classes along with Inspecting, maintaining, and repairing machines and equipment.

Job Purpose:

Applications are being invited from individuals who are looking at studying towards a Wood Machinist qualification whilst undertaking a recognised modern apprenticeship. This an ideal opportunity to get experience working in a busy environment, supporting staff and students at UHI Inverness.

Key Accountabilities:

This exciting opportunity will have you partaking in a wide range of responsibilities including maintaining machinery and preparing materials for programme delivery. Supporting at Open Day/Evening events to promote the study of Construction and ensuring a safe day to day running of the machine shop and workshops.

Essential Criteria:

  • IT skills in MS Office
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member in a fast-moving environment, providing an effective service to a wide variety of clients
  • Ability to prioritise and organise individual and team tasks effectively and in accordance with the requirements of service level agreements

Key behaviour competencies:

  • Working with others
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Customer Focus
  • Adaptability
  • Organising and Delivery
  • Health and Safety

Please note: the successful post holder will need to pass a satisfactory PVG Scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland prior to commencing employment.

Application Closing Date: 8 June 2022

Shortlisting will take place on 10 June 2022

Interviews will be held week commencing 13 June 2022

For informal queries regarding this post, please contact UHI Inverness Recruitment Team on 01463 273210 or

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.