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About The Role

Do you enjoy doing DIY around the house? Are you looking for a career change in a growing and forward thinking organisation? If so, we really want to hear from you.

We have several exciting opportunities available for you to learn all the skills required to become a qualified trades person, within our talented Property Services team. You many have an interest in gas, plumbing, carpentry, or kitchen and bathroom fitting. Perhaps you want to work in the Renewable Technology field - in which case you will need to hold a plumbing and heating qualification - we can offer you this opportunity as well (although there will be a wait for this if you don't already have a Plumbing and Heating qualification due to course start dates). Depending on the core trade you wish to specialise in, you could commence your apprenticeship as soon as January 2022. In short, if you would like to retrain, please get in contact with us and we will see how we can support you.

You will be buddied up with various Mentors, who have a wealth of experience in a multitude of core trades. On a day to day basis, you will learn how to carry out regular maintenance jobs in our customer's homes, while working across several teams and locations. This could be installing a kitchen or bathroom, repairing a boiler, plastering a wall or fitting railings. No two days will be the same.

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about doing a good job, delivering world class customer service and who are willing to continually learn. Our Apprenticeship programme is a great way to start your career in a trade, learn on the job and gain a qualification and the great news is that you can be any age to undertake an apprenticeship - therefore we welcome applications from any age (16 - 65).

We are also able to offer part time and flexible working. The apprenticeships will be initially on a fixed term basis whilst you complete your qualifications - the length of which will depend on the apprenticeship you undertake.

Our training provider for the learning element of the Multi Trade apprenticeships have confirmed they will be providing the training in block release format, 5 days at a time and 7 times over the course of the apprenticeship - we will, of course, ensure you have accommodation for these blocks depending on where you live - the training provider is based in Paignton, Devon.

You will need to travel to meet your mentor each day - either to a LiveWest office or at a pre-agreed meeting point therefore you will need to be able to get yourself there.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups, and expect all colleagues to share this commitment. Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory basic check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

About The Candidate

To be considered for a trade apprenticeship opportunity, you will:

  • Have exceptional customer service skills
  • Be positive with a can-do attitude
  • Be hard working and committed
  • Have an appetite to learn and progress
  • Be a team player, but happy to work on your own initiative when needed
  • Have excellent communication skills and not be afraid to ask questions
  • Hold a Full UK driving licence (D)
  • Have GCSE pass grade 4/C (or equivalent) in Maths and English - or be prepared to undertake functional skills as part of your apprenticeship.

All criteria is to be considered as essential, unless indicated as desirable (D)

You may have experience or an interest in the following: Apprenticeship, DIY, Trainee, Plumber, Carpenter, Electrical, Gas, Response Repairs, Reactive Repairs, Renewable Technology, Operative, Maintenance, Engineer, Social Housing or Housing Association.

What we offer:

  • Uniform
  • Competitive salary
  • Defined Contribution pension scheme - employer contribution of 6% - 9%
  • Death in Service benefit (3 x salary)
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays with service related increase to your entitlement up to 30 days
  • Annual Leave purchase
  • Family Friendly policies
  • Health Cash Plan including dental and optical cover
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Health and Wellbeing programme which includes enhanced sick pay, monthly campaigns, training and yearly flu jabs
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Car Benefit scheme
  • Learning and Development including coaching and professional qualification support
  • Volunteering days
  • Discretionary Bonus scheme

    You can find out more about working for us and our reward and benefit package on our website.

    About The Company

    LiveWest provides over 38,000 homes to over 80,000 people throughout the South West from Gloucestershire to the Isles of Scilly. We have plans to build over 6,000 homes in the area over the next five years, developing new homes of all tenures including low-cost rent and sale, market rent and sale, and a range of supported housing and intermediate housing products, creating choice and flexibility.

    As well as developing new homes, we continue to invest in existing properties and communities. Through the stability of good housing, we place better living for better lives at the centre of our mission both today and for generations to come. At LiveWest we believe in a home for everyone.

    As an Inclusive Employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all colleagues. For further information about our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy, please click here .
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