Job details

Apprenticeships - Skilled Trades

Closing date: 15/02/2021

Salary: £4.55 - £8.72 per hour

Employment type: Apprenticeships

Hours per week: 37

Apprentice (3 posts)

Electrical, Plumbing or Plastering 

37 hours per week contract, based in Preston
£4.55 - £8.45 per hour, dependent on age

The company…

Community Gateway is a forward thinking and innovative housing association, managing over 6000 homes in and around Preston and creating communities where people want to live.   What we do really matters, and each and every one of our colleagues matters too.    We expect a lot from you but we give a lot in return and aim to make our employee experience second to none.

The opportunity has arisen for three apprenticeships in our Gateway Property Care team giving you the opportunity to earn whilst undertaking work based training in electrical, plumbing or plastering.   

The candidates…

We are looking for individuals with a keen interest in their trade area who are reliable and punctual. The ability to use initiative and find innovative solutions to customers' problems is really important.  You must be willing to learn and develop as you undertake a relevant trade qualification along with on-the-job experience. 

The perks…

For starters you will be working for a great organisation that truly cares about our special team of people. As well as a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement, we offer impressive office facilities based on Preston docks. We also provide a range of benefits for a rewarding career including a health cash plan, pension scheme, birthday leave and cycle to work scheme.

Inclusive recruitment…

Community Gateway Association is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, we promote equality and challenge discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.  Applicants who meet the shortlisting benchmark and who have a disability or who are from a BAME background will be interviewed. 

As your potential new employer, we are really interested in what awesome skills and experience you can bring to this role.  We don’t divulge any of your personal details to our recruiting managers during the recruitment process, to ensure anonymity.

Support with your application…

Our Employability Skills team are ready to help applicants who meet their eligibility criteria.  For more information, see our 'Work for Us' section on the website or alternatively, call 0800 953 0213 or email before you apply. 

If this opportunity to join one of our high performing teams sounds like the perfect role for you, we want to know all about you. Follow the ‘apply for job’ link and get to work on your application, tell us why we need you on our team.

Closing date for applications:  Sunday 14th February 2021 at midnight
Interview/Assessment:  TBC

Due to a high volume of applications for these posts, we may bring the closing date forward.  You are encouraged to complete your application as soon as possible if you wish to be considered for these vacancies.

Please note that there is one application for all trade areas and you will be asked to select which role(s) you wish to be considered for on the application form. 

The Community Gateway Association Group only collects and processes personal data that is necessary for us to offer you a service or perform our duties as an organisation. The data you provide on your application is used to enable Community Gateway to assess your suitability for employment in a specific role(s).  Our legal basis for collecting the information is your consent. If at any point you wish to withdraw your consent in relation to CGA collecting and sharing your data you can contact the People Services Team on 0800 953 0213.

If you would like to know more about how we process personal data and your rights in relation to data protection, please visit and click on the “Data Protection” link at the bottom of any page on the website. Alternatively, for further information, please contact the Business Assurance Team on 0800 953 0213.


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