Trades Apprenticeships – CLOSED

Royal Borough of Greenwich Trade Apprenticeships

GDA Apprentice Various Trades – work, earn and learn

The Royal Borough of Greenwich believe that all our residents have the right to live in a decent home. The Repairs and Investment team in the Directorate of Housing and Safer Communities are responsible for maintaining and repairing the housing stock for the Royal Borough Greenwich ensuring that all our tenants have a safe decent home to live in.

We are looking for someone with a keen interest in a trade’s role, who is eager to learn and is driven and self-motivated to deliver high quality work, will be committed to the apprenticeship and work for a truly unique and exciting London Borough.




Entry requirements


Carpentry and joinery (level 2)

2 years

Applicants will need to demonstrate they have at least a Level 1 qualification or above in English and Maths, the GCSE equivalent at grade A*-D or grade 3 and above.


Plasterer (level 2)

3 years

Applicants will need to demonstrate they have at least a Level 1 qualification or above in English and Maths, the GCSE equivalent at grade A*-D or grade 3 and above.


 Plumbing and domestic heating technician (level 3) 

4 years

Have already achieved a level 2 qualification in maths and English, the GCSE equivalent at grade A*-C or 4-9

Gas Fitter

 Plumbing and domestic heating technician (level 3) 

4 years

Have already achieved a level 2 qualification in maths and English, the GCSE equivalent at grade A*-C or 4-9


 Installation electrician and maintenance electrician (level 3)

4 years

Have already achieved a level 2 qualification in maths and English, the GCSE equivalent at grade A*-C or 4-9

Applicants will be asked to select up to 3 trades role that you are interested in to apply for on the application form. To learn more about what each trades job involves, please refer to the team specific tasks on the job description.

Applicants will be shortlisted according to the responses to the essential criteria questions within the application form. Successfully shortlisted applicants will be screened for eligibility by the learning provider to determine which applicants can move to interview stage. Part of the interview will be based on the desirable criteria within the job description and person specification. We urge applicants to review these documents and the entry requirements before selecting up to 3 trades that they wish to apply for.

Information Sessions

GLLaB – Greenwich Local Labour and Business, employment support is hosting the below information sessions for residents to learn more about the roles and receive application support.

Tuesday 27 June @ 2pm – 4pm at the Old Library

Friday 30 June @ 10am-12noon at the Old Library

The events link will be shared to GLLaB customers, if you are not already a member, please contact GLLaB on 020 8921 2440 or by emailing, to register and be included.

Professional Duties:

The apprentice will be expected to:

  • As allocated by your line managers, to perform a range of duties which include specific tasks related to the formal qualification.
  • Work with colleagues, taking instruction, making notes and meeting the basic needs of the team.
  • Deal politely with Tenants, Residents and Colleagues after training, be able to deliver an high level of carpentry works at all times.
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment safely following training and instructions from your supervisor.
  • Be responsible for tools and equipment on site, ensuring all tools are left safe and returned to the vehicle – at the end of each job.

Personal Development:

  • To undertake a varied programme of work experience, practical and theoretical training leading to a recognised apprenticeship qualification, as part of an apprenticeship programme.
  • To actively participate in their own development plan, which will be agreed with the line manager and the assessor from the training provider. To undertake the requirements of the academic element of the apprenticeship (e.g. attendance at college and completion of academic work). A minimum of 20% of working week will be allocated to this.

As a Royal Greenwich employee, there are many fantastic benefits you can enjoy. Please refer to the link ‘Benefits of working for us’ to learn more.

To be eligible to apply for these apprenticeships you must

  • have already achieved the required entry level of maths and English for the particular trade you are applying for.
  • be living in the Royal Borough of Greenwich (or if you have been in the care of the Royal Borough of Greenwich but are or have been in the living outside the borough).  

These opportunities are also open to 

  • Children 16 to 18 years who are looked after and have been for more than 13 weeks (which does not need to be all one period); AND 
  • *To care leavers who can be young people aged between 16 and 24 years (to 25th birthday) who were looked after by Children’s Services for a period of 13 weeks or more since the age of 14 (which does not need to be all one period) but must include a time after the 16th birthday.

Please note: to be eligible for funding to complete the apprenticeship qualification you must have ordinarily been a resident in the UK for at least the previous three years before the start of the apprenticeship and have the right to work in the UK.

If you have been granted leave to remain status, this must cover the entire duration of the qualification to be eligible for funding and for your application to move to the next stage.

The main eligibility criteria:

  • As some young people may turn 16 between the end of June and beginning of September (they would need to wait until they are 16 before starting their apprenticeship)
  • Not already qualified to the same or higher level in the same field
  • Working at the specified level in maths and English required for the qualification
  • Have lived in the UK or EU for 3 years prior to applying for this apprenticeship
  • To qualify for Government funding for the apprenticeship, applicants must have the correct status which is usually having been resident in the UK for 3 years, but there are some exceptions to this which will be checked at the time of application.

All applicants that are successfully shortlisted will be contacted by the training provider to assess your eligibility for the qualification. As part of the screening process, you will need to demonstrate that you meet the maths and English skills criteria. This can be by providing evidence of your GCSE’s or functional skills certificates.

When completing the application form you will be requested to upload your evidence of maths and English GCSEs, or functional skills certificates achieved. We urge applicants to upload this at the time of applying for the role to prevent any delays in the recruitment process.

You will be asked to provide proof of your address before completing the application form, please have this available for upload. 

The following are acceptable forms of proof of address:

  • Recent bank statement (dated within the last 3 months)
  • Household utility bill (electricity, gas, water, dated within the last 3 months)
  • Council Tax bill
  • Official letter from the benefits agency/ HMRC
  • National Insurance letter
  • NHS card or letter of confirmation from your GP practice
  • A rental agreement/mortgage statement for your current residence

We understand some applicants may not have the proof of address in their own name, due to for example living with parents/carers. In this instance you can supply documents that confirm you are linked to your parent/carer and live with them i.e. Birth/adoption certificate and council tax letter.

 For help and support to ensure that you make the best possible application please contact GLLaB on 020 8921 2440 or at GLLaB will provide training and help you to draft your application and prepare for interviews.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Maureen Carter;     020 8921 6356  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact or call 020-8921-8977

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application.

Our Staff Values: Our Staff Values are important to us. Candidates will be continuously assessed against our staff values throughout the recruitment process. Where candidates demonstrate views and behaviours that do not meet the standards of our staff values, we reserve the right to reject their application/ registration.


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