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Salary - Grade

GBP £20,179 to £23,577 20179 - ENGIN 18, PLUM 18, BDVC 18

Contract Type

Apprenticeship

Contract Length

Up to 51 months

Contracted Hours

Full Time - 36 hours per week

DBS Required

No

Department

Neighbourhoods & Housing

Service

Housing Services

Closing date

20/06/2021

Hackney Council has an exciting opportunity for you to become an apprentice within the Building Maintenance Service. The service has a large workforce providing repairs and maintenance to Hackney residents and properties. The Building Maintenance team has a well-established apprenticeship programme which will enable you to gain experience, a qualification in your  chosen trade and earn while you learn.

You will work alongside qualified operatives to gain on the job skills and attend college either one day per week or on block release to obtain the knowledge and skills required to achieve your qualification.You will also have access to our apprenticeship development, networking & progression workshops run regularly.

We are looking for practically minded candidates who have passion and enthusiasm, are reliable, have good organisational skills and the desire to deliver a high quality service for Hackney residents and users.  We have Apprenticeship opportunities in the following trade; Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Plastering, Commercial Gas Engineering and Multi-Trade.

Programme Eligibility

Apprenticeships have specific eligibility criteria which you MUST be able to provide evidence for. This includes a link to Hackney and specific educational eligibility.  It is important that you read the Job Descriptions and Person Specifications fully. Please see documents below.

You will not be eligible if you cannot provide this evidence.

Apprentice Plasterer x1

Plasterer Level 2

A Plastering Apprentice will learn the skill and knowledge required to gain a qualification in this field. You will learn how to prepare and apply plaster to walls and ceilings, fit plasterboard and other associated works.  You will work alongside qualified operatives to repair and maintain properties in Hackney.

Multi-Trade Apprentice x2 

Property Maintenance Operative Level 2

A Multi-Trade Apprentice will  learn the skills required to  carry out repairs and maintenance work in various trades such as plumbing, carpentry, plastering and painting and decorating. You will gain a qualification which will enable you to work to a good standard in the variety of trades. You will work with our qualified operatives and attend college to gain the skills required. 

Apprentice Carpenter x1

Carpentry Level 2 leading to Advanced Carpentry and Joinery Level 3

The Carpentry Apprentice will learn the skills required to become a qualified Carpenter.  During the apprenticeship you will learn how to install, repair and maintain doors, windows, locks and other associated works in Hackney’s residentials and void properties and public buildings. Upon completion of Level 2 you will continue onto Level 3.

Apprentice Electrician x2

Installation Electrician and Maintenance Electrician Level 3

The Electrical Apprentice will learn the skills required to install, repair and maintain electrical services.  As an apprentice you will learn the skills required to  install wiring, lighting, power circuits, test for faults and repair defects etc. You will be helping to maintain the upkeep of Hackney properties. 

Plumbing Apprentice x1

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Level 3

The Plumbing Apprentice will  learn the skill required to work on the water services to properties.  Your work will involve installing and unblocking sinks and toilets, repairing leaks and installing pipework etc. You will be assisting in  providing an effective plumbing repairs and maintenance service to the Council’s residents in their properties and public buildings in Hackney. 

Apprentice Commercial Gas Engineer x1

Gas Engineering Operative Level 3

The Gas Apprentice will gain the skills and knowledge to work on commercial gas service to provide heating and hot water to properties in the borough. You will learn how to install boilers, radiators and pipework and  assist with the servicing, repairs and maintenance of gas appliances. 

If you have any questions about these apprenticeships, please contact apprenticeships@hackney.gov.uk

About the Hackney Apprenticeship Programme:

Hackney Council’s Apprenticeship Programme is designed to create quality opportunities for Hackney residents and Hackney school leavers. All of our programmes combine work and study towards a mandatory recognised qualification. As an apprentice with us, you will receive a competitive salary, holiday entitlement and a package of support. 

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate: 

  • – A commitment to undertake a qualification.
  • – Passion and enthusiasm.
  • – Reliability.
  • – Good organisational skills.
  • – A desire to deliver a high-quality service to Hackney residents.
  • – The ability to form good working relationships with others.

 

There are more than 100 apprentices at the Council. To find out more about what it is like to be an apprentice at Hackney Council – check out our Apprentice Blog

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

Application Information:

The application will allow you to choose your first and second choice of trades. 

The application form will contain questions which you must answer. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience and relate them to the Job Description. Please take your time and answer these questions as fully as you can. This may make the difference between getting an interview or not.

You do not need to upload a CV.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 20 June 2021

Assessment Session: To be confirmed

All eligible Level 3 applicants will be invited to attend a Maths and English Initial Assessment.

You must be able to attend this session, to progress to the next stage. 

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: Hackneyworksinfo@hackney.gov.uk

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under-represented in our workforce.