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Jobs at Aberdeenshire Council
A Career Working Outdoors
Does outdoor physical work interest you?
If Yes, Aberdeenshire has a wide range of positions to offer both school leavers and those with experience. We are responsible for providing a wide range of services to the public and we need you to help us provide those services.
•Skilled Landscape Operative Female Gardener
•Landfill Site Operative
•Litter Patrol Operative
Duties usually involve the following:
•Use of equipment and tools
•Driving people or supplies
•Operating Council vehicles
•Day-to-day supervision of others
•Organisation squad work
•Operating heavy plant
•Road and winter maintenance
What qualifications and experience do you need?
Most of our outdoor working opportunities require little or no qualifications or experience with the exception of a driving licence. We will offer you in-house training on basic and technical skills needed to carry out certain jobs. There will be opportunity to refresh this training, allowing you to build on your skills and knowledge, and gain new skills. Certificates and skills vary from job to job and may include:
•Chain Saw Operator Certificate
•Kerb Saw Operator Certificate
•Health & Safety Site Certificates
•LGV Driver Licence
•Certificate for Handling and Spraying Pesticides
•Fork Lift Certificate
•SVQ 2/3 in Horticulture
Benefits for choosing a career in outdoor working
As well as the benefits of working in an active outdoor environment there can be opportunities for additional work, e.g. in periods of bad weather when workers need to be deployed outwith normal hours. This type of work is paid at enhanced rates.