Apprentice Vacancies


Modern Apprenticeship funding is available for young people aged 16-19 years. Places may be available for 20+ years of age.

Haven't seen a vacancy that interests you?

Contact UHI Shetland Train Shetland and learn about how you can progress your career as a Modern Apprentice.

There are various ways you can contact Train Shetland:

  • Complete our Contact Form located here - Contact Us
  • Complete our Application Form located here - Application Form
  • Email
  • Call us on 01595 771210
  • Visit us at our UHI Shetland Train Shetland office our address is - John Goodlad Centre, Port Arthur, Scalloway, ZE1 0UN.

We will then invite you to come in for a chat about how a Modern Apprenticeship could work for you. We can also help you to tailor your application to your chosen area of work. You will have a better chance of success if your application is fully completed and you know more about the MA.

We keep regular contact with employers and vacancies can be advertised at any time. We will hold your application (until December every year) - ready to send out to an employer (who might be looking to quickly fill a place).

We look forward to hearing from you.

Modern Apprentice - Vacancies

Please review list of vacancies shown below and scroll down page for detailed information about each vacancy. 

  • Jim's Garage: Toyota Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship.
  • Scalloway Meat Company: Modern Apprenticeship Professional Cookery.
  • Malakoff Limited: Modern Apprenticeship (Accountancy).
  • Rexel UK: Apprentice Warehouse Person.
  • NESS Engineering: Plumbing / HVAC Engineering, Warehouse and Storage, Business Administration.

Jim's Garage Toyota have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic young person to join our team as a Vehicle Technician as part of the ProVQ apprenticeship scheme via Train Shetland UHI.

Successful candidate will be required to attend the Toyota Academy in Burnaston for 24 weeks in blocks spread across 3 years.

To apply, please send your CV to David Sinclair, Jim's Garage Toyota, 4 Gremista Industrial Estate, Lerwick, ZE1 0PX or email

Main Street, Scalloway, ZE1 0TR

Tel: 01595 880624


Interested in Cooking?

We have an opportunity to earn while you learn!

Scalloway Meat Company are looking to recruit an apprentice to join our small commercial catering team in Scalloway.

The successful applicant will undertake the SCQF Level 5 SVQ in Professional Cookery with UHI Shetland whilst learning practical skills alongside our friendly and experienced team.

The SVQ is fully funded by us and apprenticeship rates apply.

Visit our website at or check us out on Facebook and Instagram.

Contact us for further information and an application form by email at or for further information on the role call Margaret on 01595 880841.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Closing Date: To be decided.

Modern Apprenticeship (Accountancy)

We are currently recruiting for this busy position which provides an exciting opportunity for a confident and enthusiastic individual to commence a career in administration and accounting.

The main duties will include, amongst others:

  • Issue purchase orders to staff.
  • Maintain the purchase order register.
  • Process purchase invoices received.
  • Reconcile and code purchase orders / invoices to job costing.
  • Reconcile supplier's statements.
  • File purchase orders / invoices.
  • Reception & other main office duties.
  • Provide general assistance & holiday cover in other areas of the accounts department.

The apprenticeship will be based in our Lerwick accounts office.

The combination of practical training and further study will allow the candidate to experience and develop a wide range of administration & accounting skills, as well as obtaining further qualifications.

The apprenticeship will last for one to two years and leads to an SVQ in Business Administration (Level 6).

After that, there is the potential for further study - previous apprentices have gone on to study the Professional Development Award in Financial Accounting (Level 7) and / or have undertaken graduate apprenticeships in Accounting at Robert Gordon University, which combines integrated work-based learning in Shetland together with remote learning and leads to a degree qualification. 

In return, we offer an attractive competitive salary.

Apply by letter or CV to

Malakoff Limited, North Ness, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0LZ

Closing Date: No set closing date.

Apprentice Warehouse Person - L.E.S.S. Lerwick Branch Rexel UK

10 Lower Blackhill Industrial Estate, Lerwick ZE1 0DG

Salary Offered £20, 033.28

40 Hours Per Week

As a Rexel apprentice, you will be trained on all areas of warehouse process and procedures, which will give you a fantastic grounding for your future career. The role will provide training to ensure the meeting of branch customer service levels by facilitating the inward and outbound movements of stock; picking, packing and dispatch of customers' orders. The successful candidate will also have access to training in other areas of the business via the Rexel Academy. The Apprenticeship offered is Warehousing, Storage & Distribution SCQF Level 5.

So, if you are looking for a career where you will be working in a varied and challenging role, then this is the right one for you. Rexel UK is offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice to support our Lerwick branch, part of a successful region.

The Role:

  • Facilitate in inward and outbound stock movements for the branch efficiently, following company procedures, and using IT systems where appropriate. 
  • Pick and pack goods in an efficient, timely and safe manner.
  • Actively maintain and improve housekeeping throughout working hours ensuring that stored goods are kepy tidily and in the correct place, using mechanical handling equipment where appropriate in accordance with company procedures.
  • Ensure that with all aspects of Health and Safety policies and procedures are complied with in all daily activities.
  • Contribute to the effective operation of the branch by supporting other staff in meeting Customer Service levels. 

The Person:

  • English and Maths National 5s (or equivalent) is desirable.
  • Good communication skills, with the confidence to interact with customers and colleagues both face to face and via the phone / email.
  • The ability to follow instruction.
  • The want to take on new roles and challenges.
  • Good organisational skills, with the ability to work to deadlines and manage own workload.
  • Customer service skills with the understanding that the customer is the most important element to working within branch.

About Rexel UK

Rexel is a global industrial distributer serving the Electrical, PPE and MRO sectors with over 30,000 employees and operations in over 37 Countries. In the UK Rexel has over 2,500 staff working from 250+ branches. We value people who have a sense of urgency and excitement, who demonstrate candour, insight and creativity, and thrive in an environment of change and challenge.

We value people who take the company personally - being a part of Rexel UK means being part of the most exciting customer focused electrical wholesaler, a place where employees want to build their futures. Rexel is an equal opportunities employer. 

To apply click on this link - Rexel UK Apprentice Warehouse Person

Closing Date: To be decided.

Ness Engineering are seeking enthusiastic candidates to join the Apprenticeship Development Programme. They have both site and office based roles available. 

Ness Engineering carry out engineering and maintenance works covering a large variety of domestic, commercial and industrial sites throughout Shetland and on behalf of a wide range of clients. 

Roles available:

  • Plumbing/HVAC engineering
  • Warehouse and storage
  • Business Administration

This is an excellent opportunity to gain industry qualifications while working within a dynamic and supportive company with a diverse client list and workload. Vast scope for career development within the company is available. 

Ness Engineering are an equal opportunities employer and the above roles are not limited to school leavers. If you think you have the enthusiasm, skills or previous experience required to become part of our team, we are happy to hear from you.

Potential applicants are welcome to contact Ness Engineering for an informal discussion about this opportunity or alternatively please send a copy of your CV to 

Closing Date: Ongoing.