Published: Aug 14, 2018
Heritage Preservation based in Plympton, Plymouth is looking for a hardworking and reliable apprentice to join their professional team to work on both domestic and commercial sites in and around the Devon and Cornwall area.
The Apprentice’s Role
As an apprentice you will be working in a very supportive close team. You will need to be able to understand instructions quickly and precisely and work to deadlines on all tasks. You will need to be physically strong in order to meet the demands of the role.
Your job will include working with large heavy materials and cutting them to certain specific shapes to design plans. You will learn how to make stud wall fixings, stairwells and fitted furniture. You will work with a variety of tools and equipment within this role including saws, power tools, hammers and shaping equipment. You will be shown how to use all specialised tools and equipment correctly and safely, having a focused approach at all times.
You will need to be able to work well within an experienced team, and work closely with other skilled tradesman, where you may have the opportunity to learn additional skills and gain further knowledge. You will be supervised by a qualified member of staff and as part of your duties you must follow Health and Safety procedures in the workplace at all times. You must wear the correct personal protection equipment whilst on site, and will be required to make sure that all tools and equipment used are put away correctly at the end of each day.
Working Hours: The working hours will be Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm.
Wages: £156.00 per week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.
Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.
Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01752 332442.
Operative across Devon and Cornwall, Heritage Preservation offer building preservation services. From damp proofing through to cavity wall tie replacement, their work comes with a guarantee. They have 25 years experience in the industry, making them the team you can trust.
After successfully completing a Level 2 qualification in Carpentry and Joinery there maybe the opportunity for the right candidate progress onto an advanced Level 3 apprenticeship should you demonstrate the right skills and qualities.
The ideal candidate should be eager and keen to succeed within the construction industry. They should be able to cope with the physical demands of the role and to work well in a small friendly team. You will need to be hardworking, reliable, keen and friendly, you must be able to work in a team and have good communication skills in order to work with colleagues and speak to clients. You must possess excellent time keeping skills and be precise with your work.
You will need good hand eye coordination skills with an eye for detail and have a focused approach on all the work that you carry out.
The successful candidate will need to posses the motivation to work hard and to achieve a high standard of workmanship. You will need to be confident and outgoing as well enthusiastic about the Construction Industry. Good timekeeping and attendance is required both with the employer and when attending the Skills Group training centre. You must have a good level of stamina and fitness for this role as it can be challenging and demanding.
GCSE English and Maths at C or above would desirable however not essential.
The Apprenticeship in Wood Occupations consists of:
◾Level 2 NVQ Wood Occupations
◾Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry
◾Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
◾Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test
◾Emergency First Aid
◾Certified Health and Safety Course
◾Internet Safety / Safeguarding
As part of the apprenticeship programme, attendance is required at our Skills Group training centre for one day per week. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site by the employer. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training.
Whilst at the Skills Group training centre, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, whilst the rest will be practical. Learning additional skills will benefit you on returning to the employer.
As an additional qualification you will also achieve your Emergency First Aid and certified Health and Safety Certificates, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.
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