Trades Apprentice (Electrical / Plumbing)

University of York
April 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:£21,745 - £25,822
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Contract Type:fixed-term period (a
Working Time:Full time
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Trades Apprentice (Electrical / Plumbing)


Directorate of Technology, Estates & Facilities


£21,745 - £25,822 per year


Not applicable

Contract status

Fixed term

Hours of work


Based at

University of York campus

Interview date

Successful applicants will be invited for interview shortly after receipt of application

Posted Date


Job Reference



  • 13238 Job Description (Eletrician).pdf (PDF, 226.47kb)

  • 13238 Job Description (Plumber).pdf (PDF, 225.15kb)

  • Role Description About us

    With specialists focused on Information Technology, Estates Development, Estates Operations, and University-wide Facilities, the Directorate of Technology, Estates and Facilities collaborates to deliver solutions across both the physical and digital landscapes.

    Our primary goal is to provide services and facilities that meet the needs both of the University and the broader community, as well as support the University's strategic objectives and commitment to public good by creating a stimulating learning, living and working environment.

    These vacancies are to join our Estates Operations and Maintenance team which includes fully qualified and semi skilled trades colleagues. We currently have 3 Vacancies available, for either an Electrical or Plumbing Apprentice.

    About the role

    Our wider team carries responsibility for the design and management of all major and minor construction projects in the University together with the responsibility for the management of building fabric, services and grounds.

    During this fixed-term period (anticipated at up to 4 years) you will participate in an apprenticeship programme to work towards being a qualified Tradesperson, either Electrician or Plumber. Under supervision, you will undertake planned preventative maintenance and reactive maintenance as part of a multidisciplinary team.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • Successful completion of the training partner's entry requirements and assessment

  • GCSE Maths and English, or equivalent qualification or experience

  • General knowledge of or interest in Electricals, in particular when used within a built environment. (electrician only)

  • A general interest in Plumbing, in particular within a buildings environment (Plumber only)

  • Ability to undertake regular manual work

  • Willingness to attend college on a day release basis

  • Evidence of skills and personal attributes as specified in the job description.

  • Interview date : To be confirmed. Shortlisting and interviewing will be on an ongoing basis for this position.

    This advert will remain open until we have filled all vacancies. Successful applicants will be invited for interview shortly after receipt of application.

    For an informal discussion about the post, please contact: Andy Durrant at [email protected]

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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