Modern & Graduate Apprenticeship Programme

Your Future Career in Lochaber

Our 2024 apprenticeship programme applications are now closed, please keep in touch with us through social media for more opportunities in 2025. You can read more about our 2024 recruitment drive here.

Alvance British Aluminium manufactures a critical product for human progress enabling the green transition that will benefit wider society and future generations. With over 200 staff, we provide expertise across aluminium manufacturing, hydropower, including land management projects through our sister company JAHAMA Highland Estates.

Our guiding values makes us unique in our approach to business, that is why we are looking for like minded people to drive this transition and be a ‘Change Maker’.

Our opportunities across the disciplines of manufacturing, engineering, business, estates, and many more, enables successful applicants to explore truly diverse career paths without limitations.

With nearly 100 years of experience in offering successful apprenticeship programmes, where over 20 per cent of our team have started started their career through an apprenticeship and have reached their full potential, including senior management level. Participants on our programme tell us the hands-on nature of this approach puts their interpersonal, professional, and technical skills in the fast lane for growth. Unlike other education paths that often burden individuals with debts, our apprenticeship programmes offers the chance to be independent and debt-free, allowing you to focus solely on your growth and development.

It is real work combined with encouragement, excellent salary and benefits with expert mentorship to help you map out your development, so you get the best from our programmes. If you have the commitment and desire to succeed, this is an opportunity to develop the technical and non-technical skills you need to take your career to new heights, surpassing even your own expectations.

About these opportunities

Real Work, Excellent Salary & Benefits with Real Outcomes on both our Modern & Graduate Programme. Our applications open on 5th February 2024 and close on 31st March 2024,

To apply for our four-year programme + six months to apply your trade, you will find yourself working on-site and alongside leading professionals in their field. With a structured professional development programme, you will participate in exciting projects and continue building your experience on our daily operations ‘ins and outs’ as well as getting the opportunity to attend either college or university, offering a hybrid approach to learning, which may include online studying, subject to course requirements. All associated learning costs, travel and accommodation are paid for.

On-Site & College / University Experience

Based on-site in Fort William, the Outdoor Capital of the UK, with hybrid learning through one of our college or university partners – Glasgow Caledonian UniversityHeriot-Watt University or UHI Inverness.



Modern Apprenticeship Programme Eligibility

To be eligible for the Modern Apprenticeship Programme, you must have:

  • Minimum of three National 5s (Maths, English, plus one other subject)
Graduate Apprenticeship Programme Eligibility

To be eligible for the Graduate Apprenticeship Programme, you must have:

  • Scottish Highers: BBCC to include Maths and English (minimum qualifications may vary for different roles and educational institute)
Benefits - If taking part on either of our modern or graduate apprenticeship programmes; associated learning costs, travel and accommodation are paid for.

The below benefits package is available for all staff including apprentices.

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days annual leave
  • 8 public holidays
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Company pension contribution from 4% up to 9%
  • AVIVA Life Assurance (six times the salary)
  • BHSF Cash Health Care Plan or AVIVA Private Medical Insurance plus Dental Scheme
  • Onsite Gym and access to a variety of Employee Wellness Initiatives
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Education Support Grant, £1000 for each child in university paid annually
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Reward and Recognition Programme
  • Employee Discounts – Inclusive Rewards (Salary sacrifice scheme, discounts, cashback)