• Job description

    1. Directorate of Property Services
      Apprentice Joiner (2 roles)
      £18,770 – £19,813 (depending on age)
      40 Hours per week (to be worked flexibly in line with business needs)
      Working across various locations within Cheshire & Warrington

    Are you looking to take your first step into a trades career?
    Are you looking for an exciting apprenticeship where you can work in a busy role as part of a supportive trade team?
    Are you keen to work for the Number One Housing Association in the UK (as listed in ‘Best Companies’ employee engagement listing)?
    Then we might just have the roles for you! We’re looking for 2 enthusiastic individuals that want to begin a trade-based career with the core skills of joinery. These roles are a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to the communities we support and to kick-start your career.

    Your Opportunity
    Our apprenticeships provide a stepping-stone and a solid foundation to pursue a career within the field of joinery. We offer the opportunity to develop a multi-skilled knowledge base across a range of domestic building tasks, whilst understanding the importance of delivering an excellent customer focused service.

    Our trade-based apprenticeships will last for 4 years, allowing time for you to gain a recognised NVQ or equivalent qualification, plus benefiting from practical experience and mentoring from our existing team of highly skilled trade staff. You’ll get paid time off to attend college to get your NVQ.

    You’ll join us as a permanent employee, and will work across our responsive, planned, and empty homes teams, whilst also benefitting from experience on our new development schemes with well-known development companies like Jones Homes, Morris Homes and Lane End, to name a few.

    This experience will prepare you for an ongoing role at the Trust when your apprenticeship ends.

    Your Benefits
    We will expect a lot and we know you will do some great work, so we will give you a lot back!
    • A competitive starting salary dependent on age, with incremental rises over the 4 years.
    • 25 – 31 days annual leave plus UK public bank holidays.
    • A defined contribution pension scheme (providing you meet the eligibility requirements).
    • An Employee Assistance Programme to help you balance work, family, and personal life.
    • An annual Personal Development and Wellbeing Allowance.

    • Uniform and tools all provided.
    • A great experience, working with colleagues that are passionate about the services we provide to our customers.
    • Excellent ongoing learning opportunities.

    Our Successful Candidates
    We’re looking for reliable, and responsible team players with strong communication skills and a commitment to excellent customer service. Working in a fast-paced and busy environment, you’ll also need to be able to manage your time, be adaptable, self-motivated, positive, and proactive.
    We’re here to help!
    Our dedicated Work Team who specialises in supporting people into work will have a friendly chat with anyone interested in these roles. They’ll chat to you about the apprenticeships available & what they involve. They can then provide support with writing or updating your CV. There will be great amount of interest in these roles so your CV really needs to stand out.
    They will also help with producing a cover letter which helps you to demonstrate why you are a good match for this and other apprenticeship opportunities, plus helping with interview skills & confidence building; we would all benefit from this before an interview!
    Our Work Team Advisors will go through what you might be asked, how to sell yourself, what to wear and how to prepare.
    We would advise everyone to contact the Work Team before applying- the more that you know the better placed you will be to prepare for this brilliant opportunity. Simply email [email protected] or text/phone Emma on 07919 566049 with your contact details and we will arrange a time to ring you for a chat.
    How to apply
    Please visit our website at http://www.wvht.co.uk to access the job information pack.
    If you’re interested, don’t delay! See the attached accountability profile for further information.
    To apply, send your CV to [email protected] with a covering letter (max. 2 pages), explaining how you’re a great fit for our business.
    Please ensure that you have the right to work in the U.K and meet the Government criteria for apprenticeships – see https://www.gov.uk/become-apprentice

    Closing date for applications: Friday 8th July 2022 (12 noon)
    (Please be aware that applications received after this time will not be considered)

    Assessment & Interview Date: 20th or 21st July 2022

    Please be advised this role requires a Basic Disclosure Barring Service Check.

    We may conduct social media checks from sources such as Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn to assist us in our assessment of your suitability for the role.

    Please note due to the high volume of applications we are unable to respond to all unsuccessful applicants. If you haven’t heard from us within 3 weeks of the vacancy closing date, unfortunately we will not be pursuing your application further. We appreciate your interest in Weaver Vale Housing Trust and the time you have invested in applying to us.
    Those applicants that consider themselves to have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview. Please confirm within your application if you consider yourself to have a disability.

    In line with the Trust’s Disclosure & Barring Policy, please confirm if you have any current convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

    The Trust invites applications from all members of the community, irrespective of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, religion or disability.

  • How to apply

    Please visit our website at http://www.wvht.co.uk to access the job information pack.
    If you’re interested, don’t delay! See the attached accountability profile for further information.
    To apply, send your CV to [email protected] with a covering letter (max. 2 pages), explaining how you’re a great fit for our business.
    Please ensure that you have the right to work in the U.K and meet the Government criteria for apprenticeships – see https://www.gov.uk/become-apprentice

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