Shetland Heat Energy and Power
t: 01595 745151

Young Persons Guarantee Fund Placement

We are looking to employ an engineering assistant for a six month placement under the young person’s guarantee fund.  We supply low emission, affordable heat and hot water through a pipe network of 45 km to 1200 customers including hospitals, care homes, schools and the leisure centre. We also supply around 850 domestic customers in the community.

If you have an interest in low carbon energy or engineering in general you will get a wide exposure and introduction to various engineering disciplines in a fast paced, service orientated environment.  Engineering qualifications gained through college or university would be a benefit but if you have an interest and can demonstrate you have the aptitude and enthusiasm we can consider all applications. You must hold a full clean driving licence as use of the company van will be required.

This is a 37.5 hour a week post with some opportunity for overtime. Pay will be negotiable.  As this position is covered by the young persons guarantee fund only applicants between the age of 16 and 24 will be considered.


If you are interested please send us at least a one full page A4 covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the position. Also include a CV or a detailed list of your educational qualifications and employment history.
SHEAP will provide a stimulating and valuable introduction to the world of engineering and domestic energy production and supply.
To qualify for the scheme you must meet one of the following criteria;
• Unemployed (excluding those in full time education); 
• About to leave school without a positive destination; 
• School leavers without a positive destination;
• In low paid employment; 
• At risk of redundancy; 
• At risk of losing an apprenticeship; 
• Leaving or have left training, volunteering, college or university without a positive destination; 
• Low–skilled; 
• Without qualifications at SCQF 5 or above; or 
• Underemployed.


Please email your application to derek.leask@shetland.gov.uk

Posted 8 April 2021