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  • Apprentice Multi-Trade Operative Birmingham
  • Ian Williams in Birmingham, , United Kingdom
  • jobs
  • 3 weeks ago

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Are you looking to start a career in building services? Want to earn whilst you learn? Ian Williams is one of the UK’s leading property services companies and our award-winning apprenticeship scheme could help you realise your ambitions. Join our team now working as an Apprentice Multi-Trade Operative.

What does an apprenticeship at Ian Williams involve?

Being an apprentice at Ian Williams means real “hands on” work on real jobs. You will combine a combination of college and practical learning to study your chosen trade. You will get the opportunity to put your new skills into practice, while supported by the expert guidance of our experienced tradespeople - your own mentor.

What will I be doing?

The specific type of work will vary contract to contract, most contracts will be based in social housing. The types of tasks we cover include:
• Maintenance range of domestic properties
• Ripping out and preparing empty properties for new tenants
• Planned and responsive repair work
• You... will gain an overview and basic understanding of multiple trades including carpentry, electrical, plastering and plumbing.
• Work both inside and outside in all weather, whether it’s boiling hot or freezing cold!

As well as this, you will:
• Attend college to understand “the how and the why” of your chosen trade (usually 1 day a week)
• Build a fantastic portfolio of evidence to go towards your End Point Assessment
• Be a valued member of the team and contribute to the overall success

What will I need to apply?

You don’t need to have had prior experience, all we ask for is;
• A genuine passion for Property Maintenance and hands-on practical work
• A positive attitude with a willingness to stick with it and problem solve
• Commitment to building your career at Ian Williams – we are as committed to you as you are to us
• Strong organisational skills (to successfully juggle college and work)
• GCSE (or equivalent) grade 4 (C) or above in Maths and English
• DT or construction-based qualification would be beneficial but is not essential

Although a drivers licence isn't an immediate requirement, if you don't have one it is expected that when you are of age you will begin to work towards this. It will be your responsibility to get to site or an agreed pick up location.

How do I apply?

Complete our application form online by Friday 31st May

We will be holding interviews between 8th July – 26th July

Proposed start August 2024

We will only be asking you to answer 3 questions and we don't need your CV, so spend some time crafting your answers based on the skills we have outlined above.

We reserve the right to shortlist prior to the closing date based on application volumes.

What are the benefits of working at Ian Williams?
• Competitive rates of pay - from 2nd year NMW/NLW applies
• 22 days’ holiday per year plus bank holidays
• All Personal Protective Equipment and Uniform provided
• Pension contributions and Life insurance
• Travel allowance
• Toolkit
• EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) to support your Health & Wellbeing
• Enhanced Maternity/Paternity pay

More about Ian Williams

With expertise in the social housing, education and commercial sectors, we are a business with a solid track record and offices based across the UK. Ian Williams is a leader in its field and at the forefront of delivering innovative planned and responsive services to the built environment.

The company is also one of the largest painting contractors in the UK and works with high profile clients across the sector and is actively involved with many leading industry bodies 

We owe our success to our people and firmly believe that our success will only be maintained if we continue to offer you a great place to work and provide you with the opportunity to develop your career and fulfil your potential. We are proud to have been awarded We Invest in People Gold accreditation.

Ian Williams is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is more than a commitment at Ian Williams—it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and all other characteristics that make us different. 

The successful applicant will be required to complete a criminal records check.  As an organisation assessing applicants’ suitability for positions which are included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order using criminal record checks processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), we comply fully with the code of practice and undertake to treat all applicants for positions fairly.

Ian Williams Ltd will use applicants’ details for recruitment purposes only. For more information, please read our Candidate Privacy Notice located at our website
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