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Apprentice Commercial Thermal Insulation Operative Poplar Insulation Ltd

Great opportunity to gain skills in a specialist sector; offering the right individual career opportunities in the Thermal Insulation industry. The successful candidate will gain specialist skills, inc how to apply a range of insulation & cladding materials to pipework, vessels & ductwork. The job will involve working locally & away from home.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed Total hours per week: 38.00

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Applying insulation materials
  • Applying sheet metal and various finishes to pipework and ductwork
  • You will gain knowledge and experience fitting insulation and finishes on a variety of construction sites

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Training to be provided

Commercial Thermal Insulation Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

The successful candidate will have practical bench skills training and classroom sessions at the National Training Centre in Darlington in addition to on the job training and mentoring whilst at work.

The candidate will also receive:

  • PASMA Working at Heights
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in maths & English (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Following successful completion of the Apprenticeship Standard training programme as further period of on site work experience can be undertaken for the individual to achieve industry indentures.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade (Grade C/4)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade (Grade C/4)) Desired

Things to consider

Ability to adapt to working in different environments - at heights, confined spaces outside in differing weather conditions. Good practical skills. Able to use own initiative. Able to work as part of a team. Good time management skills. Must expect to work & stay away from home for periods of time, expect early starts on site.

About the employer

We are a specialist thermal insulation and sheet metal contractor with offices in Bristol and Cardiff, offering a nationwide service throughout England and Wales. We have the expertise to carry out specialist and skilled works within the industrial, commercial, retail and educational sectors.


Poplar Insulation Ltd


Poplar Insulation Ltd

Poplar House

15 Cater Road

BS13 7TW


Elizabeth Dinsdale

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Commercial thermal insulation operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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