Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Full time
Advert Start Date: 15/07/2022
Closed for applications on 29/07/2022 23:59
Salary: JIB PMES rates
Hours per week:37.5
Job Category: Apprenticeship
Employment Location: South Tyneside / Sunderland
Number of posts: 1 



We are excited to offer someone the opportunity to join our highly skilled workforce.

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic individual to join us on a 4 year apprenticeship.

This position is for the full, 4 years training, leading to a possible full time career within our company, upon completion of qualifications.

The successful candidate will be expected to attend college on a day release basis (may require an evening class as you progress), with the remaining 4 days onsite or in the workshop. 

All training and college fees will be funded.

Throughout the 4 years training you will gain the knowledge and skillset required to legally and competently carry out all plumbing, heating and domestic gas works. 

Upon completion of the apprenticeship you will be qualified to nationally recoginsed, advanced NVQ 3 (adjudicated by external assessment.)

Pay rates inline with current JIB-PMES 


If you're looking for the opportunity to make a real difference and follow a stimulating and rewarding career, we would welcome an application from you.

Matsons Plumbing prides itself on being a great place to work where staff are trusted, valued and supported to make a positive contribution at work.


Working for a multitude of varying clientelle within various environmental settings, you will be an integral part of our expert team by working withcolleagues to deliver the highest of standards, whilst developing your skills and knowledge throughout your apprenticeship.


All candidates are required to meet the minimum essential requirements set out below.


  • GCSEs Grade C/4 or above or equivalent must include English & Maths (further studies may be available alongside apprenticeship in order to achieve grades)
  • Working as part of a team (This could be in a sporting, educational, work or social setting)
  • Logical thinker to solve problems
  • Ability to work in an organised and methodical way to analyse and solve problems
  • Ability to work carefully, methodically and safely
  • Ability to organise own workload and work effectively under pressure



  • A positive and highly motivated attitude at all times
  • Highly detail-orientated
  • The ability to adapt and work well during periods of change
  • Confident working as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to providing a high quality service
  • Punctual, reliable and hard-working
  • Ability to complete tasks in an accurate and timely manner when working under pressure
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues and other stakeholders to resolve problems
  • Organised and ability to time-manage work load



You will be given appropriate paid time to attend college on a day release basis and work towards completion of the Plumbing and Domestic Heating Level 3 NVQ Qualification (may require evening class, as your career progresses)



We offer an excellent total reward package for apprentices including:
• Competitive salary - paying JIB PMES rates
• Annual Leave Entitlement - 24 Days plus Bank Holidays
• Learning & Development opportunities - including a dedicated Mentor to support you and opportunities specifically for our Apprentices
• Fixed Term contract – allowing sufficient time to complete your qualification
• Potential to secure employment within the company upon completion.



Up to 51 months (Depending on prior learning)



We pay our apprentices the current JIB PMES rates 



Please email an online C.V by the closing date of Friday 29th July 2022.


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Upon receipt of your C.V, prospective candidates will be invited to a quick, informal interview (possibly online, depending on available time constraints).

After the interview process the chosen candidate will be offered a 2 week trial.

Upon completion of the 2 week trial, a decision will take place as to whether you are suited for the roll and if the roll suits you to advance in a career with us.

If all parties are suited, you will be enrolled in a local college. (to be decided upon suitable candidate location)

Once enrolled, you will be given all details of the college to be attended.


About Us

Matsons Plumbing & Heating LTD is a privately owned mechanical engineering company established in 2008.

Based in South Tyneside along with premises in Sunderland.

We service and support a multitude of varying clientele and their mechanical systems such as, plumbing, central heating, gas services etc.

From new build developments to maintaining stately homes, with everything in between.

Independantly voted in the top 3 companies within our sector, in South Tyneside for 5 consecutive years.

Matsons was created and is run by Chris Matson, an experienced expert engineer who has built a reputation over 25 years for delivering the highest of standards and maintaining an ever growing loyal, family-like, customer base.

Our company is growing, and this opportunity allows for career development and succession if desired.

Matsons is a relaxed, friendly, and thriving place to work and build a career.

We invest in our people and their learning and development.


 Looking forward to welcoming you.

Matsons Plumbing & Heating LTD

© 2022 Matsons Plumbing. All Rights Reserved.