Apprenticeship For A Property Maintenance And Building Skills/Trades Operative. P Howfield Plumbing & Building

We are offering an apprenticeship to a person looking to learn multiple skills within the building/construction industry. These tasks will include the following: Plumbing, Heating, Plastering and complete bathroom and kitchen fittings, As well as all aspects of property renovation.

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Closing date: 17 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    As the individual progresses and their skill level increases, along with their enthusiasm to want to better themselves, bonus's will be given.

    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 8:30am to 4:30pm, some days can be longer depending on what point in the job we are at. Shifts will be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

An average day/week will consist of doing multiple tasks, from decommissioning or demolition work, to the preparation and installation of all the components required for the project at the time.  
Such as:

  • Plumbing and electrics 
  • Structural steel installations 
  • Heating modifications/repairs 
  • Plaster boarding and plastering full rooms, to patch plastering after a local repair, Installation of wall and floor finishes
  • Installation and repair of doors and windows 
  • Installation of new kitchens and bathrooms, also service and repair to existing kitchen and bathrooms, such as replacing taps, inlet valves, etc. 

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

Training will take place at Telford College 1 day a week and will complete with a a Level 2 property maintenance operative standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

I would expect the right person to be at a very competent level and have a high degree of quality in their approach and application to multiple skills/trades in both property maintenance and day to day tasks within the building/ construction industry, at the end of the 2 years.  
There is then a potential to further get qualified in a specific areas if required and to carry on employment with us.   

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade Level 1) Desired

Things to consider

A lot of our work is outdoors as well as indoors, so you will see and experience all that mother nature has to offer. It can be quit a physical job on a daily basis, so a basic level of good fitness would be beneficial.

About the employer

We are a local general builder in the Gnosall/Stafford area. We work primarily in the Stafford/Gnosall/Newport area. We specialise in all aspects of the building trade to a very high standard. We cater for work starting from replacing tap washers, to building full extensions and everything in the middle. Providing quality is our number one objective, there are no "that will do's", its either right or its wrong.


P Howfield Plumbing & Building





ST20 0JE




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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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