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Plumb­ing Apprentice

Job description

Nottingham University Hospitals are looking to recruit a Plumbing apprentice to train and work on their premises carrying out a variety of maintenance and installation work. Positions at both Nottingham University Hospital City and QMC Campuses.

Positions at both Nottingham University Hospital City and QMC Campuses.

Whilst training and learning essential skills during your apprenticeship, you will under the guidance of the team and be required to fulfil the following duties:

Operational responsibilities:


  • Interpret and work form written and verbal instructions, detailed engineering drawings and specifications appropriate to the trade. Be accountable for you own professional actions, not directly supervised. Ensure compliance with all statutory regulations including Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the HSC Approved Code of Practice for the Control of Legionella [L8] + HSG274.
  • To have an understanding of the relationship of other craftsmen’s work to his/her own and provide training, technical advice/support to trainees and maintenance assistants.
  • Participate in the Estates Department’s plumbing on-call rota [365 days, 24/7, 1 week in 4]. Use sound professional judgment in responding, without supervision, to plumbing, sewage and all water services emergencies throughout the hospital, service voids and site.
  • To be able to work unsupervised mainly within confined hazardous service voids, also sterile environments such as pharmacy aseptic, operating theatre suites and TSC clean rooms, being aware of, and using departmental procedures.
  • To operate and control a work issue, control feedback system, i.e., plan boards (or other compatible system) within present procedures.
  • To participate in/learn new procedures, new technology, in order to improve methods of works so increasing Department efficiency and utilisation.
  • To carry out surveys, compile data and reports as required by Team Leader (within current practices).
  • To carry out such duties as may be delegated by his/her Team Leader (which are within his/her capabilities after being suitably trained).
  • To maintain and efficiently run plant and equipment
  • To maintain the security and maintenance of tools and equipment supplied by the Trust under his/her control.
  • Supply, in good order, all hand tools appropriate to the trade.
  • Record accurately all data in connection with PPM, labour management and other management data systems.
  • The Post-holder will be responsible for carrying out PPM tasks and duties in accordance with present day practices.
  • To be able to work alongside and contribute to other trades within the Estates Department.
  • To be able to maintain a pleasant co-operation with all hospital staff, patients and visitors.
  • Carry out such work necessary in order to provide the correct information necessary within management systems.
  • To work flexibly including overtime and out of hour’s duties when requested by the Team Leader.
  • Advise the Team Leader of any deficiencies of materials and equipment.
  • Any other duties as may be necessary to ensure the efficient operations of the Directorate of Estates & Facilities and Nottingham University Hospitals.
  • To be aware of safe work practices concerning sewage spilled blood/faeces, contaminated areas and equipment such as lab equipment, and macerators.
  • Demonstrate competence in the organisation and implementation of safe isolation and working procedures in an acute hospital environment where patient wellbeing often depends on correctly functioning engineering services.

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 05/10/2022

Possible start date: 06/10/2022

Skills required

  • Communication skills
  • Organisation skills
  • Team working
  • Team working
  • Initiative

Qualifications required

  • GCSE or equivalent English 4/C or above (Essential)
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths 4/C or above (Essential)

Training provided

Apprenticeship as agreed.

In company induction on starting and ongoing health & safety training relevant to the role and equipment used within role.

Level 3 Plumbing & Domestic Heating Technician qualification.

Future progression

The business is keen to develop the successful candidate's individual skills and be fully engaged with their ongoing career and skills development.

Employer information

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is based in the heart of Nottingham and provides services to over 2.5 million residents of Nottingham and its surrounding communities. We also provide specialist services for a further 3-4 million people from across the region.

Address details:

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Hucknall Rd

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Reference number VAC1000089085
Working week Monday – Friday, 08:30 – 17:00.
Total hours per week: 37.5
Expected duration 48 Months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £9,379.50 (Annually)

Wage explained

Appren­tices are paid for their nor­mal work­ing hours and train­ing that’s part of their appren­tice­ship (usu­al­ly one day per week).