• 21/12/2023
  • News

Your Future Career in Lochaber!

Welcome to the 2024 Modern & Graduate Apprenticeship Programme & Inside the Factory Tour! Join us on Wednesday 6th March 2024, from between 17:30-19:30 for an exciting in-person event at Alvance British Aluminium and JAHAMA Highland Estates with refreshments available.

Apprenticeship applications open 5th February-31stMarch 2024.

Discover real work, debt-free qualifications, competitive salaries, and benefits as well as the full range of exciting and diverse careers available across Alvance British Aluminium & JAHAMA Highland Estates.

Meet other local employers, MOWI Scotland, BSW Timber & Ferguson Transport & Shipping, as well as connect with modern and graduate apprenticeship providers: Glasgow Caledonian University, Heriot-Watt University and UHI Inverness.

Apprenticeship disciplines to apply for include:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Business Management
  • Finance

Book your place here.

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.

Disciplines to apply for include:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Business Management
  • Finance
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 University, Heriot-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)
  • 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)
About us

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 opportunities across the disciplines of manufacturing, engineering, finance and business management, 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 candidates 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.

But don’t just take our word for it. Hear from our colleagues who have experienced the transformative power of apprenticeships and careers with Alvance British Aluminium.
Meet James Tangney

Meet Claire Neil, our former modern apprentice and now HSE Specialist

“An apprenticeship was something I never considered in school due to thinking it was not for someone like me, but there are so many options for apprenticeships for various careers, many you maybe haven’t considered for yourself. You will go through loads of changes figuring out what you want to do in life and for me an apprenticeship was a great way to start that journey.” Read more about Claire here.

Meet Justine Walker our former graduate apprentice and now Commercial Manager

“An apprenticeship is a great way to get a qualification alongside gaining valuable practical experience which employers look for. Apprenticeships lead to a better salary in the long run.” Read more about Justine here.

Meet Tom Baillie

“After leaving school and securing an apprenticeship at Alvance British Aluminium, I then spent four years training both at college and on-site finishing with an SVQ3 in Mechanical Maintenance and a HNC in Engineering Systems. I was then offered a job as a Mechanical Craftsman where I worked ‘on the tools’ for two years. During that time Alvance BA have supported me through a day release degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering which I achieved shortly after successfully applying for an internal job as a Project Engineer. After two years as a Project Engineer, I was offered a role as Lead Project Engineer.  I have now progressed to Lead Mechanical Engineer.”

Meet Peter Dodds

“I would highly recommend an apprenticeship; it is a great opportunity to learn through hands-on experience while learning the theory in a learning environment. Learning from people who already do the work is the best way to learn new skills and develop yourself.” Read more about Peter here.

For further information and how to apply, please contact: lochabercareers@alvancegroup.com


Latest News

View All