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Apprenticeships

Develop skills & gain experience as the basis of a first class career

Turn an engineering interest into valuable skills, experience & qualifications

Join MacTaggart Scott as an apprentice, and you’ll occupy a key place within our business. Quite simply, you are part of our future. That’s because with your talents and your skill we’ll keep growing, keep innovating and keep competing with the very best in the world.

Becoming an apprentice takes an enormous amount of commitment, hard work and dedication. At MacTaggart Scott, apprenticeships are considered the foundation of a career, providing the essential skills needed for your future with us.

At MacTaggart Scott we are proud of our Apprenticeship Programme and the skilled people it produces. It is an integral part of our operations and we rely on first class trades people to produce first class jobs. In order to produce first class trades people, we need first class apprentices and we are looking for people that are genuinely interested in and enthusiastic about developing a career in your chosen area.

Our apprenticeship programme will see you turn your interest in engineering into valuable skills, experience and qualifications.

Apprentice Production Engineer:

If you want a practical hands-on career which guarantees further technical training and experience, then apply for an apprentice position with us and train to be an engineering craftsperson

This pathway requires the following qualifications:

NQ 4 Mathematics and English, and any other two NQ 4/Standard Grade 3/ Intermediate 1 qualification

Graduate Apprentice:

Working in partnership with Heriot Watt University, apprentices will spend most of their time in the workplace, be paid throughout the apprenticeship, and leave the programme with an honours degree in Engineering, Design and Manufacturing.

The University will develop and deliver the apprenticeships in partnership with industry, to combine academic knowledge with the skills development and workplace training required by employers.

This pathway requires the following qualifications :-

Two “A” grade and two “B” grade at Higher, one of which must be maths

Go to Apprenticeship Applications Page

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  • Inspector

    Type:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    Competitive
    Location:
    UK

    MacTaggart Scott is aiming to recruit an Inspector to work in the Production Department. Role: This role reports directly into the Chief Inspector. The purpose of the role is to ensure inspection operations are completed efficiently and in a timely manner. Duties...

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  • Design Engineer

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    MacTaggart Scott is looking to recruit a Design Engineer to work in our Design Department. Role: The post holder will primarily be responsible for designing equipment, model components and assemblies using CAD, creating manufacturing drawings and producing...

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  • Project Engineer

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    The successful candidate will report directly to a Principle Engineer and will provide the technical lead for projects. The Project Engineer will manage activities to ensure that design solutions are delivered on time, to budget and meet customer expectations. Duties...

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  • ILS Engineer

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    This role reports directly into the Principle Engineer (Systems). The purpose of the role is to provide Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) and Availability Reliability Maintainability (ARM) support to MacTaggart Scott Equipment. This role would suit an...

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  • Bids and Proposals Manager

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    This role reports directly into the Commercial Director. The purpose of the role is to lead the Bids and Proposals team within the Company and to pro-actively manage and co-ordinate all Estimating and Bidding activities around enquiries received, which...

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  • Subcontract Buyer

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    This role reports directly into the Head of Project Management. The purpose of the role is to manage specific subcontract contracts through the life cycle of the company’s projects, from the bid and proposal stage through to the subcontractor delivery...

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  • Project Coordinator

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    This role reports directly into the Head of Project Management. The purpose of the role is to assist our team of Project Managers with the management of major projects and to manage smaller, lower risk projects. Duties will include: Liaising with various...

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  • Senior Contract and Commercial Officer

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    Due to Company growth, MacTaggart Scott is looking to recruit a Senior Contract and Commercial Officer to work in our Commercial Department. Role: This role reports directly into the Contract and Commercial Manager. The purpose of the role is to provide...

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  • Electrical Service Technician

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    The purpose of the role is to carry out a range of electrical and control tasks for all MacTaggart Scott equipment and occasionally on equipment manufactured by others. Tasks range from installation and commissioning to in-service support and fault finding....

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  • Maintenance Technician

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    The post holder will report directly to the Maintenance Manager and will primarily be responsible for planning and organising maintenance tasks to ensure all company facilities are in good working order. This includes maintaining equipment to the highest...

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  • Contract and Commercial Officer

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    MacTaggart Scott is looking to recruit a Contract and Commercial Officer to work in our Commercial Department. The Commercial function is responsible for the contractual and commercial management of these customer relationships. Role: This role reports...

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  • Research and Development Engineer

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    MacTaggart Scott is looking to recruit a Research and Development (R&D) Engineer to work in our R&D Department. Role: This role reports directly into the Development Manager. The purpose of the role is to improve and develop company products,...

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  • Research Associate

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    Overview: A research leadership position is available in partnership between MacTaggart Scott and Heriot-Watt University for a 30 month full-time Research Associate position. Although employed by the university the Research Associate will be based primarily...

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  • Summer Placements

    Type:
    Fixed Term
    Location:
    UK

    Summer Placements are run each year offering enthusiastic students the opportunity to experience work and life at MacTaggart Scott. We offer a range of placements across most departments. Successful applicants can expect to gain a valuable insight into...

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  • CNC Machine Operator

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    We currently have permanent opportunities for time served, experienced CNC machine operators and Horizontal Boring Mill operators to join our production team. We are looking for candidates who have experience of reading engineering/technical drawings...

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  • Business Development Manager

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    MacTaggart Scott is aiming to recruit a Business Development Manager to work in the Sales and Marketing Department. Role: This role reports directly into the Head of Business Development. The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying new...

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  • Design Engineer - MacScott Bond

    Type:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    Competitive
    Location:
    UK

    MacScott Bond Ltd. (part of the MacTaggart Scott Group) was formed in 1975 to build on the hard won reputation and expertise of MacTaggart Scott in fluid power applications in the marine defence sector, but to operate principally in other market sectors....

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  • Procurement Officer

    Type:
    Permanet
    Location:
    UK

    MacTaggart Scott is aiming to recruit a Procurement Officer to work in the Purchasing Department. Role: In the role of Procurement Officer, you will assist in the development and management of a supply chain that delivers components, goods, services and...

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  • Project Manager

    Type:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    Competitive
    Location:
    UK

    This role reports directly into the Head of Project Management. The purpose of the role is to provide Project Management for new and ongoing contracts within the Department. Duties will include: Ensuring that project(s) are progressing in accordance...

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  • Business Planning Trainee

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    MacTaggart Scott is looking to recruit a Business Planning Trainee to be trained and developed as a part of the Business Planning team. Role: This role reports directly into the Business Planning Manager. The purpose of the role is to provide input to...

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  • Maintenance Engineer

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    The post holder will report directly to the Maintenance Manager and will provide an efficient and cost effective support service to all departments, carrying out routine repairs to production plant, buildings and equipment ensuring they all remain in...

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