Vacancy details

Apprenticeship - Craft Apprentice

Reference W040/21
Location Yorkshire
Salary £9,768
Hours 37
Closing Date 04 May 2021
Contact apprentice@wdh.co.uk
Notes Salary rising to £17,191 in year 2
We do not accept CVs, please download and read the relevant job descriptions and complete an application form included under “Related documents"

Now is the time to reimagine your future with WDH apprenticeships.

Are you looking to learn and develop practical skills for life? An apprenticeship with WDH is a chance to start your career journey, or even take the opportunity to re-train in a growing, vibrant housing sector.

Who we are

WDH is a social housing landlord and homebuilder delivering high quality, affordable homes in the Wakefield district and beyond.

WDH has over 32,000 properties but is much more than bricks and mortar. With a commitment to make real change through social outcomes, it helps customers to tackle the challenges of modern living and through partnership works to create confident and sustainable communities. Recognising its long-term commitment to tenant engagement, WDH was the first housing association to be awarded the Tpas Exemplar accreditation.

With a workforce of over 1,400 people, WDH has held Investors in People accreditation since 2010.

We are an inclusive workforce and an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and progression at work.

For more information, visit our About us page.

What you will be doing

Becoming an apprentice is an important decision and it involves making a commitment. It takes time to learn new skills, but our technical services and improvement teams will be on hand to train you. The teams are responsible for the maintenance and repair of our customers’ homes, carrying out refurbishment works and building new homes.

You will be working alongside multi-skilled tradespeople in a busy, inclusive environment and gain the necessary knowledge to become an expert in your craft.

This year we have opportunities in the following craft roles:

  • Electrical Engineer (4 years); and
  • Joiner (2 years).

What training do you get?

As part of our apprenticeship programme you will receive up to four years of training and gain a nationally recognised Level 2 and / or Level 3 qualification. Our apprenticeship programme also offers further opportunities of personal and professional development and an insight into wider business operations.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic team players, good problem solvers who demonstrate a positive attitude and are committed to delivering excellent customer care. We are committed to tackling gender equality and keen to welcome female a diverse workforce.

Applicants will have achieved, or be predicted to achieve, up to five GCSE’s or equivalent (grade 9 - 4/A*- C) including Maths, English and for some crafts a Science.

If you would like more information about our apprenticeships, email your contact details to apprentice@wdh.co.uk.

To hear more about our apprenticeships and useful resources, visit our Apprenticeships page.

Please note: we do not accept CVs. If you are successful in securing an interview you will be required to provide colour copies of your qualification certificates or predicted grades by a set deadline.