Plumbing and Domestic Heating Apprentice Lorne Stewart Plc

Lorne Stewart are excited to be offering an opportunity to join their team as a Plumbing Apprentice. This is a fantastic opportunity to build on skills and experience and gain insight into the industry. The successful candidate will assist the Mobile Engineer in the completion of jobs including mechanical and small fabric.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 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; with no weekend working 08:00 to 17:00 shifts (breaks to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Working as a mobile Gas/Mechanical engineer across the county of Cornwall delivering planned (scheduled) preventative maintenance and responding to routine and emergency reactive calls received via the contract Help Desk
  • Learning and using Safe Systems of Work & HSAW Act 1974 in the delivery and completion of all work(s)
  • Assisting the Mobile Engineer in the completion of jobs including mechanical and small fabric
  • Meeting and working with a diverse range of council customers excluding housing and schools
  • Working with the Council’s Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) Concerto software receiving and updating jobs using hand-held technology

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards a Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Apprenticeship Standard
  • You will receive on and off the job training and support from an assessor and an apprenticeship advisor
  • You will be required to attend Cornwall College Camborne on a weekly basis as part of the apprenticeship training
  • It will be a requirement that the newly developed Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Qualification is achieved prior to taking the end-point Assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possibility of progression to full-time employment on the Lorne Stewart Cornwall Council TFM Contract.

Lorne Stewart Facilities is a personal non-hierarchical organisation. We provide training and mentoring but encourage ideas, innovation and empowerment. The organisation is an ideal place to get noticed for the right reasons, learn, add value and progress.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

Punctuality and reliability are essential as is an understanding of the need to attend college days, study and come to work and college with a positive attitude and desire to succeed

About the employer

Lorne Stewart is one of the UKs leading independent building services companies. The group provides a range of specialist skills harnesses through our mechanical and electrical, facilities and offsite modular design and construction business. We provide customers with high quality building service solutions throughout the construction and operation of all building assets. Lorne Stewart Facilities provides facilities management services including operation and maintenance of an extensive range of buildings and properties in diverse business sectors including transport, commercial, public and residential. In April 2022, Lorne Stewart Facilities was awarded a five year contract to provide Total Facilities Management (TFM) services to Cornwall Council. This contract is county-wide for all Council owned and leased- properties excluding housing and schools. Lorne Stewart Facilities working with Corserv Facilities Ltd provides the Council with statutory compliance, planned and reactive maintenance, building fabric repairs, cleaning, premises management, grounds maintenance, pest control, security, traffic management, utilities management and project management services.


Lorne Stewart Plc


Cornwall Council total facilities management contract

Mobile across Cornwall


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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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