Apprentice Gas Engineering Operative SMART HEATING EA LTD

We are looking for a Gas Engineering apprentice who is eager to listen and learn, has a strong work ethic, can work well as part of a team, and is confident with people and changing environments. We would like someone to apply that wants to learn from an award-winning team, has an eco-friendly approach and the ambition to become fully trained.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00

    You will receive 30 days of holiday each year (including bank holidays).

    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- Friday, starting at approximately 07:45. There will be some occasional weekend working but this will be discussed with you. 30 minute break every day. Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000257012

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are looking for a Gas Engineering apprentice to join the team who is technically minded and eager to listen and learn:

  • You will need to have a strong work ethic and be able to work well as part of a team for the good of the team
  • You will need good communication skills to provide excellent customer service to our clients
  • You will learn to be confident with people and with changing work environments

We provide gas heating and plumbing services to customers in Norwich and the surrounding areas. Our values are based upon excellent customer service, quality workmanship and a strong work ethic as part of a team and for our customers. We believe in a sustainable and efficient philosophy to get the best solution for our customers.

You will learn how to cover all types of jobs, including:

  • Taps and toilets
  • Full heating systems
  • Underfloor heating
  • Bathrooms

You will be expected to work in a community- focused way, working hard and together for company to thrive and to provide the best service and care to our customers.

The training you will be getting

For the full apprenticeship, candidates will complete:

  • Level 3 Gas Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • IGEM IG/1 Supplement 2 certification (Natural Gas)
  • Gas Safe registration (mandatory requirement)
  • Level 3 Matters of Gas Safety Competency Accreditation

For the End Point Assessment (EPA), apprentices will submit a completed portfolio of evidence and will undertake a 12- hour practical assessment with questioning, an interview underpinned by the portfolio and a multiple-choice knowledge test.

Upon completing the course, apprentices will receive Gas Safe registration. This is a mandatory requirement to achieve the overall qualification.

Apprentices must attend college sessions one day per week at the Ipswich Road campus, located near Norwich city centre.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A position may be available for the right candidate following successful completion of the apprenticeship
  • The business is looking for somebody who wants to develop and gain a position following their apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Initiative, Technically-minded, Focus on health and safety, Commitment, Strong work ethic, Excellent time management, Take ownership for own work, Responsible, Flexible approach to work, Able to manage tasks

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and Science (Grade 4/ C (L2 Functional Skills)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5/ B) Essential

Things to consider

Some of the work can be physical in nature, so apprentices will need to be comfortable with lifting/ moving equipment, working at height and/ or working in confined spaces. Candidates must have at least 3- 5 GCSEs at grade 4/ C, including English and Science (or the Level 2 Functional Skills equivalent) before they join the apprenticeship. Candidates will ideally need a grade 5/ B in Maths. Applicants who are currently undertaking or sitting GCSEs should include their predicted grades on their application. If successful for this position, you will be offered a conditional place on the apprenticeship, subject to you meeting the entry requirements listed above. Applicants must be able to travel to and from work sites, as required, so they will need access to transport.

About the employer

Award winning Gas Boiler installers in the Energy Efficiency Awards 2024 – East of England category. We provide gas heating and plumbing services to customers in Norwich and surrounding areas. Our values are based upon excellent customer service, quality workmanship and strong work ethic as part of a team and for our customers. We believe in a sustainable and efficient philosophy to get the best solution for our customers and cover all types of jobs from taps and toilets to full heating systems, underfloor heating and bathrooms. We are community focused, work hard and work together for company to thrive and to provide the best service and care to our customers.

Employer

SMART HEATING EA LTD

Address

Norwich

NR2 3PW

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Training

Training provider

CITY COLLEGE NORWICH

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

Contact

City College Norwich (Apprenticeships)

apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk

01603773365

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


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