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JME Plumbing & Heating Engineers Apprenticeship Vacancy – Chepstow

Employer: JME Plumbing & Heating Engineers

Learning Provider Delivered by JTL

Vacancy Description

As a qualified plumber your work will be varied, you could install service and maintain a range of systems, including heating systems and bathrooms within a domestic environment.
Working with a high degree of responsibility, your duties would typically include:
• working from plans and specifications
• prepare work locations
• position and fix work components
• replace or install new installations including bathrooms and heating systems
• service and maintain systems
• work with customers, contractors and employers, planning the job and agreeing the schedule of work

You will begin your apprenticeship working towards a level 2 qualification before progressing to a level 3. This will include achieving your Technical Certificate by attending a Training Centre on either a day release or block release basis. Your National Vocational Qualification will be achieved by the work you undertake with your employer.

Our services include:
Our highly qualified engineers offer our customers a reliable and high quality service
Our customer care goes way beyond your “first job”
We are based in Chepstow & also cover Caldicot, Magor, Newport, Bristol, Gloustershire and the surrounding areas. We are happy to offer free quotations on any job no matter how big or small
Plumbing • Complete Bathroom Installations • Taps, Drainage, Toilets, Radiators • New Builds • 24hr Emergency call out • Our highly qualified engineers offer our customers a reliable and high quality service
Gas • Boiler Servicing & Repair • Central Heating Installations • Landlord Gas Safety Certificates • Cooker & LPG Installations

Customer satisfaction is our top priority and all of our employees are professional, friendly, honest, and polite. We guarantee all of our work and carry out each job safely, diligently and efficiently to ensure that clients receive high quality, cost effective workmanship that fully meets their needs and expectations.

As a well-respected Employer; we provide a range of services to a variety of existing buildings and new projects. We can also cater for testing and commissioning of any installation.

Please note this employer has requested that Applicants do NOT contact them directly regarding this vacancy, instead please contact their chosen Training Provider, JTL, for any information on free phone 0800 0852 308
Any application or CV sent to the employer directly will not be considered and could invalidate your application for this vacancy.

Key Details

Vacancy Title: Plumbing Apprenticeship

Employer: JME Plumbing & Heating Engineers

Vacancy Location:

92 Bigstone Meadow
Tutshill
Chepstow
Gloucestershire
NP16 7JU

Working Week: 40 Hours

Weekly Wage: £110.00

Number of Vacancies: 2

Vacancy Reference Number: VAC000575502

Key Dates

Closing Date For Applications: 29/03/2015

Interview Begin From: 06/04/2015

Possible Start Date: 13/04/2015

Training

Training to be Provided:

EAL Level 2 NVQ Diploma (QCF)

Learning Provider JTL

Learning Provider Description JTL is the leading work based learning provider to the Building Services Engineering Sector. Established in 1990, JTL currently supports some 5,000 individuals working towards their Advanced Apprenticeship in trades such as Electrical Installation, Plumbing, Engineering Maintenance and Heating & Ventilating.
We have developed long term relationships with over 120 local colleges and some 3,000+ employers, ranging from the very small to national/international contractors within the industry. All JTL associated employers are vetted to ensure they meet robust health and safety requirements and are able to provide the work required to help JTL Apprentices thrive and succeed.
We employ 185 Training Officers, technically qualified and experienced industry professionals, covering every post code in England, who guide our learners throughout the Apprentice journey. Our Training Officers work closely with their Apprentices, providing support from the start through to achievement of all the elements of the Apprenticeship Framework; acting as the Assessor for the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) they visit their Apprentices on a regular basis to monitor progress.
Importantly, before becoming a JTL Apprentice all applicants undertake an initial assessment to ensure that they have the potential to succeed in all aspects of the chosen Apprenticeship. JTL is widely acknowledged as delivering high quality training and is accredited with the Learning & Skills Beacon Status, Matrix Standard, Investors in People and ISO9001/2008.

For further information please visit our website: http://www.jtltraining.com

Contact Details: enquiries@Jtltraining.com | 01978 665401 | http://www.jtltraining.com

Vacancy Type: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship Framework: Plumbing and Heating

This Learning Provider has achieved a sector success rate of 78% for this type of apprenticeship training

Expected Duration: 24 Months

Skills Required

  • Excellent time keeping
    • Able to work independently & as part of a large team
    • Willing to train up to Level 3 qualification
    • Able to travel to and from work
    • Willingness to learn all aspects of the trade

    Knowledge and skills are important and the training is demanding

    Key personal attributes include:
    • good practical skills to work with hand and power tools
    • the ability to follow technical drawings and instructions
    • a methodical approach to work
    • an ability to pay close attention to detail
    • a commitment to keep up to date with industry developments
    • the ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team
    • good communication skills
    • the ability to work at height
    • normal colour vision
    • a thorough understanding of safety rules and regulations
    • Excellent time keeping

Qualifications Required:

No minimum requirements but all candidates must complete the JTL initial assessment requirements but all candidates must complete the JTL initial assessment

Personal Qualities

  • Commitment to the Apprenticeship
    • Good time keeping
    • Previous experience would be an advantage
    • Good team player
    • Excellent customer service
    The work is quite complex. You need to be reasonably physically fit, have good practical aptitude and be willing to learn.
    • Commitment to the Apprenticeship
    • Previous experience would be an advantage
    • Good team player

Important Other Information

  • CV Required
    • Willing to travel away from local area to Jobs
    • Excellent Customer service skills
    • Driver would be an advantage

Applying for this Vacancy
You must ensure you send an up-to-date copy of your CV to enquiries@jtltraining.com in addition to following the application instructions to complete your application for this vacancy.

Please reference the Employer name and Job Role in your email.

The JTL Initial Assessment forms an integral part of your application, if you haven’t already taken and completed one your attendance is mandatory.

We strongly advise you follow this link http://www.jtltraining.com by copying it into the address bar on your browser to download an Assessment Practice Paper to practice questions similar to those in the Assessment.

If you are statemented as dyslexic, or have any other official statement of additional learning needs and require additional support at the JTL Assessment, please contact our Customer Service Team immediately on 01978 665401.

You will also need to provide proof of Colour Vision, please download the JTL Colour Vision Certificate http://www.jtltraining.com and take to your local optician and ask them to carry out the test and complete the form for you. Preferably bring with you to your JTL Initial Assessment or send in to the address on the form.

If you have any questions about your application or this process, please contact us on 0800 085 2308 or enquiries@jtltraining.com

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices is £2.73 per hour from October 2014. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.
The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

Future Prospects:

JME Plumbing & Heating the company now provides Plumbing and contracting services within the Construction Industry, we are looking to grow and progress our team and will continue to offer future progression and training.
The advertised Apprentice wage will increase yearly or upon completion of progressive stages. After initially qualifying at level 2
We would like the suitable candidate to train towards a level 3 qualification which will lead to supervisory roles, senior management positions within the company in the future.
The advertised Apprentice wage will increase yearly or upon completion of progressive stages. After initially qualifying, you could go on to supervisory roles, senior management positions or even running your own business.
JME Plumbing & Heating the company now provides Plumbing and contracting services within the Construction Industry, we are looking to grow and progress our team and will continue to offer future progression and training.
The advertised Apprentice wage will increase yearly or upon completion of progressive stages. After initially qualifying at level 2
We would like the suitable candidate to train towards a level 3 qualification which will lead to supervisory roles, senior management positions within the company in the future.

You must complete the JTL initial assessment.
You may be required to attend an interview with the Employer

College/Sixth Form Interviews: What to Expect

Why is an interview important?

An interview is a chance for you to meet with someone who represents the college. It’s a great way to show your interest in the college, to start a relationship with people there and to show what you’re all about.

Interviews vary according to the type of course, but there are some standard questions you should be ready to answer:

  • What do you know about the subjects you are applying to study?
  • Why are you interested in these subjects?
  • Why do you want to attend this college/sixth form in particular?
  • What can you contribute to this college/sixth form?
  • What extra-curricular activities do you currently do?
  • What are your short-term and long-term goals?
  • What do you like to do in your spare time?
  • Have you ever done any volunteering?
  • What activities do you find most rewarding?
  • What is your favourite book?
  • What do you want to do after leaving college/sixth form?
  • What careers are you considering?
  • What makes you more suitable for the course than another applicant with the same grades?
  • What do you think will be your biggest challenge?
  • What 3 adjectives best describe you?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?

These may all seem pretty basic – but they’ll help open up a discussion and let you show the interviewer how well you’d fit in the course.

Ideas for Answers

Talk about what you’ve learned about the college/sixth form and why you feel it’s the right place for you. (Remember that you have to research a college/sixth form ahead of time to answer this type of question well.  Going to an open evening is a good start!) Discuss your extra-curricular activities and achievements that show your character.

Give examples of how your chosen adjectives describe you. Talk about how you’ve used your strengths to accomplish something. Talk about how you overcome your weaknesses. For example, you can say, “I have a hard time learning new languages, so I set aside more time to study them.”

Think about the why: Why are those activities the most rewarding? Why is a book your favourite? If you have a career in mind, talk about why you’re interested in the subjects you have chosen. Discuss how you think college/sixth form can help you meet your goals. Be sincere and honest in your answer — don’t say things just to impress the interviewer.

Extra Tips

Robert Allan, a depute faculty head at Cumbernauld College, says a successful interview often comes down to attention to detail.

‘Things like being on time, bringing along supporting documents and even appearing interested in what I’m saying are all noted,’ he says. ‘Be aware of the little things – even offensive language in your email address!’

Have a conversation. Don’t try to memorize a script.

  • Ask questions. Do express your interest in the college/sixth form.
  • Be yourself. Don’t try to answer questions based on what you think the interviewer wants to hear.
  • Prepare. Do practice interviews with friends or family. Take turns asking questions.
  • Dress Smartly. Your appearance is part of your first impression.  Dressing smartly shows that you are taking the process seriously and it is important to you.

What’s expected of you

The interviewer wants to see that you’ve thought about all aspects of college/sixth form life. You could talk about things like meeting new people or how you’ll adapt to the change between school and college.

They also want to hear you talk honestly about your choices and achievements. If you didn’t get the result you wanted in a certain exam, you can talk about why that happened and what you’ve learnt from it.

Bring along evidence or documents to show what you’ve achieved, such as exam results or examples of work that you’ve done – anything that says a bit about who you are.

Just ask

If you’ve got questions, don’t be shy! It shows that you’re interested.

Carla Gethin, a department head at City of Glasgow College, says, ‘We understand that you will have hopes for your future so don’t be afraid to ask whether the course you are considering can help you with those goals, even if they are a few years away.’

Remember, the interviewer is not trying to trick you. They just want to hear that you have the maturity to take the next step in your studies and are making the right choice.

GOOD LUCK!

(Sources: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/interviews/college-interviews-practice-questions-and-strategies# and http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/content/nail-your-college-interview)