Construction Apprentice

Location East
Hours 36.25 hours
Salary £15,000
Contract Permanent
Division Orbit Homes


Orbit Homes is committed to building high quality, affordable homes and building thriving communities. Construction is a multi billion pound industry where the days are often long, its hard work but being part of the end result is extremely rewarding. So if you like working outdoors, you are a team player and would like to kickstart your career in construction then this apprenticeship could give you ‘concrete results’! - if this sounds like you, read on to find out more ….


We invest heavily in our apprentices because we want them to be the future of our business. We are looking for apprentices who are driven, hardworking and demonstrate Orbit’s values. If you want to be a part of our vision, why not join us and apply for this exciting role?


About Orbit … who we are

Orbit is one of the UK’s foremost housing groups creating thriving communities within a growing portfolio of over 44,500 affordable and social rent homes largely throughout the Midlands, East and South of England. We manage a portfolio of high quality, sustainable homes to over 100,000 customers in differing stages of life, from first timers to enhanced supported living. For over 50 years we’ve been a force for positive changes, particularly during the country’s continuing housing and residential challenges.


We place our customers at the heart of what we do, continually invest in our communities and creating great places to live, work and play. We work hard, collaboratively with our partners to answer the varied needs of our society supporting our customers’ happiness, health and wellbeing. Our vision is to lead in building thriving communities, and we believe everyone is entitled to a good quality home that they can afford in a place that they are proud to live. We’re proud to be part of our communities and give back over £5 million each year back to make a positive difference in people’s lives.


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

We are looking to recruit a Construction Apprentice 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.


The role of the Apprentice 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.


What We Offer

The Apprenticeship is a permanent role which will start in September/October 2021. 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 offer an excellent flexible benefits package including private medical insurance, discounted dental insurance, gym membership, generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days plus bank holidays) and pension scheme.

Can I Apply?

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.


Orbit is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.

Key dates:

Closing date for receipt of applications: 22 August 2021

Please note that we may close this advert earlier than the above date if we receive a sufficient number of applications. Early applications are therefore advised.

Virtual interviews are to be held via Microsoft Teams on: 3 September 2021
Start date: September/October 2021

You can find further information on the Orbit website - https://www.orbit.org.uk/graduate-and-apprenticeship-opportunities/apprenticeships
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 to https://jobs.talent.dynamics.com/jobs/orbitgroupltd/7/316/apply