Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeship Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Plumbing & Heating Apprenticeship... the successful candidates will work alongside experienced colleagues carrying out the plumbing aspects involved in Installing Bathrooms & Kitchens, carrying out repairs fixing leaks, replacing pipe work / radiators etc... as well as carrying out bits of other trades.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 21 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    After 12 months the rate of pay goes up to NMW for your age group.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, 37 hours between 8am & 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main Duties and Responsibilities will be:

·       Will be expected to undertake training to complete a full range of Plumbing Heating repairs, maintenance and installation works.

·       To carry out routine and/or planned maintenance in relation Plumbing & Heating.

·       Carry out responsive repairs i.e. fixing leaking fixtures and fittings i,e taps, sinks, showers, basins, baths, radiators, outside taps etc… as well as fixing heating systems.

·       Installation of Plumbing & Heating systems i.e. replacing complete heating systems boilers, radiators etc… or installing the plumbing parts of new kitchens and bathrooms.

·       Working within all aspects of Health and Safety Regulations.

·       To carry out all instructions issued to you by your Manager or Supervisor, or any person responsible with your training.

Attend and complete all training and development courses as required.

Attend a suitable college or training provider selected by the authority to carry out the training related to the qualification.

To carry out on site and college based learning in compliance with Sandwell MBC employee Code of Conduct and work safe ethics.

To seek continuous improvement in all aspects of work and college based learning and to take part in reviews to assess this improvement.

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

The successful candidate will receive full on the job training from experienced colleagues in Plumbing & Heating and all connected trades. They will attend College one day a week and be visited in the work place by their assessor to help guide them along the work required. There will then be a practical end point assessment at the end and on completion you get a Plumbing & Heating L3 Standard qualification.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This qualification and experience will massively improve your employability and prospects for the future.

There can be no promises of further employment after the apprenticeship at this stage however if you work hard and impress your colleagues, supervisors and management team there could be further opportunities on successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Motivational, Professional, Mature, Flexible, Willing to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C+/4+ or Functional Skill L2) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C+/4+ or Functional Skill L2) Essential

Things to consider

This is physically demanding role and requires you to work well in a team, communicate well and be flexible and help out where-ever you can.

About the employer

Sandwell is situated in the heart of the Black Country. In 2020 we were placed in the Top 100 employers nationally for apprentices, making Sandwell a great place to undertake an apprenticeship! Our apprenticeship team Think Sandwell advertise opportunities both in the council and with external employers.


Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council


Operations & Development Centre

Direct 2 Industrial Park

Roway Lane

B69 3ES


Michael Wragg

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Plumbing and domestic heating technician

Level 3 (A level)

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.