We have an exciting opportunity for a Plumbing and Heating Apprentice. You will receive ‘on the job training’. You will work with Skilled Plumbers to gain the knowledge & experience required, working across several site to get the best exposure. You will be installing, maintaining, and repairing plumbing and heating systems.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm includes 1 hour lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Plumbing and Heating Apprentice, you will have the opportunity to work both independently and as part of our fun and diverse team of tradespeople.

Tasks include:

  • Gaining an understanding of safe working practices, and working within these
  • Installing, maintaining, and repairing plumbing and heating systems
  • Reading building and engineering drawings also heating control wiring and circuit diagrams
  • Selecting (within limits) materials and equipment

The training you will be getting

You will complete Plumbing & Domestic Heating Level 3, through day release at Ealing and Hammersmith College and receive on the job training in the workplace.

Functional skills if required. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This is a great opportunity to join a growing team and receive ‘on the job training’, which will prepare you for your career as a Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician.

Wates offer a wide range of progression opportunities including further qualifications on completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Analytical skills, Team working, Health & Safety conscious


GCSE or equivalent English & maths (Grade 4/C and above) Desired

About the employer

The Wates Group, established in 1897, is one of the leading privately-owned construction, residential development, and property services businesses in the UK. We employ approximately 3,600 people and work with a wide range of public and private sector customers and partners.




Town Hall, The Create Building

The Boulevard


RH10 1UZ

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Plumbing and domestic heating technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2024