The role of Apprentice Property Maintenance Operative is new to the Trust and offers the successful candidates an excellent opportunity to learn about all aspects of managing school facilities, including general maintenance, site security and health and safety.
The successful candidates will be involved in all practical aspects of managing the school sites and will have the opportunity to build the skills required to assume their own areas of responsibility as the apprenticeship progresses.
A Property Maintenance Operative will need to be able to:
- Undertake training to relevant skill level
- Attend college where appropriate
- Submit a portfolio of evidence to support your achievement of the qualification
- Complete a research assignment and multiple-choice test before completing an end practical assessment (EPA)
- Undertake site-based training
- Undertake activities as instructed by the Facilities Manager and other Caretakers based at each of the schools
- Develop strong quality, environmental and health & safety skills
- Regularly communicate with Facilities Manager and mentors
- Work as part of the SOLA Estates Management Team
The advertised Apprentice wage will increase yearly or upon completion of progressive stages. Completing the Property Maintenance apprenticeship 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.
The employer is offering 25 days 20 days holiday excluding Bank holidays as well as a salary between £7500 - £10500 per year.
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Key personal attributes include:
- Good problem-solving skills
- Good practical skills to work with hand and power tools
- The ability to follow technical drawings and instructions
- A methodical approach to work
- An ability to pay close attention to detail
- A commitment to keep up to date with industry developments
- The ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team
- Good communication skills
- The ability to work at height
- Normal colour vision
- A thorough understanding of safety rules and regulations
- Knowledge and skills are important, and the training is demanding
- The work is quite complex
- You need to be reasonably physically fit, have good practical aptitude and be willing to learn
- You should also be willing to ask questions and willing to spend time away from home in order to visit other sites
All candidates must complete the JTL Entry Assessment.
- Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative Standard
- Functional Skills in maths and English if required
JTL offers an Intermediate level (Level 2) Apprenticeship which is achieved after approximately two years. As part of the JTL Property Maintenance Operative apprenticeship, you will be in full time employment with a local company receiving a decent wage from day one. You will spend time learning your trade by gaining hands-on experience working on-site with your employer, as well as attending a JTL approved college or training centre to learn the theoretical knowledge you will need.
For the Apprenticeship, the standard reflects a level of competence and knowledge, namely:
- Understand the roles, responsibilities and reporting procedures of a property maintenance operative
- Health and Safety in property maintenance
- Apply customer service in property maintenance
- Carry out painting and tiling task
- Plan and carry out preventative property maintenance
- Carry out plumbing and maintenance repairs
- Carry out electrical testing and repairs
- Understand and maintain heating ventilation and air conditioning plant
- Internal and external building fabric maintenance
- Understand energy, environment and sustainable practices within property maintenance
- Control of property maintenance related resources and equipment
- Working with external contractors
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