Apprentice Steeplejack Stone Technical Services Ltd

Not surprisingly, the most important attribute for a steeplejack is no fear of heights. You'll be working out in all weathers, and you should be aware of safety issues - including the safety of those on the ground. You'll become competent in many activities, being taught a huge variety of skills during your training.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £162.00 - £282.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £5.60 an hour for 18 - 20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship(usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    40 Hours Per Week

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    10 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Like stonemasonry, this is a traditional job, but one that is in very high demand.  Many of the skills required in other professions are needed to be a steeplejack, it's just where you work that is the most unique.

As a steeplejack you could be repairing and renovating church spires, monuments and chimneys, as well as many other structures.  The work involved could include painting, welding or replacing glass - you'll just be doing it a very long way off the ground.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will need good practical skills with attention to detail.  

Personal qualities

Applicants need to be enthusiastic, well organised, self-motivated, and punctual.  You need to be able to work independently as well as part of a team

Qualifications required

There are no set entry requirements, although GCSEs or equivalent in Maths and  English  may be helpful for calculations and theory.

Future prospects

So what's in it for you? Well, choosing a future in construction is a very smart move. For a start, you won't be going it alone - thousands of people enter the industry each year in the UK, joining a team of specialists who are working together to build us a brighter future.

About the employer

Stone Technical Services is now one of the UK’s fastest-growing restoration and high level maintenance firms.

As well as our HQ in Darlington, County Durham, we have offices in central London and in Middlesex.

Stone Technical Services provides a variety of high level maintenance, lightning conductor installation and steeplejack services as well as restoration and masonry refurbishment projects on churches, museums, clock towers, castles, spires and historic buildings for a wide range of organisations such as English Heritage and the National Trust as well as for high profile buildings such as Lincoln Castle, Ripon Cathedral, County Hall in Durham, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Royal Courts of Justice.

Stone Technical Services’ highly-skilled team have decades of experience of active on-site management and working practices.

Accreditations include: 

  • We meet the required standards for the Quality Management Standards ISO90001.
  • Full member of the National Federation of Master Steeplejacks and Lightning Conductor Engineers.
  • Member of the Steeplejack Training Group Association, ATLAS.
  • Member of English Heritage.
  • Member of Safecontractor, a health and safety scheme designed to help improve the safety record of companies operating in a range of industries.
  • Member of Constructionline, the UK register of pre-qualified construction services.
  • Member of Contractor Health and Safety assessment scheme (CHAS).
  • Member of RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
  • Member of ATLAS, the Association of Technical Lightning and Access Specialists.
  • Member of Bacou-Dalloz (now Sperian).
  • Recognised by the BSI British Standards and works to their strict guidelines.
  • Attending local seminars and events organised by the Health and Safety Executive.
  • Working closely with Furse, the market leader in lightning protection and earthing.
  • Sperian (Bacou-Dalloz).
  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme standards.
  • Member of the Federation of Master Builders which is the recognised sign of quality in the building industry.


Stone Technical Services Ltd


Kellaw Road



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Training provider

  • Both on-site and in college
  • Diploma
  • NVQ
  • Functional Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Building

Training provider

National Construction College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by CITB (t/u Construction Skills)


Julia Hope 07557 287392

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017