Craft Apprentice (Various Trades)

The Leys Depot, Brierley Hill. DY5 3UP
Varies dependent on age and trade
23 Apr 2021
06 May 2021
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Dudley Council Construction apprentices develop professional, technical and practical skills, knowledge and confidence and an opportunity to gain a recognised qualification via our Apprenticeship Programme. Dudley Council is recognised as the highest recruiter of apprentices in the Black Country.

So if you are interested and hold qualifications with Estimated/Actual Grades ‘C’ or above (or equivalent) in 4 or more subjects, including Mathematics and English here are some good reasons to start your Apprenticeship with Dudley Council:-

    • Earn while you learn

  • Achieve recognised qualifications and real work experience

  • Benefit from ongoing and personalised support working with experienced mentors

  • Develop your skills and improve your prospects

  • Perfect start to your career

Dudley Councils Craft Construction Apprenticeship programme will provide you with an exciting alternative to full-time education and create an opportunity for you to gain valuable work experience, skills and qualifications with one of the largest employers in the area.  

Visit Dudley MBC website for further information:


2 x Bricklaying level 2, 3 x Carpentry level 2 and 5 x Plumbing level 3 apprenticeships are available. Interviews will be held June with the apprenticeship starting beginning September

Salary:  varies dependant on age/trade:

Hours: 37 per week

  • First Year: 16-17: £10,209.04 per year 18+: £14,849 per year

  • Each with increments dependent on performance and throughout the apprenticeship

Training Providers: Dudley College, Walsall College

Apprentices will be released from the workplace to attend college usually one day per week, although from time to time they may attend extra days or for block weeks.

Fixed Term contract dependent on trade qualifications agreed and qualifications already achieved which can be accredited to the apprenticeship standard.

As an apprentice, you will develop a wide range of skills to prepare you for your future career. Once you have learnt the basics you will be given the opportunity to gain more responsibility, putting new skills into practice.

“The apprentice will follow the National Apprenticeship Standard which will include:

  • Main trade qualification to level 2: either brickwork or carpentry; or plumbing level 3

  • Key Skills Application of Number and Communication (if required)

In addition, in some cases we may offer:

  • An extension to the level 2 apprenticeship to complete a second complimentary trade qualification to level 2 (an additional two years)

Additional employer requirements training to include mandatory training such as:

  • Health and Safety related training

  • Infection Control

  • Moving and Handling

For an informal discussion please contact Diane Awkati on 01384 814038

Your application will be scrutinised to help us to decide whether to invite you to interview, so please ensure you follow the guidance provided so that all sections are completed fully and it truly reflects you.

NB: We reserve the right to close vacancies before the advertised date if a large number of applications have been received.

On the application form please indicate the type of apprentice trade  you are applying for in the section where you are required to demonstrate how you meet the criteria.

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