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Construction Apprentices - Orbit Group



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7th July 2022

Employer description

Orbit is a fantastic business and one that’s really going places.

Orbit was formed in 1967 with the aim of providing good-quality housing for people who would otherwise not be able to afford to buy their own home. 

Over 50 years later, we are one of the leading housing providers in the UK.  Our services have diversified, our housing portfolio has expanded, and our reputation as an innovator within our sector has grown.  But one thing that has never changed.  Our belief in people and what they can achieve.

We are looking to recruit 2 Construction Apprentices who will mainly be based on construction sites with the occasional time in offices. Each Apprentice will report to our Site Managers and, dependant on what homes will are building and where, you will be based across our construction sites within the East region across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Main description

Our Apprenticeship Programme 
This Apprenticeship is a permanent position from the outset with the actual apprenticeship being a 36month programme. You’ll be welcomed into a team at Orbit where you’ll be supported by your line manager and colleagues as you learn on the job. Our Apprenticeship Programme will provide you with the opportunity to gain the skills, experience and qualifications you need to secure the job you want, whilst getting paid in full time employment. 

You will also have the chance to work as a team with our other Apprentices and deliver your own project, having a real impact on the organisation. Our former Apprentices have delivered a wellbeing programme for our employees, whereas another Cohort implemented their own ideas on how we, as a business, can recruit, attract and retain the Generation Z workforce; both have proven to be a real success across the business

We enable people from every background to achieve their career ambitions, giving them the support, benefits, training and environment they need to thrive at work. You may have just left school, or college, or may be coming to us later on in life, looking to re-train in a new career.

The role of the Apprentice(s) will be to support the Site Management Team in supervising specialist contractors and employees on construction projects. You will also be involved in supporting the Site Managers in the control of health and safety standards on construction projects; record, control and reporting of progress on a construction project; you will support with the control of quality of works on a construction project; understand overall plan for project and measure and record progress against plans; assess and report on quality standards and assist in commissioning of finished construction projects; understand financial and legal constraints and measure and record progress against budget. In time, with the support of the Site Managers, you will also use effective management principles and be able to supervise construction workers.

Our Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16.

Entry Requirements for this particular Apprenticeships are as follows:

For this Higher Apprenticeship you will need 5 GCSE at grades (A*-C/9-4) or equivalent - your Mathematics and English grades must ideally be a Grade C.
Due to the nature of the role, the ability to be able to travel between construction sites.
Desirable (but not essential) is an advanced apprenticeship in a Construction Subject or a BTEC Level 3 in Construction or Civil Engineering this can also include A levels.

The Apprenticeship is a permanent role which will start in September 2022. During your time as an Apprentice, you will gain a Level 4 Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship which is a 36month programme, delivered by West Suffolk College. 

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain great people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of background, age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, religious belief, faith or disability.  As part of our Armed Forces Covenant commitment, we welcome ex-services professionals to consider career opportunities at Orbit.

How to apply

To apply please submit your CV and a Supporting Statement which must detail why you are interested in the role and why we should consider your application. (Please note without a supporting statement we will not consider your application). 

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 31/07/2022


£15,000 Per Annum


This job is located in Norfolk & Suffolk, Norfolk & Suffolk

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About West Suffolk College

West Suffolk College is an ambitious vocational and academic College, with a stunning main campus set in the heart of Bury St Edmunds. We are committed to providing outstanding education to all our students.

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