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Apprentice Picture 2011
Apprentice Picture 2011
How long is the apprenticeship?
How much does an apprentice earn? 
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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.   

 

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, Gas Safe Registration and Domestic Installations (Electrics).

How much does an apprentice maintenance technician earn?

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 £17,333* per annum
  • After a further 18 months (36 months in total) this increases to £19,817* per annum
  • After a further 12 months (48 months in total) this increases to £22,443* per annum
  • The salary increases again after a further six months to £25,727* per annum

A fully qualified maintenance technician employed at Leicester City Council will earn a minimum salary of £28,922* per annum.

 

Free craft trade taster courses

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.

Contact us:

Beaumont Leys Training Centre of Excellence

Housing Services

Beaumont Leys Lane

Leicester

LE4 2BF

 

 

*Correct at August 2013.

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