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OPA - THE OIL AND PIPELINE AGENCY

Apprentice Depot Operator
(Location: Loch Striven)
The organisation: The Oil and Pipelines Agency is a Public Corporation formed by the Oil and
Pipelines Act 1985. Our current primary purpose is to manage, operate and maintain 6 Naval Oil Fuel
Depots and 1 Petroleum Storage Depot for the Secretary of State for Defence.
The sites are spread across the UK, with 4 in Scotland, 2 on the south coast of England and our
Petroleum Storage Depot is located in Cheshire. We have around 150 employees.
The role: A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an apprentice Depot Operator to join the
OPA team at our Loch Striven Oil Fuel Depot, Toward by Dunoon, Argyll & Bute in Scotland.
The successful candidate will be enrolled on a brand new, two-year Bulk Liquid Terminal Apprenticeship
programme.
The Bulk Liquid Terminal Apprenticeship Program has been designed to develop your expertise across
a breadth of operational and technical areas of the business. Your plant based training program is
supported by a nationally recognised apprentice standard (Level 3 Diploma Qualification for a Bulk
Storage Operator Technician). We support the apprentice standard with all the relevant technical
certificates to enable our apprentices to develop their skills in all aspects of Terminal Operations. You
will not only gain valuable skills and knowledge around Terminal Operations, but you will also learn all
aspects about working within a COMAH Bulk Liquid Operational Site.
In the area of Process Safety you will gain valuable insights into all aspects of Process Safety study
techniques, COMAH requirements, Human Factors and Functional Safety. We provide a positive
environment together with a strong safety and team working culture. The programme is delivered in
conjunction with Reynolds Training Services and HETA (Humberside Engineering Training Association).
The first year (approximately 30 weeks) will be based at the Depot and HCF Catch Training Facility
in Immingham. The first year will be structured around a term time framework with the successful
candidate required to attend the HCF Catch Training Facility over a number of weeks.
The second year is primarily based at the OFD Loch Striven under a mentorship programme with the
successful candidate spending allocated weeks during each month back at the Catch Training Facility
in Immingham.
Our Bulk Liquid Terminal Apprenticeship Program will ensure a well-rounded exposure to all areas
of Depot Operations and we will provide you with the opportunity to make a genuine impact in a
company with a pioneering spirit.
Responsibilities:
Here are some of the tasks that the successful candidates will be doing:
• Routine operation of fuel storage plant and equipment, including cleaning, painting and lubricating.
• Routine operation of pumping systems.
• System configuration.
• Operation of Oil Water separators.
• Operate as part of the team for the receipt/ issue of Petroleum Products to authorised customers.
• Rigging and assist with testing of fuelling hoses.
• Slinging operations.
• Manual tank dipping.
• Product sampling.
• Fuel measurement before, during and after issues, receipts and returns.
• Operation of a range of machinery and pumps used in the storage and fuelling operations.
The candidate: We are looking for Candidates who are hardworking, reliable, trustworthy and
keen to learn and develop themselves within the Bulk Liquid Storage Industry. You need to be able to
demonstrate good communication and problem solving skills and that you are able to work as part of
a team. You must have minimum qualifications of National 4/Intermediate1/Credit Standard Grade in
Maths, English and a Science.
Remuneration: The starting salary is £11,495 per year (dependant of age raising to £19,625 in the
final year of the apprenticeship). The hours are 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00am to
1.00pm on Friday (37 hours per week). Once you are fully trained, qualified and have gained sufficient
experience, your salary will increase through the organisations pay grades and spines structure.
Progression: Whilst this vacancy is for an Apprentice Depot Operator at our Loch Striven Depot, we
offer opportunities for individuals to develop their careers across other aspects of the OPA business
(Operation Managers, Depot Manager, Fuel Supervisors, Mechanical Technician, Process Safety
Engineer etc).
How to apply: Please visit our Job Page at https://www.cloudonlinerecruitment.co.uk/oilandpipelines/VacancyDetails.aspx?FromSearch=True&MenuID=6Dqy3cKIDOg=&VacancyID=35
Where you can apply directly by uploading your cv and covering letter. Please note applications will
only be accepted that are submitted via our Job Page.
Closing date: 1 March 2020
Interviews to be held: End of March 2020
Possible start date: June 2020

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INVERARAY CASTLE
SEASONAL STAFF – 1st April – 31st October
GUIDES/TEAROOM ASSISTANT
Inveraray Castle is now recruiting seasonal staff for 2020, and
we’re pleased to announce we will be hosting a recruitment open
day on Thursday 6th February – 11.30-13.30 and 14.30-16.30.
If you have a passion for delivering the highest quality customer
service we can offer both full-time and part-time positions as
either a Castle Tour Guide or Tearoom Assistant –
1st April-31st October.
Guide positions - an interest in Scottish History and one or more
foreign languages are desirable but not essential.
If you would like to attend the open day, or are interested in
applying for a position at Inveraray Castle, please e-mail our
Castle Manager, Jane Young - manager@inveraray-castle.com
with an up to-date CV and covering letter highlighting your
relevant experience.
Closing Date for applications 10th February 2020

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KILMUN YOUNGER HALL
FLEA MARKET
Saturday 25th January
Stallholders entry 12 noon
PUBLIC ENTRY 1pm
Please call Rosemary (07775 666711)
CONFIRMATION IS REQUIRED ENTRANCE FEE 50p

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THE LORNE

Apologies The Lorne will be
closed on Friday 17th from
3pm due to staff night out.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Jill

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DRIMSYNIE CONSTRUCTION - LOCHGOILHEAD

MOTOR MECHANIC – Lochgoilhead
Opportunity for a Motor Mechanic with the ability to
prepare small vans and cars to MOT standard.
Good knowledge of small plant and machinery is
highly desirable.
Full, clean driving licence essential.
Apply to hr@drimsynie.co.uk or call 01301 705657

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ROBB RESIDENTIAL

Robb Residential is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our
expanding team of local viewing agents. You must be friendly, have  exible
availability and have access to your own vehicle.
If you wish to be considered as a local representative that will be available
to carry out viewing requests on behalf of our sales team, then please
contact us on 0141 225 3880 or email sales@robbresidential.com for
further information.
We look forward to hearing from you!

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KIRN GALA
AGM
MONDAY 27th JANUARY
7pm
KIRN AND SANDBANK
CHURCH HALL

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Argyll and Bute Council
PLANNING
These applications listed below may be inspected between 09:00-12.30
–13.30-16:00 hrs Monday to Friday at Milton House Milton Avenue Dunoon
PA23 7DU, your Local Customer Service Point and by logging on to the Council’s
website at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk.
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT
PROCEDURE (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2013 REGULATION 20(1)
ADVERT STATEMENT
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997 (AS
AMENDED), RELATED PLANNING (LISTED BUILDINGS AND
CONSERVATION AREAS) (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997
Ref. No. Proposal Site Address
19/02633/PP Demolition of existing hotel, erection
of dwellinghouse and detached garage
and associated works
The Chalet Hotel,
Tighnabruaich, Argyll And
Bute, PA21 2EJ
Written comments can be made to the above address or submitted online http://
www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/find-and-comment-planningapplications
within 21 days of this advert. Please quote the reference number in
any correspondence. Any letter of representation the Council receives is considered
a public document and will be published on our website. Anonymous or marked
confidential correspondence will not be considered. A weekly list of all applications
can be viewed at all Area Offices, Council Libraries and on the
Councils website.
To find out more about living and working in Argyll & Bute visit
us at:
www.argyll-bute.gov.uk
Comhairle Earra – Ghàidheal agus Bhòid

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INVERARAY CASTLE
SEASONAL STAFF REQUIRED
(MARCH - MID NOVEMBER)
TEAROOM MANAGER/INVERARAY CASTLE
TEAROOM
We are looking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic and
extremely organised Tearoom/Café Manager.
Our ideal candidate should have at least three years’ experience in
a similar environment.
They must be able to manage a small team and have excellent
communication and customer service skills.
Competitive salary for the right candidate.
Position: Seasonal - five days out of seven.
March - Middle of November.
Please send your current CV to: Mrs J Young, Castle Manager,
Inveraray Castle, Inveraray PA32 8XF.
E-mail: manager@inveraray-castle.com
Closing Date for applications 10th February 2020

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FYNE HOMES

NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
“KYLES COURT,” TIGHNABRUAICH
PUBLIC MEETING
Tuesday 21st January 2020 - 6:30pm
AT KAMES VILLAGE HALL
Fyne Homes will be holding a public meeting in Kames
Village Hall on January 21st, 2020 at 6:30pm.
The meeting will be hosted by staff members of Fyne
Homes, who will discuss the Housing Allocation Policy
and also discuss the implementation of a Local Letting
Initiative (LLI).
The LLI is when the local community, in conjunction
with Fyne Homes, have a say in any criteria which will
allow applicants with a local connection to be awarded
additional points. When the LLI is created, these
applicants will be offered properties as a priority.
Neither the local authority nor community council are
involved in the decision making in respect of a LLI.
Fyne Homes hope as many of the local community can
attend and welcome their views and look forward to
working with and supporting the local community.

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LORNE BAR
BURNS SUPPER
FRIDAY 31st JANUARY
7pm
Anyone wishing to attend
contact us at The Lorne or
Tel. (01369) 701777

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Blairmore and
Strone Golf Club
S&D OPEN
£100 TOP PRIZE
Saturday 4th May
COT HOUSE SERVICES OPEN
Saturday 18th May
both registration 9.45am
Ladies and Gents, visitors welcome

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