Fenestration Installation Apprentice
Published: Jul 28, 2020
SoutHern Design Windows & Doors are looking for an enthusiastic Fenestration Installation Apprentice.
The Apprentices Role
The successful applicant will be working in teams of two or more people. You 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, you be use hand and power tools to remove the windows.
You will be using a variety of different tools, you may also be fitting conservatories and replacing doors and weatherboarding.
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.
The company are looking for someone to gain the skills required to deliver a product of the highest quality in keeping with the company’s service and products.
For this apprenticeship route everything will be taught at the workplace, and no college attendance is required.
Working Hours: The working hours will be 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm. Some flexibility will be required due to the nature of the job.
Wages: £166.00 per week, based on 40 hour 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.
At SoutHern Design we care about the service and installation of each and every job we do.
This starts with the survey. Our surveyors are experienced in window fitting, which means each job is surveyed to offer the best job efficiency and attention to detail resulting in a top quality and professional service, fitted to the highest of standards.
Installation and finishing standards are extremely important to us. To achieve this we only employ the very best experienced and well trained staff. Once completed, all of our work is checked by the lead fitters.
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.
You will need to have a strong work ethic, enjoy working in a team and have a strong willingness to achieve a nationally recognised qualification. Attention to detail and a strong awareness of Health and Safety are a must.
The successful candidate needs to be polite, reliable and hardworking, confident and a strong team player.
No previous qualifications are required for the role, but a sound grasp of Maths is important as you work to plans from surveys at all times with the job.
The Apprenticeship in Fenestration consists of:
Level 2 Fenestration Installer Standard
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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