Modern Apprenticeships

We are committed to providing apprenticeship opportunities for young people within Angus.

Our Modern Apprenticeship (MA) scheme lets you earn while you learn. You’ll get the chance to gain skills, get experience and complete a recognised qualification all while earning a salary.

Current vacancies

Accounting technician modern apprentice - based at Angus House, Forfar (although agile working encouraged) providing accountancy support to the team, getting involved in basic accountancy, ledger work and in making financial returns, while completing SVQ Level 3 in Accounting.

Active schools modern apprentice – working in schools in either Brechin/Montrose or Forfar/Kirriemuir or Carnoustie/Monifeith area, helping to make sure children and young people are more active in various sports and physical activities, as well as general administrative duties. You would complete a SVQ 3 Diploma for Leisure Management.

Building standards modern apprentice – based at Angus House, Forfar, helping to process and assist in verification of applications for building warrants and completion certificates, while working towards a SCQF Level 7 in Architectural Technology.

IT support modern apprentice – based at Angus House, Forfar (although agile working encouraged) working in the IT service carrying out duties including manning the service desk (where staff ask for IT help/support), telephone duties, request/incident handling and general administrative duties using a range of software packages. You would complete a SVQ Level 3 Diploma for Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals

Occupational health and safety modern apprentice – based at Angus House, Forfar (although agile working encouraged), supporting the health and safety team to have safe working practices for our activities and in our buildings where our employees, service users and visitors are, all while completing a SVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety.

Organisational development modern apprentice – working in the organisational development team, supporting the learning and development of staff, while working towards a SVQ 3 in Business and Administration.

School support modern apprentice x 2 positions – based at Arbroath High School or Grange Primary School, working as part of a small team carrying out general clerical and administrative tasks including inputting data, photocopying, filing and mail duties, while working towards a SVQ 3 in Business and Administration.

You can apply through My Job Scotland. Applications close on Friday 10 June 2022.

Why choose Angus Council?

MAs are a great way to start your career. The 18 month apprenticeships will give you a chance to gain work experience and a qualification, and our well-rounded programme means you’ll also get the chance to complete a bespoke MA leadership training programme delivered by Angus Council staff.

The salary for a MA is between £8066 and £9242 per year (under 19).


Working with us brings many benefits, such as:

  • flexible working
  • holiday and leave pay
  • training, learning and development
  • health and wellbeing support and advice
  • cycle to work schemes
  • plus much more.

My Job Scotland Career Hub

You can find out more about the work of councils in Scotland, career options available, tips on completing an application form, plus much more on the career hub section of My Job Scotland.

You can also meet our current modern apprentices on this YouTube playlist.

Guaranteed job interview scheme

We offer a guaranteed job interview to the following people who meet the essential criteria on application for a job:

  • people with disabilities
  • young people with recognised caring responsibilities
  • care experienced young people including care leavers (up to the age of 26)
  • Angus Council employees with caring responsibilities (as set out below)
  • Angus Council Modern Apprentices

Young people who have successfully completed Angus Works or Mini Angus Works placement within the council in the current or last academic year

Please refer to Guaranteed Job Interview Scheme for further information.