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WDH Apprenticeships

2022 WDH Apprenticeships open now: To see our current apprenticeship vacancies, visit our careers page.

WDH is committed to recruiting and developing young people from the Wakefield district. Our award-winning apprenticeship programme is just one of the schemes we run that helps us do this.

Open to anyone, our programme offers a chance to contribute to creating confident communities and earn money while you learn, with no training fees.

You can expect to earn over £17,000 in your second year.

An apprenticeship with WDH is a chance to start your career journey, or even take the opportunity to re-train in a growing, vibrant sector.

You will be supported every step of the way to grow and develop your skills while you gain real-life experience by working with trusted mentors.

Since 2007, we have recruited over 180 apprentices. Of these, 95% have secured full time, permanent employment with WDH.

For future apprenticeship roles, please keep an eye on our careers page and social media channels.

We are offering a wide range of opportunities based on your career aspirations, in a variety of teams this year. These are:

  • Two roofers;
  • Two bricklayers;
  • Three gas engineers;
  • Three plumbing positions; and
  • Two IT positions (office based).

Why choose an apprenticeship with WDH?


Our past apprentices

Liam Haylett

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Before beginning his apprenticeship, Liam completed a Level 3 BTEC in IT at New College, Pontefract. He had heard about WDH’s apprenticeship scheme through friends, and seen adverts in the local newspaper.

Liam said: "Thanks to my apprenticeship I have been successful in my quest to gain confidence in IT and what I do. It has also given me valuable experience of the workplace. I successfully completed the programme and now I am an IT Customer Support Officer."

Beth Lewis

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Beth said: "My apprenticeship has opened up good opportunities for me. Completing my apprenticeship gave me the confidence to apply for further roles at WDH, and I am now working as an Corporate Support Officer. It also gave me the foundation to apply for other opportunities that WDH has to offer, such as the Leadership Extended Achievement Programme and the Community Leadership Programme."

Ellie North

Ellie North working at a PC

Ellie said : "Becoming an apprentice here at the Technical services on the gas team has been the best career decision I’ve ever made. It has allowed me to build confidence and continuously gain transferable experience within the workplace. Although you are sometimes faced with challenges, you are never left in the dark as there is always support and guidance there if you need it."

Ben Gurmin

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Ben said: "The apprentice programme has been really useful and a valuable experience. I have made new friends and being an apprentice has helped me work on meaningful projects and given me confidence that this was the right decision."