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Multi-Trade Apprentice

Job Introduction

Calling all York based natural multi-taskers!!  

If you want to develop a real variety of core building services and kick start your career in the trade environment, you’ve come to the right place! We have an amazing opportunity to join us as a Multi-Trade Apprentice, earn as you learn from our fabulous Repairs & Investment Delivery teams!  

We have big plans for the future here at Yorkshire Housing and growing talent to support our customers across a range of trades plays a huge part in ensuring we can revolutionise our customer service offer.  We’ll invest in you, our expert team will be on hand to support you through growing your technical and personal skills, all while working towards a Level 2 Property Maintenance Qualification. Exciting right? 

 

What will I be doing? 

This is an exciting opportunity where you’ll be doing something different every day and flexing your multi-trade skills and developing them daily. Our Empty Homes team work on site projects, whether this is kitchen refits for some of our current housing stock, or new bathroom installations. And our Building Service teams work in our customers’ homes fixing repairs or making upgrades.  

So, you’ll get a real variety of exposure and get involved in a variety of multi-trade work (plumbing, joinery, plastering and decorating) helping to improving the homes of our Yorkshire Housing customers.  

Your day to day might look something like this: 

  • Supporting the team with providing high quality internal and external building, plumbing, joinery, and decorative services 
  • Providing excellent customer service, treating all customers with respect, kindness and a friendly face 
  • Producing accurate and timely information or records on the work undertaken 
  • Playing an active part, in achieving high first-time fix on repairs, making every attempt to complete responsive repairs at the first visit 

Full details can be found in the attached role profile if you want to know more about what you’ll be getting up to. 

 

What you’ll bring to the role 

  • GCSE Grade C/Level 4 in English and Maths 
  • Enthusiasm for developing a variety of new skills  
  • Passionate about growing a career in multi-skilled trades 
  • Good practical skills with a methodical approach to work 
  • Driven and self-motivated 
  • Passionate about doing the right thing, not the easy thing 
  • Ability to manage own workload and meet deadlines 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Excellent teamworking skills 

It would be a bonus if you had 

  • Experience of working in a similar role (maybe you have a family friend you help out in your spare time who works in trades – make sure to pop that on your application!) 
  • A full UK driving licence 

If you’re sat there thinking, I can’t quite bring everything to the role that they’re asking for, but I’m pretty confident I have a ton of other skills that make me stand out… Don’t let the bullet points put you off, we’re a friendly bunch and want to get the best people in the best roles and if that’s you, we’d love to hear from you! 

 

A bit more about us  

At Yorkshire Housing, we own and manage over 20,000 homes across the Yorkshire region. Providing our customers with a place they’re proud to call home is at the core of what we do. But our service doesn’t stop when the keys are in the door.  

As we continue to develop new homes and our customer base expands, it’s more important than ever that we have the right people on the front line ensuring our customers have homes and spaces to be proud of – this is where you come in!  

 

What’s in it for you?  

In return, we offer a salary of £12,753 per annum for first 12 months then progressing in line with National Minimum Wage in year 2 for 37.5 hours per week, 25 days annual leave (rising annually to 30 days) plus Bank Holidays.   

We also work (truly) flexibly, and believe work is something you do, not somewhere you go.  

But that’s not all. We offer a reward package to suit everyone. At YH, you can claim back for prescriptions, eye tests and more with our cash plan, make the most of a variety of retail discounts and take advantage of our pension scheme where we’ll match your contributions up to 9%, just to name a few.  

Our people’s health and wellbeing are one of our top priorities, and you can make the most of our readily available wellbeing support package. This includes access to a library of free fitness classes, as well as an instant My GP service and free counselling sessions with a trained professional.  

  

So, now you’re really interested?  

At YH, we’re actively building a work environment that’s inclusive as well as diverse, where everyone can contribute their best work and be themselves. We believe difference is what makes us stronger and recognise the importance of our teams reflecting the communities we serve, so we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds for this role.  

If you require additional support with your application, or have any further questions, please contact our recruitment team via email at recruitment@yorkshirehousing.co.uk.  

 

The fine print  

The closing date for applications will be 17/04/2024, but we might close it early if we get lots of fab candidates, so don’t hang around. As this role is an apprenticeship, it’s a 24 month fixed contract, but once your fully qualified we’d work with you to secure you an opportunity with us at Yorkshire Housing as we know good talent when we see it! 

Please remember to complete your application is as much detail as possible, if your CV isn’t the most detailed, your application is your time to shine! 

We know not everyone excels at interviews which means we don’t always get the best out of people in a traditional interview. So, as you can probably tell we don’t do things the ‘typical’ way here at Yorkshire Housing so the next step of the process will involve a super exciting assessment centre approach where we get to see you face to face! 

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