Community Housing

Reference Number: VAC1000166696
Grade of Post: Level 3
Hours: 37.5
Closing Date: 25/06/2023

Community Housing are currently looking to recruit a passionate individual to join them as an Electrical Apprentice. If you like to get stuck in with tasks and would describe yourself as enthusiastic and hardworking, with a keen interest in learning more about the electrical trade, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Duties will include installation and maintenance of public lighting, plus much more.

What will the apprentice be doing?

Community Housing’s apprenticeship programme is a great path to choose, allowing you to earn whilst you learn, get a foot in the door of a successful career, work alongside and learn from skilled individuals in their trade, all whilst helping you to develop a great set of skills and knowledge.

Daily duties will include:

  • Installation and maintenance of smoke detectors
  • Installation and maintenance of public lighting
  • Installation and repair to domestic electrical circuits
  • Earth bonding to properties
  • Replacement of immersion heaters
  • Installation/maintenance of electric fires and storage heaters
  • Installation/maintenance of electrical cookers
  • Replacement of fluorescent tubes and bulbs
  • Installation of window and wall mounted extractor fans
  • Electrical safety check of domestic properties including the completion of test certificates
  • Some of the work would be carried out with the use of ladders/steps ladders/tower scaffolds
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Use of power tools, i.e., drills, angle grinders, cutters, etc.
  • Excavation of trenches and laying new power cables
  • To organise materials and plant in order to carry out repairs in an efficient manner
  • To attend training courses and ‘Tool Box Talk’ training as may be required
  • To complete necessary paperwork required for each job including works tickets and weekly time sheet
  • To promote equality of opportunity and recognition of diversity in all aspects of work
  • To promote Community Housing’s core values and ethos
  • To foster constructive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and partner organisations
  • To participate in the continuous improvement of service delivery
  • To work within Policy and Procedure, Standing Orders and Financial Regulations
  • To understand the importance of data protection laws and protocols within every role and to abide by these at all times
  • To act responsibly and be ‘risk and safety aware’ and co-operate in the identification and minimisation of risks and to ensure you are familiar with significant local hazards and know and use safe systems of work

The post holder will initially be based at depots in Kidderminster, although the post holder will be required to commence and finish the working day at any site operated by Community Housing.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • One day a week studying at Kidderminster College
  • Level 3 Installation Electrician & Maintenance Electrician

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There may be a full-time position for the right applicant upon completion of your apprenticeship.

Annual wage – £11,355.27. Wage may be higher as is dependant on age.

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