Apprentice Roofer - W Whitesides LTD - REF: KA 050

Company overview:

"W Whitesides Ltd have been trading for over 40 years. We are a family-owned business offering reactive building maintenance services to the hospitality industry, hotels and schools.
The business has opened a roofing division in the last 12 months and we are happy to be in the position to offer a full-time apprentice role."

The successful candidate will be trained in:

  • Roof tiling
  • Flat roof systems, liquid and felt
  • Lead flashing
  • Sand and cement pointing
  • Soffits, Facias and rainwater outlets
  • Working at height safely
  • Mechanical access equipment (IPAF)
  • Tower Scaffolding (PASMA)

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Must be able to complete an apprenticeship framework in two years at Bolton College

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Working towards or achieved a full UK driving licence
  • Intelligent
  • Perficient in the use of mobile technology 
  • Capable of working within and as part of a team
  • Physically fit and capable of manual labour
  • Good head for heights
  • Content with working outdoors all year round
  • Pride in yourself, your looks, your demeanour and your works
  • Self-Motivated  

Location: Huyton                                         
Contracted hours: 40hrs per week                                  
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage       

Closing date: 12 July 2021       

How to apply: 
1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Return it via email to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

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