Leicester City Council runs an apprenticeship scheme for craft trades, which covers plastering, carpentry, painting and decorating, bricklaying, plumbing, electrics and gas servicing and maintenance.
Apprentices are recruited annually, and we usually advertise during April or May of each year, both in local newspapers and on the Jobs and Careers section of our website. There are normally between ten and fifteen vacancies each year.
To find out more, or if you would like to apply, please see Apprentice Maintenance Technician 2012 vacancies
How long is the apprenticeship?
The course lasts five years. At the end of the course the craftsmen and craftswomen will have gained NVQ2 Maintenance Operatives, NVQ2 Gas (Gas Safe Registration) and NVQ2 Domestic Installations (Electrics).
Starting salary is £177.36* per week (£9,222.72 per annum) for under 18s, and £212.88* per week (£11,069.76 per annum) for people aged 18 and over. Subject to passing all appropriate practical and written tests, apprentices then go on to earn the following:
- After 18 months £330.02* per week (£17,161 per annum).
- After a further 18 months (36 months in total) this increases to £337.33* per week (£19,621 per annum).
- After a further 12 months (48 months in total) the weekly salary is £427.33* per week (£22,221 per annum).
- The salary increases again after a further six months (54 months in total) to £489.85* per week (£25,472 per annum).
A fully qualified maintenance technician employed at Leicester City Council will earn a minimum salary of £28,636* per annum.
We are actively seeking applications from men and women from ethnic minority groups. For information about free taster courses for women see our Women in Construction page
Beaumont Leys Training Centre of Excellence
Beaumont Leys Lane
*Correct at 25th January 2012.
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