Apprentice Electrician

Full-time Position

Are you a practical, hands-on person with a good eye for detail? Do you want to learn a construction craft alongside a skilled tradesperson, gaining recognised construction industry qualifications whilst delivering high-quality housing maintenance services to Ipswich Borough Council’s tenanted properties?

Job Description.

Working in people’s homes requires a clean and tidy approach to the task and maintaining good health and safety.  The role also demands effective teamwork, alongside maintaining good communication appropriate to the needs of the customer. You will assist in a range of duties to repair or renew fittings to maintain our housing to a high standard. This role is 37 hours per week: Monday to Friday, and involves early starts, from Gipping House, on Whittle Road.

About you

You will have 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 including Mathematics and English Language and be excited to have the opportunity to undertake further studies to enable you to achieve a recognised Apprenticeship qualification. Consideration will also be given to applicants still in education with a start date of early Summer 2023.

You must be able to follow detailed instructions, always work to the best of your ability; be well organised with good time keeping attending appointments promptly.  In addition, you will need to adopt a methodical approach to your duties which will range from updating records to tidying up before leaving site.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate effective communication skills and an understanding of customer care.

The duration of your Apprenticeship will depend on the trade it is linked to; this will be discussed during the selection process. You will be expected to attend College and on-site assessment will be required.

Hours of work are 37 per week and this role is offered on a fixed term basis.

As well as a good salary, we offer a career average pension scheme, generous holiday and sick pay entitlements, subsidised parking, public transport discounts, free swimming, cycle purchase scheme, plenty of personal and professional development opportunities, flexible working, hybrid working opportunities, Employee Assistance Programme and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

Closing date: 24 February 2023

For more information about this role please contact Graham Hornsby on 01473 432735 or via email

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role:

Job Description and Person Specification

The selection process will be an interview.

The assessment/interview process will be carried out either in person or remotely via Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams week commencing 13th March 2023.


Grafton House – Ipswich



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Fixed Term

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