Gas engineering apprenticeship (x 2) with Unitas, Stoke-on-Trent UNITAS STOKE-ON-TRENT LTD

A fantastic opportunity for 2 people to train for a highly skilled trade with Unitas Stoke-on-Trent Ltd. Apprentices will learn a range of gas repair, servicing, maintenance and installation skills whilst working towards completion of the Gas Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Level 3 with a local provider.

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

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Closing date: 27 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    01 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Apprentices will be working and training 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Under the direction and guidance of a Unitas team leader and supported by an external tutor, they will learn how to: 

  • Carry out annual servicing and gas repairs on gas boilers, gas fires and gas cooking appliances;
  • Install a range of gas fired central heating systems within tenants' homes;
  • Use authorised plant and equipment with due care and attention

The training you will be getting

Apprentices will train in the workplace under supervision and within teams of qualified gas engineers and with an external apprenticeship training provider.  They will be working in many different parts of the city in tenants' homes. Apprentices will be working towards successful completion of the Gas Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Level 3 standard. External training is likely to be on a day-release basis combined with some training on-line. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Successful apprentices will gain a firm start in a career as a fully qualified gas engineer with a good chance of moving into a permanent role with the city council. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Time-keeping, Ability to work to a schedule, Willingness to work outdoors, Motivated, Self-disciplined, Appreciation of health/safety


GCSE or equivalent English, maths and a science (Grade GCSE grade 9/A*-4/C or equiv.) Essential

Things to consider

Unitas has a great company culture with plenty of staff welfare benefits and added extras to show we care about our team including: Free well-being sessions; Continual vocational staff training; Free on-site parking; 23 days annual leave, plus bank holidays; Local government pension scheme.

About the employer

Unitas, the city council’s repair and maintenance company, carries out repairs and maintenance for more than 17,500 homes and approximately 600 public buildings across the city. We maintain and improve our stock through planned investment and efficient maintenance. Unitas has a strong workforce of more than 450 employees delivering several services across all business areas, striving to provide our customers with the highest standards of service. We work with our tenants and partners to create a positive local impact and to bring improvements and opportunities for our communities.




Alton House

Cromer Road




Rachel Forster (Corporate Social Responsibility Co-ordinator)

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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

Gas engineering operative

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

Applicants should either create an account using the link or, alternatively, email for an application pack or telephone 01782 238189

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

Apply now

Closing date: 27 May 2024