Apprentice Plumber Sheffield City Council

Sheffield City Council’s Housing Repairs Service carries out repairs and maintenance to over 40,000 Council homes. This year, we are offering an amazing 23 Apprenticeship opportunities to launch your career in the Trades services with a September 2024 start.

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

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Closing date: 23 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £7.55 per hour in the first year Bonus Payment after 6 months probation period

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 37 Hours a week. 8/9am - 4/5pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

You will - under supervision - undertake and develop an understanding of the duties and responsibilities outlined below:

  • Identify and undertake appropriate trade work tasks as directed
  • Work collaboratively as part of a team to meet the service priorities, work targets and plans
  • Liaise with other employees, team leader/supervisor or managers as necessary in order to complete specified tasks in order meet the required portfolio on site evidence
  • Carry out and complete work in-line with relevant legislation, regulations or other standards and in a competent manner
  • Ensure you are aware of, and comply with, all risk assessments, safe systems of work and any other health and safety information, guidance or procedures related to the work activities of the appropriate trade and ask for clarification if this is not fully understood
  • Repairs and Maintenance Service/CRS Apprentice 
  • Complete appropriate health and safety paperwork/checks
  • Ensure all accidents/near misses are reported to your team leader/supervisor
  • Undertake all work/tasks in accordance with current legislation, British Standards, Codes of Practice and recognised industrial standards for such work, and ensure any damage to the fabric of the property or building is minimised in undertaking the relevant repair or maintenance
  • Receive, plan and complete job orders on time, following the correct procedures to an acceptable standard
  • Effectively use any relevant ICT equipment and information systems in order to effectively undertake the required duties
  • Take good care of, and use correctly, all tools, equipment, personal protective equipment and any other resources issued to you
  • Notify your team leader of any absences from work or college or any other associated issues
  • Ensure compliance with all SCC Policies and procedures and in particular the Code of Conduct, the Social Networking Policy and Dignity and Respect at Work to ensure behaviour standards are met
  • To ensure compliance with the, ICT Acceptable Use Policy, Data Protection Act and other relevant legislation
  • Ensure you understand and comply with all the customer care and service standards
  • Create maintain and build constructive working relationships with team members, other members of staff, customers and members of the public ensure compliance with any policies procedures

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards a Level 3 Plumbing & Domestic Heating Technician Standard qualification
  • Training will be one day a week
  • The training will be held at Construction Design Centre, Cricket Inn Road, Manor Lane, Sheffield, S2 1TR

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Have the potential to secure a permanent job with us upon successful completion of your apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade 4/C Equivalent or above) Essential

About the employer

Sheffield City Council is the city council for the metropolitan borough of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England.


Sheffield City Council


Manor Lane Depot

Manor Ln


S2 1TR

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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

Click on "search our job vacancies" You will be redirected to another page where you can search for the role. You will need to create an account before making an application. Use the job description to meet the criteria. If you require application support please contact

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

Apply now

Closing date: 23 May 2024