Another new surveyor joins us in the New Year, and we have a long planned and exciting space for two apprentices here in Yorkshire.
From May next year the new national apprenticeship scheme for damp proofing and timber preservation technicians will be available. These lead to an NVQ level 2, with modules available for damp proofing, timber treatment, basement waterproofing and treatment of invasive weeds. It doesn’t stop there though – this is Brick-Tie we’re talking about!
We can’t wait, so ideally, we’d like to have two candidates in place as soon as possible in the new year. This gives candidates a chance to gain experience before the apprenticeship officially launches.
The preservation and masonry repair industry is worth over a billion pounds and Property Care Association member companies like Brick-Tie, account for over one hundred million of that.
The work is manual and technical too. It can include working at height, in confined spaces, indoors outside and in all weathers. Trade skills include, damp proofing, plastering, joinery, timber treatment, wall tie replacement, structural repairs and in our case, some concrete repairs, basement waterproofing and diamond drilling. Safe erection and dismantling of tower scaffolds and mobile elevated work platforms is included.
If that sound a tall order, don’t worry. As Investors in People we are committed to the best training and personal development for our teams. In fact, we’ve been commended for our training three times in the annual PCA awards. We are this year’s PCA Contractor of the Year 2014 too.
The work is challenging and varied. Our teams are multi-skilled like no others. Meet them here and also read the other news pages on this site and our wall tie and structural repair site, to see the sort of thing we do daily, our facebook page will help you see into our company’s soul. Reading through our past newsletters will give a flavour of life as a technician too.
We work on everything from small domestic houses to churches, commercial buildings, offices, underground car parks, tower blocks, schools, universities, cottages, barns and bridges. Clients you deal with daily vary from the general public in their own homes, to council house tenants, property managers, Architects, structural engineers, building surveyors, other tradesman from main contractors or sub-contractors, safety officers, solicitors and teachers.
Some of our best and most valued technicians arrived as young trainees in the 90?s and now form the heart of one of the best property care teams in the UK, that’s official!
As these places are through our Leeds office, candidates must live or have early morning and late afternoon access to the Leeds area, which is where most of our existing technicians live and, where candidates will need to meet each morning and be dropped off at the end of the working day.
Good literacy and basic numeracy is essential. We don’t need academic stars (though they are welcome), but the work involves accurate measurement and of course, reading and understanding safety documents, training literature and technical reports. A big dose of common sense, respect for others and a willingness to work hard for the team and accept our company values is essential.
Rates of pay are to be decided but they will exceed industry averages for certain. Holiday entitlement is four weeks paid per year plus full pay on bank holidays.
If this doesn’t excite you, don’t call us. If you are eager to start and stay the course in this established industry, do please call the office free on 0800 591 541 and let us have your CV.
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