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Current Vacancies

Please see vacancies below

We currently have the following vacancies:

Quarry Operative Apprenticeship

Asphalt Plant Operator

A vacancy exits withing our quarrying division for an asphalt plant operator.

Applicants should be willing to learn, able to work in a team environment, physically fit, have basic mechanical knowledge and computer skills.

The duties include:

  • Daily operation of an asphalt plant
  • daily maintenance of an asphalt plant
  • following quality control procedures.

The successful application will be given full training to cover all aspects of the role.

General Construction Operative Apprenticeship

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to undertake a trade apprenticeship in groundworks and ultimately gain an apprenticeship in the trade. The prospective candidate needs to be enthusiastic, punctual, able to take instructions and reliable. They must be able to cope with the physical side of the role which involves manual labour and working outdoors in all weathers. They need to have both communication and organisation skills whilst being able to work as part of a team or on their own.

Apprenticeship program is a total of 2 years full time employment, where successful candidates will also attend college in Glasgow and be awarded an SCQF level 5 in construction operations.

Course modules include:

  • Introduction to H&S, Risk Assessments.
  • Introduction to manual handling, acts & regulations, safety inspections.
  • Introduction to power tools, abrasive wheels, small plant maintenance.
  • Scale rules, graphical symbols and drawings, construction technology, communications, standards and tolerances.
  • Introduction to concrete, asphalt, shuttering, reinforcing, sub-base, kerbing, slab laying and material take offs.
  • Work area protection and safety/assessment.
  • Levelling and setting out, collimation to field, collimation to drainage.
  • Installing drainage, travellers profiles.

A general construction operative is one of the best jobs for someone looking to begin their career in construction. If you wish to apply, please send CV to or post to John Gunn & Sons Ltd. Swiney, Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6BT.

Civil Engineering Apprenticeship

Experienced Plant Fitter

A vacancy has arisen for an

Experienced Plant Fitter

The applicant would require to undertake repairs and servicing on all types of Construction Machinery as well as repairs, MOTs and servicing on HGV Lorries and trailers.

The candidate must have a full UK Driving Licence.

Please apply in writing including CV to the above address or by e-mail to