We're Number One!

We are delighted to announce that we are the Number One Housing Association to work for in the UK, Best Companies 2022.
Not only that, we have achieved, for the second year running, the ‘Outstanding’ 3 Star accreditation, the highest standard of workplace engagement, representing organisations that truly excel.  We are also Number 15 in the Top 100 Large Companies to work for and Number 14 in the North West Regional lists. 
We are rated G1/V1 by the Regulator for Social Housing.

Apprentice Joiner (2 roles)

  • Application closing date: 08 Jul 2022 12:00
  • Job Type: Current Vacancies

Job Description

Directorate of Property Services
Apprentice Joiner (2 roles)
£18,770 - £19,813 (depending on age)
40 Hours per week (to be worked flexibly in line with business needs)
Working across various locations within Cheshire & Warrington 

Are you looking to take your first step into a trades career?

Are you looking for an exciting apprenticeship where you can work in a busy role as part of a supportive trade team?

Are you keen to work for the Number One Housing Association in the UK (as listed in ‘Best Companies’ employee engagement listing)?

Then we might just have the roles for you! We’re looking for 2 enthusiastic individuals that want to begin a trade-based career with the core skills of joinery. These roles are a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to the communities we support and to kick-start your career.

Your Opportunity

Our apprenticeships provide a stepping-stone and a solid foundation to pursue a career within the field of joinery. We offer the opportunity to develop a multi-skilled knowledge base across a range of domestic building tasks, whilst understanding the importance of delivering an excellent customer focused service.
Our trade-based apprenticeships will last for 4 years, allowing time for you to gain a recognised NVQ or equivalent qualification, plus benefiting from practical experience and mentoring from our existing team of highly skilled trade staff. You’ll get paid time off to attend college to get your NVQ.

You’ll join us as a permanent employee, and will work across our responsive, planned, and empty homes teams, whilst also benefitting from experience on our new development schemes with well-known development companies like Jones Homes, Morris Homes and Lane End, to name a few.

This experience will prepare you for an ongoing role at the Trust when your apprenticeship ends.

Your Benefits

We will expect a lot and we know you will do some great work, so we will give you a lot back!

  • A competitive starting salary dependent on age, with incremental rises over the 4 years.
  • 25 – 31 days annual leave plus UK public bank holidays.
  • A defined contribution pension scheme (providing you meet the eligibility requirements).
  • An Employee Assistance Programme to help you balance work, family, and personal life.
  • An annual Personal Development and Wellbeing Allowance.
  • Uniform and tools all provided.
  • A great experience, working with colleagues that are passionate about the services we provide to our customers.
  • Excellent ongoing learning opportunities.

Our Successful Candidates

We’re looking for reliable, and responsible team players with strong communication skills and a commitment to excellent customer service. Working in a fast-paced and busy environment, you’ll also need to be able to manage your time, be adaptable, self-motivated, positive, and proactive. 

We’re here to help!

Our dedicated Work Team who specialises in supporting people into work will have a friendly chat with anyone interested in these roles. They’ll chat to you about the apprenticeships available & what they involve. They can then provide support with writing or updating your CV. There will be great amount of interest in these roles so your CV really needs to stand out.

They will also help with producing a cover letter which helps you to demonstrate why you are a good match for this and other apprenticeship opportunities, plus helping with interview skills & confidence building; we would all benefit from this before an interview!

Our Work Team Advisors will go through what you might be asked, how to sell yourself, what to wear and how to prepare.

We would advise everyone to contact the Work Team before applying- the more that you know the better placed you will be to prepare for this brilliant opportunity. Simply email Workteam@wvht.co.ukor text/phone Emma on 07919 566049 with your contact details and we will arrange a time to ring you for a chat.

How to apply

Please visit our website at www.wvht.co.uk to access the job information pack.

If you’re interested, don’t delay! Click here: Apprentices Trade Joiner Job Information Pack.pdf[pdf] 471KB to download the Job information pack for further information.

To apply, send your CV to careers@wvht.co.uk with a covering letter (max. 2 pages), explaining how you’re a great fit for our business.

Please ensure that you have the right to work in the U.K and meet the Government criteria for apprenticeships - see https://www.gov.uk/become-apprentice

Closing date for applications:         Friday 8th July 2022 (12 noon)  

(Please be aware that applications received after this time will not be considered)

Assessment & Interview Date:        20th or 21st July 2022

Please be advised this role requires a Basic Disclosure Barring Service Check.

We may conduct social media checks from sources such as Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn to assist us in our assessment of your suitability for the role.

Please note due to the high volume of applications we are unable to respond to all unsuccessful applicants. If you haven’t heard from us within 3 weeks of the vacancy closing date, unfortunately we will not be pursuing your application further. We appreciate your interest in Weaver Vale Housing Trust and the time you have invested in applying to us.

Those applicants that consider themselves to have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.  Please confirm within your application if you consider yourself to have a disability.

In line with the Trust’s Disclosure & Barring Policy, please confirm if you have any current convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

The Trust invites applications from all members of the community, irrespective of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, religion or disability.

Employment Details

  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Pay: £18,770 - £19,813 (depending on age) Annually
  • Vacancies: 2