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Location: Inverness

Job Type: Fixed Term 4 year apprenticeship

West Fraser is a diversified wood products company with more than 60 facilities in Canada, the United States and Europe. From responsibly sourced and sustainably managed forest resources, the company produces lumber, engineered wood (OSB, LVL, MDF, plywood, particleboard), and other products including pulp, newsprint, wood chips, and renewable energy. 

Our UK-manufactured products are used extensively in the construction, DIY and furniture sectors. Our brands, SterlingOSB Zero, CaberFloor and CaberWood MDF, are well known in the construction industry and are commonly specified by architects, national housebuilders and specifiers. 

We are proud that as a certified net carbon negative company we lock up more carbon in our products than we emit making them, helping the UK construction sector comply with net zero targets and beyond.

The Role

We are currently recruiting 1 x Mechanical Apprentice and 1 x Multi-skilled (Electrical/Mechanical) to be based within our multi-million-pound investment plant in Inverness.

These are 4 year programmes consisting of a combination of theoretical learning and practical ‘hands on’ experience.  The Modern Apprenticeship is delivered in partnership with Inverness College UHI.  The successful candidates will attend college on a block release basis in the first year.  Throughout the programme you will build a comprehensive portfolio and will be monitored through continuous assessment.  Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be awarded an NC in Engineering Practice, SVQ 2 and SVQ 3. 

The Apprenticeship Programme allows you the opportunity to gain hands on experience with a world-leading, international manufacturing company.  The experience you gain will be of great value to your future careers.  This is an exciting time to join a well-established and expanding company.

To be successful for this role you will hold Scottish National 4 Grades in English, Maths and a Science.  You will be a high energy problem solver who is resilient and detail oriented.  You will be safety driven and flexible in order to meet the specific demands of the role. 

These are fixed term roles with the opportunity to apply for available permanent positions upon completion of the apprenticeship programme.

To apply, please send your current CV and a letter of interest to Maureen Burnett (HR) – [email protected]   

Closing Date:  25th April 2022

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