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Job Reference 1788778Apprentice Property Maintenance OperativeYou will be trained and supported as a Property Maintenance Operative Apprentice with the knowledge and understanding of basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing and decorating with on the training from the employer and learning and assessment from SGS College.

Apprenticeship Summary

Working as an Assistant Caretaker at the school, the role is:

  • To undertake maintenance checks
  • To undertake preventative maintenance
  • To care for the fabric and grounds of the school
  • To ensure the safety and security of the school premises
  • To maintain machinery/plant within the school
  • To undertake portering and cleaning duties

Core Technical Competencies/Skills and Knowledge/ Understanding:

  • A Property Maintenance Operative will use their knowledge and understanding of basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing and decorating
  • Understand and demonstrate the importance of Health and Safety in the workplace
  • Comply with organisational safety, policies and procedures and identify hazards and reduce them
  • Consider safety compliance with a diverse sector of client groups
  • Understand and demonstrate the importance of working safely at height
  • Carry out repairs to the fabric of a building, for example repairs to walls, doors, doorframes, skirting boards or plaster damage to internal walls
  • Understand and maintain plumbing and drainage systems, for example repairs to WC systems, leaking taps or water testing and unblocking drains
  • Maintain high levels of water hygiene within a building
  • Understand and maintain electrical distribution, safe repair of electrical installation to legal requirements, for example replacing damaged sockets, plugs, lighting and fuses
  • Understand and maintain plant, safety systems and equipment
  • Demonstrate and implement energy, environment and sustainable practices
  • Understand and maintain grounds and external fabrication of a building, such as drainage and guttering
  • Understand and demonstrate the safe use of hand tools, for example screwdrivers, power drills, pliers, paper strippers and a variety other tools used in plumbing and carpentry
  • Demonstrate and understand the importance of the control of resources and stock
  • Understand and demonstrate the principles of Planned Preventative Maintenance
  • Understand how to prepare for refurbishment or deep clean of equipment and surfaces
  • Carry out repairs and reactive maintenance
  • Understand the importance of customer service
  • Record and report information accurately either internally or externally
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Closing Date:
20 Jan 2022

£13,000.00, Annually

Working week:
Year round. 07:30am to 3:30pm(with half hour break per day) Days to be confirmed.

Expected duration:
1 years

Possible start date:
5 Feb 2022

Date posted:
2 months ago

Apprenticeship level:

Reference number:

1 available


Elaine Baillie07920181729
[email protected]

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Have a flexible attitude
  • Commitment to quality and excellence
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Persists in the face of adversity
  • Thorough approach to work
  • Ownership of work and follow through to a satisfactory conclusion.
  • Client/Customer focus and interaction
  • Able to live the organisations values
  • Ability to create effective working relationships
  • Aptitude for problem solving
  • Ability to comply with company policies and procedures
  • Enthusiasm
  • Ability to control and influence within remit
  • Persuasive influencing skills
  • Shows respect for all stakeholders

Personal qualities

  • Take ownership of situations
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Communicates effectively either verbally or in writing
  • Problem solving approach
  • A drive for efficiency and value for money
  • Communicate effectively at all levels
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to understand limitations within the role
  • A drive for quality and excellence

Desired qualifications

  • You must pass an English and maths assessment to show you have the entry levels for this apprenticeship

Future prospects

  • Completing this apprenticeship programme with its transferable skills will enable progression into roles such as a Technical Specialist e.g. Electrical or Plumbing and Supervisory and Management roles e.g. Facilities Management, across a wide range of sectors

Things to consider

  • The suitability of the apprentice to work with pupils and students will form part of the selection process
  • Any job offer made will be subject to certain pre-employment checks being satisfactory including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring
  • A driving licence is desirable as there may be a need to drive school vehicles
  • There will also be a fair enough of out dooring working as well as lifting

About the employer

Community Secondary School in North West Bristol with Sixth form catering for students from 11-18 years old.

Bristol Free School

Block 5 Government Buildings
BS10 6EZ


  • Property maintenance operative Apprenticeship Standard Level 2
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

Individual employers will set their selection criteria, but the standard includes maths and English understanding and functional application at Level 1, enabling apprentices to aspire to the next level. Employers will set the entry specification suitable for the correct level of the individual.

The Apprenticeship will be delivered by a South Gloucestershire & Stroud College Assessor and you will be required to attend Filton Campus one day a week.

Training Provider
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

Elaine Baillie07920181729
[email protected]

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