Fenestration Apprenticeship Interseal Plymouth Ltd

Interseal, based in Plympton are looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual to join their team as a Window Installation apprentice.

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £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

    You will be working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful applicant will be working in teams of two or more people. They 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, they take them out using hand and power tools.

They will be using a variety of different tools which they will guide and assist you in learning. You may also be fitting conservatories, 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.

Interseal pride themselves in always ensuring that the work spaces and customer properties are kept a clean, tidy and a safe work environment at all times so you will expected to help to keep this high standard.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You must be able to work within a team and get on with people of all ages. You must be polite and friendly with the ability to communicate with others whether it be customers or colleagues.

Personal qualities

The successful apprentice will need to be honest and trust worthy, as they deal with members of the public in their own homes. You will also need to have good time keeping and communication skills. Being polite and courteous to all customers and members of staff is crucial at all times.

Qualifications required

GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths above a C is preferred but a positive attitude and good work ethic is essential.

Future prospects

On completion of your level 2 qualification in fenestration, you will have the opportunity to progress onto the advanced level 3 apprenticeship depending on your commitment throughout your first year. This will further develop your skills, knowledge and experience, and provide you with wider opportunities at the end of your apprenticeship programme. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills, with an employer who is committed to provide training to the right apprentice.

About the employer

Interseal are expert door and window fitters in the South West. Their goal is to be the South West’s first choice for window fittings and door installations. They offer a wide range of high-quality products, from conservatories and sliding doors, to roof line products and energy efficient windows. They focus on delivering the highest standards of customer service alongside long-lasting products to suit all needs and budgets. Interseal give customers the opportunity to flesh out their ideas and bring their vision to life. The expert team will take the time to walk the customer through their options so that they can make an informed and confident decision. Interseal work with both domestic and commercial clients throughout the Plymouth region.


Interseal Plymouth Ltd


Chantry Court Unit 12

Marshall Road



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Training provider

The Apprenticeship in Fenestration consists of:
◾Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Fabrication of Glass Supporting Structures
◾Level 2 Certificate in Glass Related Operations
◾Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
◾Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test
◾Emergency First Aid
◾Certified Health and Safety Course
◾Internet Safety / Safeguarding

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.

Apprenticeship framework

Glass Industry

Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd


Olivia 01752 332442

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017