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FIXED TERM: 37 hours per week, 48 months (with the option to extend 12 months)
SALARY: £8.40 an hour
LOCATION: Tiverton

We have a vacancy for an apprentice within our Building Maintenance Service.  The trade we are looking to recruit for is plumbing. This apprenticeship is aimed at motivated candidates at the start of their career looking to develop the knowledge and skills needed to become a professional tradesperson.

The successful candidate’s will attend a local College on day release to undertake the Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Apprenticeship. As an Apprentice you will cover the following topics at college and continue to learn and put into practice while on the job –

  • Work safely and be aware of key health, safety and welfare issues.
  • Plan and carry out their work to commercial standards of quality and speed.
  • Move, handle and store resources, such as materials and timber components, complying with relevant legislation & guidance.
  • Interpret and follow verbal and written work instructions from trade supervisors and site managers
  • Select the required materials to carry out the work, such as correct timber, tools and fixings.
  • Access, interpret and use drawings and specifications to carry out their work.

Candidates will ideally have 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above to include maths and English but not a necessity and can be completed alongside the Apprenticeship.  An enthusiasm for their chosen trade and a willingness to learn are essential.

To find out more

To find out more about this role please contact Ben Penney, Commercial Services Manager on 07971 159243 or

For full details please read the Job Description and Person Specification - HB21 - Building Maintenance Apprentice

The Job Description refers to the level of competencies required for this post. For an explanation of what this means, please see Core Competencies.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position.

How to apply

Please download and complete our Job Application Form and send to Alternatively, print and send by post to:

Human Resources
Mid Devon District Council
Phoenix House
Phoenix Lane
Tiverton, Devon
EX16 6PP

Please remember to quote the following post and vacancy numbers:

CLOSING DATE: 23 June at 1:00pm

MDDC reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.  We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We're committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If we've not contacted you within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Thank you for showing an interest in this vacancy and we wish you every success with your on-going job search.

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