Orbit is a fantastic business and one that's really going places.
Orbit was formed in 1967 with the aim of providing good-quality housing for people who would otherwise not be able to afford to buy their own home.
Over 50 years later, we are one of the leading housing providers in the UK. Our services have diversified, our housing portfolio has expanded, and our reputation as an innovator within our sector has grown. But one thing that has never changed. Our belief in people and what they can achieve.
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.
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 RoleWe are looking to recruit 2 Construction Apprentices 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(s) 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.Why Orbit? - Rewarding your contributionSome of our core benefits include:• Group bonus potential up to 15% of salary• 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the "Orbit day"• Private medical insurance• Excellent contributory pension scheme• Life assurance• A great pick and mix of flexible benefits including the option to buy and sell holiday and much more
Our culture and purposeWe know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference. We are proud to be a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, this demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together.
At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently. Each year we build many new affordable homes and manage a total portfolio of around 45,000 properties. Over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and thrive. We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.
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.
The Apprenticeship is a permanent role which will start in September 2022. 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 know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain great people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of background, age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, religious belief, faith or disability. As part of our Armed Forces Covenant commitment, we welcome ex-services professionals to consider career opportunities at Orbit.
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. (Please note without a supporting statement we will not consider your application).
Please be aware of the following key dates:Closing date for receipt of applications: Sunday 3rd July 2022 Virtual interviews are to be held via Microsoft Teams on: Friday 15th July 2022Start date: September 2022