Harvella Builders Ltd

Harvella Builders Ltd

£192.40 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Level 2 Interior Systems Installer
Published: Jun 09, 2022
Ref: GL090622

Harvella Builders are looking to take on an Apprentice Plasterer to join their team in Plymouth, learning all aspects of the Interior Systems Apprenticeship and general building.

Apprentice’s Role

Harvella Builders, a well established, professional building company are looking to take on an Apprentice who will become proficient in both plastering and general building.

You will work under the direction and guidance of an experienced tradesperson carrying out tasks such as;

  • Preparing surfaces and mixing plaster
  • Internal plastering and external rendering
  • Drylining – Installation
  • General Building
  • Labouring

You will be working alongside other builders so will also pick up experience in other home improvement activities that are carried out.

Working Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday

Wages: £192.40 per week based on 40 hours a week (£4.81 per hour, National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage)

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Harvella Builders Ltd are a well-established, reputable building company working within all aspects of the building trade. A family run business, Harvella Builders undertake work in Devon & Cornwall area, delivering high end building work.

They are experienced in all trades and carry out many services such as Extensions, Plastering, Restoration & Refurbishment, Conversions, Bathroom and Kitchen Fitting, Painting and Decorating and Bricklaying. They have a wealth of knowledge and are looking to train a new Apprentice to learn all aspects of the building trade.

On completion of your Level 2 Apprenticeship with the company, an opportunity to apply for a full time post may be offered to the right candidate or support for further training.

Skills Required

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team working
  • Be able to use your own initiative

Personal Qualities

  • Hardworkng
  • Patience
  • Physical fitness

Prior Qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalent grades A-E (9-2) or equivalent is desired but not essential.

The Apprenticeship in Interior Systems includes:

  • Level 2 Interior Systems Installer Apprenticeship Standard
  • NVQ in Plastering

Attendance is required at our training centre for one day per week. Your training will consist of part knowledge and part theory, whilst the rest will be practical. During this time you will be shown the necessary hand skills required to use specialist tools, carry out duties such as plastering and skimming, rendering, dry lining work, floor screeding and fibrous moulds. Learning these skills will benefit you on returning to your employer.

You will also have the opportunity to complete additional qualifications in Emergency First Aid and certified Health and Safety, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

Skills Group will also support you to complete your online CSCS test, in order to apply for your CSCS Card. This will enable you to carry out site work with the employer when required.

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School