Vacancy details

Apprenticeship - Trade Apprentice

Reference W019/24
Location Yorkshire
Hours Up to 37
Closing Date 22 March 2024
Notes £11,305 rising to £20,104 in year 2
Start Date– September 2024

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 delivering high quality, affordable homes in the Wakefield district and beyond.

WDH has over 31,000 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 www.wdh.co.uk.

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 teams will be on hand to train you. The teams are responsible for the maintenance and repair of our customers’ homes and carrying out refurbishment works.

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

This year we have opportunities in the following craft roles:

  • Plumber (4 years);
  • Joiner (2 years);
  • Plasterer (2 years);
  • Bricklayer (2 years);
  • Electrician (4 years); and
  • Gas Engineer (2 years + 2 years Trainee Gas Engineer).

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 females to create a more 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 trades a Science.

For more details on what we’re looking for in these roles, head to the related documents section and download the Job Description.

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 apprenticeship 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.

WDH is accredited by Investors in People, which means we recognise that our employees are our most valuable asset. As an employer WDH can offer you a great set of benefits which includes:

  • 25 days holiday (rising to 30 over 5 years service) + statutory bank holidays;
  • generous employer pension contribution;
  • happy to talk flexible working, including options for reduced hours, compressed hours or other flexible working patterns;
  • a wide range of personal development opportunities;
  • a fantastic health and wellbeing package;
  • 1 day to take part in our Volunteering Scheme; and
  • "cycle to work" scheme and discounted shopping platform

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all.

You can contact our Recruitment Team by email at recruitment@wdh.co.uk.

Please note: we do not accept CVs.