Plumbing Apprentice J.A. PYE (OXFORD) HOMES LIMITED

An exciting opportunity to join our Pye Homes Team has arisen in the form of a Plumbing apprenticeship. You will plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems.

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Closing date: 09 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 7:30am-4pm.

    Total hours per week: 42.5

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    10 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • You'll train to deliver the highest quality service within a specified discipline
  • You will plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems. 
  • Working efficiently and safely, in line with best practice, whilst achieving
  • Excellent customer experience results
  • Operating equipment on site in a safe manner
  • The job involves working on construction sites

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


  • 36 months practical training period, plus 3 months for End Point Assessment

Delivery model:

  • Work-based training with your employer
  • Day release during term time (approximately 1 day a week for 3 years)
  • Approximately 5 on-site assessment visits per year
  • Off the job training will count for at least 6 hours a week of an apprentice’s time at work

Qualifications included:

  •  City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing and Domestic Heating
  • Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship

End Point Assessment:

  • Multiple choice test
  • Design project
  • Practical installation and application test
  • Professional discussion, based on a log book completed during the end point assessment period

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A full-time role may be available upon successful completion of your apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Ability to work at height, Practical Skills, A ‘can do’ positive attitude, Flexible approach to working, Honest, reliable


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-C 9/4 or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Please apply as soon as possible for this role. Should the right candidate be found prior to the closing date, then the vacancy may be closed early. Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session Any new person applying for apprenticeship roles where Abingdon and Witney College deliver the training will be required to attend an Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session at Witney or Abingdon campus. This will consist of a series of initial assessments (required prior to any apprenticeship offer), completion of essential paperwork, the opportunity to find out more about the apprenticeship process, the training included, and a forum for your questions. As a new Apprenticeship applicant you will only have to undergo this process once. If you would like to talk to us about the assessments or if you would need any extra support to attend the Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session please call us on 01235 216216. Qualification checks By applying for this vacancy you are giving Abingdon and Witney College permission to undertake a Learner Record Service check on your previous qualifications. We make every effort to ensure that applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds or those who may not have the formal GCSE entry requirements can access apprenticeships where possible. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £5.28 per hour from April 2023 but many employers pay more than this. This applies to 16 - 18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over during the first year of their apprenticeship. After this, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Established in 1927, the Kidlington-based firm has a recognised tradition of building high-quality new homes locally in Oxfordshire and further afield.




Langford Locks

Kidlington Oxford



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Training provider



Nairne Barker

01235 541192

Apprenticeship standard

Plumbing and domestic heating technician

Level 3 (A level)

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