Fenestration Installation Apprentice
Published: Sep 06, 2018
Interseal, based in Plympton are looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual to join their team as a Fenestration Installation apprentice.
The Apprentice’s Role
The successful applicant will be working in teams of two or more people. They will be making sure that the new windows fit the space available, enlarging or reducing the space if necessary. If existing windows have to be removed, they take them out using hand and power tools.
They will be using a variety of different tools which they will guide and assist you in learning. You may also be:
You will be working indoors and outdoors in most weather conditions. There may be some seasonal variation in the work and most firms are busiest in the warmer, drier summer months. The work can involve working at heights, using ladders and scaffolding, and some heavy lifting so please bare this in mind when applying for the position.
Interseal pride themselves in always ensuring that the work spaces and customer properties are kept a clean, tidy and a safe work environment at all times so you will expected to help to keep this high standard.
Working Hours: You will be working 40 hours per week, 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 email@example.com or call us on 01752 332442.
Interseal are expert door and window fitters in the South West. Their goal is to be the South West’s first choice for window fittings and door installations. They offer a wide range of high-quality products, from conservatories and sliding doors, to roof line products and energy efficient windows. They focus on delivering the highest standards of customer service alongside long-lasting products to suit all needs and budgets.
Interseal give customers the opportunity to flesh out their ideas and bring their vision to life. The expert team will take the time to walk the customer through their options so that they can make an informed and confident decision. Interseal work with both domestic and commercial clients throughout the Plymouth region.
Whilst you will initially be working towards a Level 3 qualification, there will be an opportunity for an apprentice with the right skills, ability and attitude to progress onto a full time role within the company.
The successful candidate must be able to work within a team and get on with people of all ages. They must be polite and friendly with the ability to communicate with others whether it be customers or colleagues.
They will be honest and trustworthy, as they will deal with members of the public in their own homes. They must also have good time keeping and communication skills. Being polite and courteous to all customers and members of staff is also crucial at all times
GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths above a C is desirable but a positive attitude and good work ethic is essential.
The Apprenticeship in Fenestration Installation consists of:
Most aspects of your training will be delivered on-site with the employer, and you will have regular site visits every six to eight weeks from your designated assessor, who will monitor your progress throughout your apprenticeship programme.
Skills Group will also support you to achieve Emergency First Aid and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.
You will also be supported by Skills Group to complete your CSCS online test, to achieve your CSCS Card which enables you to carry out site work, if required.
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