Apprentice Plumber

  • Full Time
  • Guildford
  • £6.60 per hour USD / Year

Website Ian Williams

Looking after Homes and Buildings

Are you looking to start a career in Plumbing?  Want to earn whilst you learn?  Ian Williams is one of the UK’s leading property services companies and our award-winning apprenticeship scheme could help you realise your ambitions. 

What does an apprenticeship at Ian Williams involve? 

Being an Apprentice at Ian Williams, gives you the opportunity to be “hands on” and learn on the job. You will combine a combination of college and practical learning to study your chosen trade.  You will get the opportunity to put your new skills into practice, while supported by the expert guidance of our experienced tradespeople – your own mentor.   

What will I be doing? 

The specific type of work will vary contract to contract, most contracts will be based in social housing. The types of tasks we cover include: 

Learning about a range of systems 
Bathroom Installs 
Hot and cold Water systems 
Emergency repairs  
Domestic and commercial sites (although primarily domestic) 
Develop a neat and methodical approach to your work 
As well as this, you will: 

Attend college to understand “the how and the why” of your chosen trade (usually 1 day a week)  
Build a fantastic portfolio of evidence to go towards your End Point Assessment  
Be a valued member of the team and contribute to the overall success  
What will I need to apply? 

You don’t need to have had prior experience, all we ask for is; 

A genuine passion for Plumbing and hands-on practical work 
A positive attitude with a willingness to stick with it and problem solve logically 
Commitment to building your career at Ian Williams – we are as committed to you as you are to us  
Strong organisational skills (to successfully juggle college and work) 
GCSE (or equivalent) grade 4 (C) or above in Maths and English 
DT or construction based qualification would be beneficial but is not essential 
Although a drivers licence isn’t an immediate requirement, if you don’t have one it is expected that when you are of age you will begin to work towards this. It will be your responsibility to get to site or an agreed pick up location. 

How do I apply? 

Complete our application form online (at https://careers.ianwilliams.co.uk/)  by Friday 31st May  

We will be holding interviews 8th – 26th July  

Proposed start August 2024  

We will only be asking you to answer 3 questions and we don’t need your CV, so spend some time crafting your answers based on the skills we have outlined above.  

We reserve the right to shortlist prior to the closing date based on application volumes 

Tell me more about Ian Williams 

With expertise in the social housing, education and commercial sectors, we are a business with a solid track record and offices based across the UK. Ian Williams is a leader in its field and at the forefront of delivering innovative planned and responsive services to the built environment. 

Our national responsive repairs and maintenance team undertakes 300,000 visits a year, responding to faults in homes and workplaces, such as leaks, heating, security and window and door problems. 

We owe our success to our people and firmly believe that our success will only be maintained if we continue to offer you a great place to work and provide you with the opportunity to develop your career and fulfil your potential.  We are proud to have been awarded We Invest in People Gold accreditation. 

What are the benefits of working at Ian Williams? 

Competitive rates of pay  – from 2nd year NMW/NLW applies  
22 days’ holiday per year plus bank holidays 
All Personal Protective Equipment and Uniform provided 
Pension contributions and Life insurance  
Travel allowance 
EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) to support your Health & Wellbeing 
Enhanced Maternity/Paternity pay 
Ian Williams is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is more than a commitment at Ian Williams—it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and all other characteristics that make us different.  

The successful applicant will be required to complete a criminal records check.  As an organisation assessing applicants’ suitability for positions which are included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order using criminal record checks processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), we comply fully with the code of practice and undertake to treat all applicants for positions fairly. 

Ian Williams Ltd will use applicants’ details for recruitment purposes only. For more information, please read our Candidate Privacy Notice located at our website. 

To apply for this job please visit careers.ianwilliams.co.uk.

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