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Level 2 Apprentice Builder South Kesteven District Council

We would like to recruit an Apprentice Builder to join our Repairs team. The successful candidate will receive full training and undertake work experience, to complete a recognised builder qualification. You will carry out inspections and general maintenance work, to council homes, including planned work within the SKDC boundaries.

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Closing date: 11 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    30 months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of a qualified builder, and will be expected to perform the following duties, tasks, and responsibilities:

  • To assist in the inspection, diagnosis of faults and repairs
  • Supervised duties will include but not exclusive to, Plastering, Brickwork, Roofing, Concrete and Rendering
  • Use council IT systems to manage and maintain repairs details
  • Attend college to successfully complete a recognised building qualification

You will:

  • Receive practical and theoretical training and undertake work experience to complete a recognised builder qualification
  • Carry out inspections and remedial maintenance work to council homes, including reactive and planned work within the South Kesteven District Council boundary

This role is not politically restricted.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • Manages time effectively and delivers against agreed objectives
  • Communicates clearly using straightforward language
  • Able to work with others to get the job done well
  • Able to challenge the norm and find ways to improve
  • Evidence of continuous learning
  • Take personal responsibility for own work and focuses on solutions and action to ensure agreed objectives are met
  • Respond to customer’s needs and learn from feedback to improve the customer experience
  • Treat all individuals with respect and dignity
  • Ability to listen, observe and learn within the workplace
  • IT literate


  • Demonstrate a willingness to work with others and be a focused learner

Personal qualities


  • Accurate recording of data
  • Ability to adopt an ordered, systematic and thorough approach to work tasks and record-keeping                                                                                                                               
  • Ability to diversify and extend skills
  • Willingness to ask questions and challenge

Desired qualifications


  • 3 GCSEs grades A-C/8-4 (or equivalent) including maths and English

Future prospects

Possible progression onto full-time employment.

Things to consider

Working outdoors in all weather.

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About the employer

South Kesteven is a district full of promise and potential. It is home to innovative entrepreneurs and savvy start-ups; a base for global enterprise; and an inviting landscape perfectly situated in the heart of England. We have much to be proud of, and much to offer.

Our vision is to “be the best district in which to live, work, and visit.”

High quality housing is essential for all and the council is committed to working with partners to provide this by: Offering the new homes that people need, at a price they can afford. Ensuring new developments are in keeping with the character of South Kesteven and benefit the people who already live here. Providing high quality homes and services to those who rent property from the council.


South Kesteven District Council


Council Offices

St. Peters Hill


NG31 6PZ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Grantham College


Michelle Neil 07850507207

Bricklayer Apprenticeship Standard (Level 2).

On completion of this Apprenticeship, the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level. 

Your trainnig will be 1 day in college.

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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