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Apprentice Technician

  1. Operations / Technical Services
  2. Full-time

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Pontefract, England, United Kingdom

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Peter Cox - Apprentice Technician

Permanent, full-time role, Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Location - Working from our Leeds branch

Basic salary of £13,770 with opportunities to make bonus after the 1st year

Potential of working all over England dependent on workload and staying away from home

Ready to Make a Move? Let Us Help! - If you're living more than 2 hours away from this role's location and gearing up or willing to settle into a nearby permanent residence, we may be able to offer you a relocation package. You could receive up to £5,000, tailored to your specific needs.


Rentokil Property Services which incorporates Peter Cox Ltd, Rentokil Property Care Limited and Wise Property Services are part of the Rentokil Initial group. We are the UK’s market leaders in damp proofing, waterproofing, timber preservation and wall stabilisation.

We have recently been ranked #24 in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Awards 2022 , including being voted Glassdoors Best Place to Work in 2020 Employees Choice and we were also voted Top Rated Workplace in 2019 by Indeed.

Peter Cox provides homes and businesses across the UK with the very best property preservation service. We have the highest of health and safety standards to keep our colleagues and our customers as safe as possible. Our colleagues get the chance to help with the surveying, treatment and prevention of structural issues to businesses' and customers' homes, protecting the lives of those they assist.

We are a government accredited learning organisation; we deliver the best training, qualifications and opportunities to our people. This means that as soon as you walk in the door, we spend time making sure you are an expert in your field. There will be opportunities to broaden your skill set through a host of courses provided internally. Fancy a promotion in the future? The skills you learn can prepare you for managerial positions! We are great believers at promoting from within and most of our Managers started their careers with us as Technicians.

The role of an Apprentice Technician;

As an Apprentice Technician, you’ll be servicing our customers across the Yorkshire area. Travel further afield may also be required, subject to workload.

What will you be doing?

  • You will strip and replace timber floors, door frames, architraves, windows and doors
  • You will be required for the removal of plaster, prior to installing damp proof courses
  • You will be required to carry out timber treatments such as woodworm sprays and fungal decay work
  • There may be an element of patch plastering involved in this role
  • Our specialist technicians also carry out basement waterproofing work, and structural defects repairs, such as wall tie installation and crack-stitching

In your first year, you will be working with an Apprentice Mentor who will teach you the skills to become a world class Property Services Technician. You will be enrolled on to our Internal Customer Services Apprenticeship Scheme which will teach you the people skills needed for such a dynamic service role. Our business is measured on the highest level of customer service and after twelve months, you may be enrolled onto a nationally recognised Joinery or Plastering Apprenticeship dependent upon the business need.

Requirements:

We would love you to have:

  • A can-do attitude, and able to use your own initiative in tricky situations
  • Great communication and customer service skills with a keen, enthusiastic and friendly approach
  • Passionate about delivering a world class service to our customers
  • Willingness to work in a practical role where you will “get your hands dirty”
  • Ability to work at heights and in confined spaces

Although we do not need you to have a UK driving licence for this role, we will expect you to gain your licence within the first 12 months of your employment with us or this can restrict grading moving forward.

Benefits:

  • A competitive starting apprentice salary package of £13,770
  • Grading promotions that increase your basic salary based on your performance
  • Benefits such as access to friends and family discount scheme called RI Rewards where you could earn discounts in over 3000 retailers
  • The opportunity to work within a diverse, fast-paced, and growing company
  • Option to contribute into a private healthcare plan

If you’ve read this far, you must click apply! We can’t wait to hear from you.

Rentokil Initial are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to creating a diverse working environment. To find out how we process your data view our careers privacy policy here.

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