We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Plumbing Apprentice. This role will give you the experience of working with a busy team as well as studying on a day release basis to achieve a level 3 apprenticeship qualification.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    • Company pension • Employee discount Supplemental pay types: • Bonus scheme • Loyalty bonus • Performance bonus • Yearly bonus

    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 to Friday 8am to 5pm, 1 hour for lunch

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To be successful as an apprentice, you must have great time management skills and be willing to work with other team members. Outstanding apprentices are those who respond well to constructive criticism, build good relationships with colleagues, and ultimately make a lasting positive impression:

  • Locating and identifying leaks.
  • Repairing or replacing pipes and parts.
  • Determining the right tools and equipment necessary to successfully complete a job.
  • Assisting with preparing cost estimates for clients.
  • Helping the Plumber to ensure that all work is in accordance with health and safety codes.
  • Cleaning the job site after the work is completed.
  • Answering client queries.
  • Following the Plumbers' orders and instructions.
  • Ensuring the right materials are available in good time in order to improve completion rates

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

Plumbing Level 3 standard Apprenticeship.

4 days per week with UPS and 1 day per week at Wigan & Leigh College.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion, The potential opportunity to be taken on, on permanent contract for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

UPS is quickly building a reputation as one of the leading building & maintenance contractors in the North West. We’ve grown steadily for the last decade and our client base now includes many Councils and Housing Associations across the region. From our offices in Skelmersdale and Manchester, we provide a full range of property maintenance services, including disabled adaptations, planned refurbishment, repairs, voids and structural works. We deliver most of this work in-house and through our apprenticeship scheme, we train our people our way. Our success has been built on the simple ethos of getting the job right first time and keeping the customer happy. Our customers tell us that our personal service and passion for customer care are what make us their contractor of choice.








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Apprenticeship standard

Plumbing and domestic heating technician

Level 3 (A level)

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