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Apprentice Electrician

Job Reference: 377-SITE37242

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£14,494 rising per annum

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Level 3 Electrical Apprentice


Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust is offering an exciting opportunity to join an Apprenticeship Scheme. This provides a role which is an initial 4 year training programme enabling the development of knowledge, skills and the achievement of a nationally recognised Electrical installation and Maintenance qualification. The position will cover all Trust sites: Pinderfields Hospital, Pontefract Hospital, Dewsbury and District Hospital, and the wider community.


This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated outgoing person. The successful applicant would need to demonstrate great caring, communication and teamwork skills plus confidence and professionalism. All these skills will also be developed further as part of the apprenticeship programme. Subject to successful achievement of the apprenticeship the successful applicant will have the skills and knowledge required to apply for any available vacant substantive position.


This attracts an initial salary of £14,494. All course fees will be paid for by the Trust. The apprentice will achieve a level 3 Electrical Apprenticeship.


This is initially a fixed term contract for 4 years until the apprenticeship is successfully completed, with set milestones to be met. On successful achievement of the Apprenticeship, a permanent, substantive vacancy will be available to move into for the right person.


Applicants must be eligible and willing to undertake a Level 3 Apprenticeship and hold GCSE grade 3-9 in English Language and Maths or equivalent qualifications.


There is an eligibility criteria for government funded apprenticeships which requires the applicant to be aged 16+, be a resident in the UK/EU for the last three years. Applicants cannot have achieved a qualification at level 3 or above in the same pathway as this will exempt them from being able to undertake the apprenticeship.


For general information about the Apprenticeship Scheme please contact Debbie Swanston on 01924 543739

For information about this particular job role, please contact Adam Fox

All applicants must be registered or register with JTL Training.

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