Trades Apprenticeship Recruitment – 2019

Full Time
Posted 3 months ago

If you’re looking for a high quality Apprenticeship where you can earn whilst you learn – gaining experience and qualifications in a supportive and well established organisation, we’d love to hear from you!

Our trade apprenticeships scheme is one of the best.  Over 97% of our past trade apprentices have gone on to secure a job with us, with many winning regional and national awards.

We’re looking for people with the dedication and enthusiasm who are committed to providing our customers with the best possible service and keen to achieve a professional qualification, gaining invaluable hands-on experience along the way.

In return we’ll provide you with ongoing support, access to our in-house training programme and high-quality work experience in housing maintenance and repairs.  Day to day you’ll work on a range of different types of properties, undertaking repairs and improvement works to customers’ homes and preparing empty properties ready for new tenants.  This involves moving and handling equipment and materials, using a variety of tools, working at heights using ladders and scaffolding and working outdoors – at all times of the year!

To succeed you’ll demonstrate your ability for practical work, along with great communication skills, the ability to follow instructions and work as part of a team.  You’ll also need to prove your commitment to work hard, attend college regularly and meet coursework deadlines.

This year, we’re offering 9 trades apprenticeship opportunities across four different trades with the opportunity to gain experience in your chosen trade, whilst studying for either an NVQ level 2 or 3 (depending on trade).  You’ll work under the supervision and direction of a dedicated mentor, giving you continual support and equipping you with the skills, knowledge, confidence and behaviours to progress and succeed in your trades career.

Apprentices commit to a 2, 3 or 4 year apprenticeship depending on their chosen trade.

Our Apprenticeships:

Apprentice Bricklayer – 3 opportunities available

Working alongside an experienced Bricklayer, you’ll help support our responsive repairs, voids and planned maintenance teams to carry out all aspects of bricklaying work to our properties.

Apprentice Electrician – 3 opportunities available

Initially working with an experienced Electrician, the electrical apprentice will support our responsive, planned, empty homes and capital repairs teams to carry out a range of electrical works to our properties, including replacement of sockets, wiring and electrical testing.

Apprentice Gas Fitter – 2 opportunities available

Our apprentice Gas Fitters will join our highly successful gas team – year on year, we have a 100% gas servicing record for our properties. You will carry out a wide range of gas servicing, repair, replacement, installation work to a range of appliances, central heating systems, gas and solid fires, boilers and other appliances.  You’ll also work alongside our private gas servicing team, helping to carry out works to private properties across the borough.

Apprentice Roofer – 1 opportunity available

Working alongside our responsive, planned maintenance teams, our apprentice Roofer will maintain and repair our properties by carry out all aspects of roofing work .To include flat and tiled roofs, replacement of flashing, pointing and repair of chimney pots as directed.

About St Leger Homes

We are an award winning company which provides excellent Property Services across Doncaster.  We provide a comprehensive management service to over 20,000 properties and strive to maintain excellent standards of service. We employ over 800 staff in a wide variety of roles, including Apprenticeships and Student Placements. We work in partnership with Doncaster Council, our customers and other agencies to build confident communities.

We value our employees and we continually invest in the support and development of all our staff. Working here will offer you the chance to work in an exciting and rewarding environment, helping to provide a valued service to our employees and the community.

Our offer:

  • Paid 2, 3 or 4 year apprenticeship (depending on chosen trade)
  • Starting salary of £9353 upwards (pay award pending) – depending on age and chosen trade.
  • One on One and team mentorship/support
  • On the job training
  • Paid college tuition fees
  • Relevant external and in-house training and development
  • 26 days paid annual leave
  • Challenging and meaningful work with the opportunity to put your learning into practice

Please be aware that unfortunately we will be unable to accept an application if you have already achieved an NVQ qualification in your chosen trade. If you have any queries about this please e-mail

Applications from St. Leger Homes tenants and their families are welcome.

Application Process:

As part of your application, you’ll be asked to give examples of your potential to succeed and what you can bring to the role. You can use the attached job descriptions and person specifications for more details of each role and what we’re looking for.

Interview Dates:

  • Skills Testing – w/c 20th May 2019 and 27th May 2019
  • Interviews – w/c 18th June 2019 and 25th June 2019

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the roles or the selection process, please e-mail

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Job Features

Job CategoryApprenticeships
Closing Date30/04/19

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