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Mastic Asphalt Apprentice - Derby M & A Group

We are a relatively small, family owned business looking to expand. We have been established since 1979 and have a strong reputation for the services we offer in our local and surrounding areas. This is a significant opportunity for someone looking secure a long term career with options to stay with the business and earn more when qualified.

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    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

    Working week is typically Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30. Working at weekends is very rarely required. Any overtime occurred during a longer than typical day is paid at a pro rata hourly rate.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    34 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000062337

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • The work our business undertakes is very varied and we travel to different locations within our area on a daily basis.
  • We install mastic asphalt damp proofing systems for floors and mastic asphalt waterproofing systems for roofs.
  • Initial duties will involve labouring for our existing time served trades people whilst learning on the job.
  • Applicants must be prepared to work hard, follow instruction and behave in a way that reflects well on the business at all times.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • The successful candidate will achieve a Level 2 (Intermediate) Apprenticeship qualification in Mastic Asphalt Spreading.
  • Should the apprentice not have Grade 3 in English & Maths or Level 1 in Functional Skills, further training will be given to achieve this.
  • The company is based in and operates around Derby.
  • Training will take place on the job and at New City College, Hackney.
  • Apprenticeship training at New City College, Hackney is undertaken on a block release basis. Typically the apprentice will be at college for periods of a week at a time at intervas throughout the duration of the programme.
  • Accommodation will be provided whilst the apprentice is at college.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • We are a relatively small, family owned business looking to expand. We have been established since 1979 and have a strong reputation for the services we offer in our local and surrounding areas. This is a significant opportunity for someone looking secure a long term career. Our longest serving employee undertook an apprenticeship 17 years ago and is now our senior chargehand, in charge of managing our teams and running our job sites.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Desired

Things to consider

The vacancy frequently involves working outdoors, includes the lifting and moving of heavy objects and involves working at height.

About the employer

The M & A Group was first established as M & A Mastic Asphalt Ltd, a family owned company in 1979. After significant success in the areas of mastic asphalt flooring and roofing, the business expanded into built-up felt roofing. We continue to be a friendly, family run business that ensures each and every contract is completed to the highest standards, taking into to consideration all of the customer’s wants and needs. We consider ourselves to be big enough to compete but small enough to care!

Employer

M & A Group

Address

74 TROWELS LANE

DERBY

DE22 3LT

Contact

Matthew Baines

matt@magroupuk.com

07464183927

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Training

Training provider

NEW CITY COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard

Mastic asphalter

Level 2 (GCSE)


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