Merchant Taylors School

Property Maintenance Operative Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Merchant Taylors School (Employer)

West Herts College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £251.60
40.0 hours per week 8am – 5pm /Monday to Friday
18 months (duration)
1 September 2021(start date)
Property maintenance operative (apprenticeship standard)
27 August 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Working within a team of 5 experienced and qualified individuals, the Apprentice will be provided with the opportunity to gain their NVQ Level 2 qualification, develop their technical knowledge, experience and skill set across a wide range of disciplines.

Responsibilities

This post holder will provide a safe and secure environment for the education of its pupils and the work of all staff. They will take pride in assisting to maintain all areas our site both internally and externally to a very high standard, and work in accordance with the construction industry practices and understand the importance of Health and Safety in the workplace. As part of the team you will be responsible for all premises and caretaking duties within Merchant Taylors’ School.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Property Maintenance Repairs to include basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing, tiling, plastering and decorating
  • Carry out interior repairs where required such as to walls, doors, doorframes or skirting boards, or plaster damage to internal walls; maintain plumbing and drainage systems, e.g. repair WC systems and leaking taps or unblock drains; maintain high levels of water hygiene; safely repair electrical installations according to legal requirements, e.g. replace damaged sockets, plugs, lighting and fuses; carry out refurbishment or deep cleaning; and maintain the grounds and exterior of a building, including drainage and guttering
  • Assist in the daily and seasonal maintenance of the site and equipment inside and outside, changing bulbs, door locks, decorating etc.
  • Support the Buildings Manager in facilities management by completing regular checks and keep records up to date
  • Support the Buildings Manager and understand the safe use of tools and equipment
  • Comply with Health & Safety, Fire regulations, manual handling, risk assessments etc.
  • Attend training courses as required
  • Be committed to safeguarding qualification
  • Assist in the daily and seasonal maintenance of the site and equipment inside and outside, changing bulbs, door locks, decorating etc.
  • Support the Buildings Manager in facilities management by completing regular checks and keep records up to date
  • Support the Buildings Manager and understand the safe use of tools and equipment
  • Comply with Health & Safety, Fire regulations, manual handling, risk assessments etc.
  • Attend training courses as required
  • Be committed to safeguarding qualification

Future Prospects

Potential of future career prospects at the Merchant Taylors’ School should an opportunity arise.

Reality Check

  • Due to the nature of the role certain tasks may be outdoors.
  • Able to travel to work and college placement in a safe and timely manner
  • Be prepared to get involved with drainage works 

Skills Required

  • Ability to listen, comprehend and follow instruction
  • Have a working knowledge of MS Office applications

Qualities Required

  • Willingness to learn
  • Able to use their own initiative and help problem solve
  • Trustworthy
  • Flexible
  • Good timekeeping/Reliable
  • Not afraid of hard work
  • To work as part of a team
  • Good eye for detail
  • Able to use a variety of hand tools
  • Be able to problem solve
  • Demonstrate manual dexterity
  • Be physically fit and able to lift and carry a variety of tools and materials

Qualifications Required

GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and maths at grade 4 (equivalent to a C) or above is desired.

Training Provided

  • Apprenticeship Level 2 Property Maintenance

Learning will be done in the workplace and you will need to attend the College in Hemel Hempstead one day a week during term time. If you need to complete Functional Skills, you will be required to attend College once a week. Apprentices without maths or English at level 1 must achieve this level and take the test for level 2 maths and English before the end of the apprenticeship.

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