To train to undertake roofing installation/maintenance work and other tasks associated with your trade in a timely and productive manner whilst giving excellent customer service to the resident and client.

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 - Friday, 8.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • As an apprentice you will learn how to undertake work in line with our quality standards, within budgets and deadlines, aiming for a ‘First Time Fix’ on all jobs.
  • Learn and adhering to all wates Health and safety standards.
  • You will be expected to develop good team working relationships, communicate effectively with residents and promote a positive corporate image.
  • You will learn your trade both in a practical manner on the job, as well as in a classroom environment. During your apprenticeship you will be supported by a mentor. 
  • Measuring, marking out, fitting, finishing, positioning and securing.
  • Install plain tiles, interlocking tiles, natural slates and fibre-cement slates
  • Install underlay, battens and related roofing components.

The training you will be getting

  • You will attend college of day release to work towards Level 2 roofing at Northampton College 
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There are many different routes within Wates after successful completion
  • Move into a permanent role with us

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working


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.




Rockingham Business Park

Rockingham Row, Birdwell


S70 5TW

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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


Level 2 (GCSE)

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