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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 is because with your talents and your skill we will 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.

Two types of Apprenticeship are available:

Modern Production Apprenticeship

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.

We have a variety of apprenticeships available each year, typically:

  • Production Electrical/Maintenance
  • Machinist
  • Welding/Fabrication
  • Fitter/Test Fitter
  • Painter
  • Maintenance - electrical or mechanical

 Go to Modern Production Apprenticeship Applications Page for further information

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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 or Masters degree in Engineering, Design and Manufacturing or other relevant subject.

We have a variety of graduate apprenticeships roles available each year, typically (depending on the requirements of the Business at the time):

  • Procurement Business Trainee
  • Bids & Commercial Trainee
  • Business Engineering Trainee
  • Quality Engineering Trainee
  • Sales, Marketing, Business Development Trainee

Go to Graduate Apprenticeship Applications Page for further information

 

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  • Machinist

    Location:
    UK

    Role:  This role reports directly to the Production Supervisor. The purpose of the role is to produce machine parts by operating a manual machine or programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine. You can expect...

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  • Senior Bid Co-ordinator

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    Overview: MacTaggart Scott are looking to recruit a Senior Bid Co-ordinator to work in our Bids and Proposals Department. Role: This role reports directly into the Head of Bids & Proposals. The purpose of the role is to manage the progression of major...

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  • Bid Manager

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    Overview: MacTaggart Scott are looking to recruit a Deputy Head of Bids & Proposals to work in our Bids and Proposals Department.  Role: This role reports directly into the Head of Bids & Proposals. The Deputy Head of Bids & Proposals...

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  • Project Coordinator

    Location:
    UK

    Overview: MacTaggart Scott are looking to recruit a Project Coordinator to work in our Projects Department.   Role: This role reports directly into the Head of Project Management. The purpose of the role is to assist our team of Project Managers...

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  • Hydraulic Design Engineer

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    Role: To design hydraulic equipment, specify components with supporting calculations, create drawings and produce technical documentation. The Design Engineer will be moderately supervised and mentored by the Principal Hydraulic Engineer and Hydraulic...

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  • Supplier Quality Engineer

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    This role reports directly into the Quality Manager. The purpose of the role is to support the Quality Manager, Assistant Quality Manager and Supplier Quality Engineer to deliver the appropriate level of supplier quality.  Duties will include: Visiting...

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  • Facilities Labourer

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

     MacTaggart Scott are looking to recruit a labourer within our Facilities Department. Role: The purpose of this role is to work in our Facilities Department providing labouring support to the production and facilities departments to ensure smooth...

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  • Paint Supervisor

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    This role reports directly into the Production Assembly Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for paint application, inspection, recruitment, training, and performance management of staff to ensure levels of competency and skill. Duties...

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  • Production Fitter

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    Overview: MacTaggart Scott are looking to recruit a Production Fitter to work in our Assembly Department. Due to an increase in workload, we are expanding our assembly team and require experienced fitters/mechanical engineers to achieve customer deadlines. Role: This...

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  • Supply Chain Manager (Central Procurement)

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    MacTaggart Scott are looking to recruit a Supply Chain Manager (Central Procurement) who would report to the Deputy Head of Supply Chain.    Role: MacTaggart Scott is seeking experienced and driven Senior Project Buyers / Supply Chain Managers...

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  • Maintenance Electrician

    Location:
    UK

    This role reports directly into the Maintenance Technician. The purpose of the role is to provide an efficient and cost-effective support service to all departments and company facilities, carrying out routine repairs to production plant, buildings and...

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  • Control Panel Design Engineer

    Location:
    UK

    This role reports directly into the Electrical and Controls Principal Engineer. The purpose of the role is to be responsible for designing electrical control panels/systems that will be manufactured and tested in-house.  This is an ideal opportunity...

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  • Project Engineer (Lead Design Engineer)

    Location:
    UK

    MacTaggart Scott are looking to recruit a Project Engineer to work in our Engineering Department.   Role: The Project Engineer will provide the technical lead for projects. The Project Engineer will manage activities to ensure that design solutions...

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  • Electrical and Control Design Engineer

    Location:
    UK

    MacTaggart Scott are looking to recruit an Electrical and Control Design Engineer to work in our Design Department. Role: This role reports into the Principle Electrical Engineer. The purpose of the role is to design electrical control systems, specify...

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  • Supply Chain Manager (Pre-Contract Support)

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    Overview: MacTaggart Scott are looking to recruit a Supply Chain Manager (Pre-Contract Support) who would report to the Deputy Head of Supply Chain.   Role: The Procurement and Supply Chain function at MTS is undergoing a transformation to ensure...

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  • Receptionist

    Salary:
    £11.66
    Location:
    UK

    Overview: MacTaggart Scott are looking to recruit a Receptionist (switchboard operator)/Administrator.     Role: In the role of Receptionist/Administrator you will provide an important first point of contact for the Company, meeting and...

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  • Test Fitter

    Location:
    UK

    Role: This role reports directly into the Test Supervisor. The purpose of the role is to test a variety of products to a specified test sheet. Testing methods include; Hydraulic pressure testing, external water testing, load testing, back to back testing...

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  • Bid Co-ordinator

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    Overview: MacTaggart Scott are looking to recruit a Bid Co-ordinator to work in our Bids and Proposals Department. Role: This role reports directly into the Head of Bids & Proposals. The purpose of the role is to be responsible for the co-ordination...

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