Apprentice Commercial Thermal Insulation Operative DRISCOLLS (INSULATION SERVICES) LTD

Great opportunity to gain skills in a specialist sector, offering the right individual excellent career opportunities in the Thermal Insulation industry. The successful candidate will gain a variety of specialist skills, including how to apply a range of insulation and cladding materials to pipework, vessels and ductwork.

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Closing date: 22 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary is between £11,856 - £21,213. There is also enhancements for weekends, overtime and working out of town.

  • Working week

    Shift work, could include weekends and early starts, exact working days and hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will gain knowledge and experience fitting insulation and finishes on a variety of construction sites.

The apprenticeship standard training programme will take on average 18-months to complete and comprises of both on the job training and mentoring, whilst at work, and a formal apprentice training programme at the National Training Centre which you will attend on a block release basis. The National Training Centre for the apprenticeship is located in Darlington, in the North East of England.

Duties when at work will include:

  • Fit insulation and pre-formed metal cladding or other finishing materials to project specification
  • Carry out work conforming to all current and relevant regulations, quality standards and work instructions
  • Use the appropriate tools and equipment for operational activities
  • Communicate and work with supervisors and co-workers to complete activities

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

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?

  • Possibility of being taken on for full-time position within company, supervisory roles available, specialist training
  • Successful candidates may also be given the opportunity to progress onto the L3 Standard

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

The successful candidate should be able to communicate and articulate themselves. They should be friendly and adaptable to change and also comfortable with working away from home. Be resilient in character and able to deal with all challenges that may arise. They should be enthusiastic, reliable, willing to learn and able to work as part of a team. The candidate must expect to work and stay away from home for periods of time, and understand that will be early starts on site.

About the employer

Driscoll’s is an independent family run engineering business specialising in the areas of thermal insulation & sheet metal cladding.







DE14 3TQ

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Training provider



Gavin Blain

01283 538621

Apprenticeship standard

Commercial thermal insulation operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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