Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeship Bernicia Group Ltd

Bernicia is offering a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to start their career as a Plumbing and Heating Apprentice. You will learn all about what it takes to make sure our customers homes are maintained to a high and safe standard. Are you motivated and enthusiastic with a professional approach to work, this could be the ideal role for you

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Closing date: 05 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    28 days holiday entitlement

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am to 4:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Working under the direction, guidance and supervision of a fully qualified plumbing and heating engineer to support the delivery of an excellent repairs and maintenance service to customers.

Undertake repairs and servicing to the highest standard in accordance with work requests and pre-determined specifications to a wide range of fixtures and fittings. This will include fault finding, testing, the removal or adjustment of existing fittings, fixtures and parts, cleaning, re-assembly, installation of new fittings and fixtures.

You will need to be committed to produce work to the highest quality while providing excellent service to our customers and team

The training you will be getting

Level 3 plumbing and heating qualification is designed for anyone who wants to become a plumber or domestic heating engineer. It provides all the basic domestic heating and plumbing training you need to start work in the industry

You will receive a comprehensive induction programme

Training on customer excellence, health and safety, equality and diversity, fire safety and introduction to housing.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This apprenticeship will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a fully qualified plumbing and heating engineer


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Level 4 or C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Level 4 or C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade Level 4 or C or above) Essential

Things to consider

Please note the learning element of this apprenticeship will be at Newcastle College. The successful candidate will be required to travel to Newcastle College 1 day per week whist working the remainder of the week from our Ashington location. Travel expenses to the college will be paid. Interviews will be held between 17th and 28th June

About the employer

We have been providing and maintaining quality and affordable homes and delivering a range of exceptional services for people in the north east for over 50 years earning us a repuation as one of the country's leading housing associations


Bernicia Group Ltd


Oakwood Way

Ashwood Business Park


NE63 0XF


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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

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