Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeship Bernicia Group Ltd

Bernicia is offering a fantastic opportunity to earn while you learn. We are looking for a Plumbing and Heating Apprentice based in Pitty Me, Durham.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • 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

    1 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.

The training you will be getting

The NVQ Level 2 and 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

Comprehensive induction programme, customer excellence, health and safety, equality and diversity, fire safety and introduction to housing.

Training is one day a week on day release.

Training will be provided in New College Durham.

Plumbing and domestic heating technician Level 3  Advanced 

Plumbing and domestic heating technician / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

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

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


Unit 3

Enterprise City

Meadowfield Avenue

DL16 6JF


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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

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