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Plumbing Level 2 Apprenticeship

Posted on 21 April 2020

  • DirectorateBHCC: Housing, Neighbourhoods and Communities
  • LocationHousing Centre
  • Salary£15,218.54 per annum. Once completed first year National Minimum Wage for your age will apply (but no less than starting salary)
  • ContractApprenticeship
  • Closing DateThis vacancy has closed

Job Summary
Job reference orbis/TP/12642/8241
Positions available 10
Working hours 42.50
Closing date This vacancy has closed
Job category Apprenticeships & Trainee
Organisation Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

A great opportunity for Plumbing level 2 Apprentice to join BHCC new repairs and maintenance team based in the Housing Neighborhood and Communities directorate.

Brighton & Hove City Council’s new housing repairs and maintenance service have an exciting opportunity for 10 Plumbing level 2 Apprentices in. The Department is responsible for the maintenance and Repairs of the council housing stock.

The Plumbing Apprenticeship at level 2 is run by Steve Willis Training who is responsible for supporting you with your learning and carrying out assessments. Your work experience will be linked to the modules and units in your apprenticeship. You will receive additional support from a nominated mentor, throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship.

The duration of the apprenticeship will be 18 months. This may be amended should you have any applicable prior learning.

42.5 hours per week (8am - 5pm Monday - Friday) with 30 min break for lunch.

Basic salary - £12,443.89, you will be paid 5.5 hours of contracted overtime per week at £2,774.65 per annum, totalling the salary above.

About the role

Apprentices will gain knowledge in Basic Plumbing and will learn to carry out a range of plumbing and domestic repairs and installations in occupied and empty properties in line with current legislative standards, performance standards and in accordance with the Council procedures under the guidance of qualified trade employees suited to the current level of training and development.

This will include; install pipes, fixtures, such as sinks, basins and baths and install the supports, and equipment prior to installation. Cutting pipework to exact specification, soldering and bending pipework and assembling fittings relevant to the task.

Apprentices without evidence of level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to completing training and you may be required to take an English and Maths assessment prior to a formal offer being made.

For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.    

Local government salary-related pension offered, a child care voucher scheme as well the benefits of gaining staff discounts around the City and through many of the UK’s largest retailers and accessing other services. As an Apprentice you are also eligible to gain an apprentice NUS card and can take advantage of the Catch the bus4work scheme. Apprentices also have the opportunity to access reduced fares on B&H Buses.

Please note, your application may be shared with the training provider.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

In order to apply for an apprenticeship at Brighton & Hove City Council, you must be a citizen of a country within the European Economic Area, or you must have been ordinarily resident in the EEA for at least the previous three years on the first day of the apprenticeship or have some other residency eligibility status – See Annex A – apprenticeship Funding Rules. If you are resident through a visa, leave to remain or other means please confirm type and that any expiry date covers the duration of the apprenticeship once it is due to start. For further information regarding apprenticeship eligibility please visit:

Company information

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in the service’s workforce.

As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified. 


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