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What is an apprenticeship?

At Ian Williams we run a number of Level 2 & 3 apprenticeship programmes lasting at least 3 years. An apprenticeship includes a:

Diploma – Where our apprentices go to college at least once a week, to study the technical side of their chosen trade, completing workbooks and exams as they learn.

NVQ – For the remaining days our apprentices work on site with our experienced teams learning practical skills. This is when they build their NVQ portfolio taking photos, video and writing about how they achieve each task.

Functional/Essential Skills – If our apprentices haven’t achieved GCSE grades C/4 or above in Maths and English, they also complete Functional/Essential Skills in Communication and/or Application of Numbers.

What’s in it for you?

  • Earn money whilst you learn your chosen trade.
  • Work hard and you will complete your Levels 2 and 3, being rewarded for your hard work with pay increases.
  • Learn your trade by working with our expert teams on site.
  • A support network both inside and outside the business.
  • Joining a company where the people at the top started their careers as apprentices, so, working hard can really pay off!
  • Once you’ve completed your Level 3, if everything has gone to plan, there is a strong possibility of being offered a permanent contract as an operative.
  • Work on different sites in different locations, doing different jobs.
  • Developing not just your knowledge and skills but growing as an individual.
  • Being able to stand back and be proud of your work and making a difference to someone’s home or the school you are working on.

How do I apply?

Now you’ve decided an apprenticeship is for you, how do you apply for one with Ian Williams?
Click on the link at the bottom of the page and attach your CV AND a cover letter to apply successfully. You can attach both documents by clicking on ‘browse’ and once you have uploaded one document you can upload another.  If you prefer you can copy and paste your cover letter into the ‘supporting statement’ box.

Once we receive your CV AND cover letter, we will review your application and score against the below ten points. The more evidence you can provide against these points, the higher your score and the more likely you are to be interviewed!
Please read the ten points carefully. There is one point for:

  1. Giving us your full contact details including your name, home address, email address and phone number (preferably mobile). You must give all of these contact details to get the point.
  2. Attaching a cover letter. The next 4 points relate to what you write in your cover letter.
  3. Telling us in your cover letter why you have applied for an Ian Williams apprenticeship.
  4. Telling us in your cover letter why you are applying for your chosen trade apprenticeship (painting, plumbing etc).
  5. Telling us in your cover letter what you think an apprenticeship involves.
  6. Telling us in your cover letter what you think makes a good applicant for an Ian Williams apprenticeship.
  7. Attaching a CV. The next 3 points relate to what you write in your CV.
  8. Telling us in your CV your grades or predicted grades for your GCSEs or equivalents. Listing all your subjects with no grades will not score the point.
  9. Telling us in your CV if you achieved a grade 4 or above in Maths and English (grade 6 in Maths for electrician apprentices.)
  10. Telling us in your CV if you take part in any sociable hobbies or competitive sports. Examples where you would score a point (but are not limited to) include:
    • Scouts/cadets/guides
    • Playing for a football/rugby/hockey team
    • Singing in a choir/song group
    • Volunteering

To apply for the Ian Williams apprenticeship scheme, click here. You will need to select the region you want to work in (South West, London, Wales etc) and under these regions are listed all the apprenticeships we have available in that area. You may have to scroll through other available jobs until you find the apprenticeship positions.
Applications close at midnight on Friday 17th August 2018. Good luck!

Due to the large number of applicants we cannot contact unsuccessful candidates. Therefore, if you have not heard from us by the 31st August 2018, please assume you will not be invited to interview.