General Maintenance Apprenticeship Graves & Sons

Graves and Sons in Sidmouth have a vacancy for a General Maintenance Apprentice. The role allows the learner to gain knowledge across various trades, to experience a little of everything. You will be fully supported throughout your Apprenticeship by the employer and PGL Training as the learning provider.

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Closing date: 10 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week


    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    17 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties and responsibilities will vary from job to job. Tasks are likely to include:

  • Undertake instructed tasks on site from senior staff members to help produce a high end finish.
  • Keep yards, work spaces and vehicles clean, tidy, organised and free from rubbish.
  • Make sure all buildings, vehicles and trailers are locked when not in use.
  • To understand and work to agreed Company procedures including Health and Safety.
  • Replace broken windows and door locks.
  • Repairing and preparing services.
  • Making sure that the workplace is clean and tidy.
  • Building solid walling isolated and attached piers.
  • Basic Painting and Decorating duties.

 On site tasks may include: 

  • Planting.
  • Earthwork.
  • Paving.
  • Pruning.
  • Building.
  • Fencing.
  • Carpentry.
  • Clearing up.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good team work skills.
  • The ability to work quickly and well.
  • A willingness to work on a flexible basis.
  • Great Customer Service Skills.
  • A wiliness to want to learn.
  • An understanding of health and safety regulations 

Personal qualities

  • Being able to work as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Good team player.
  • Keen to learn.
  • Trustworthy.
  • Understanding.

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required however the desire to gain industry skills essential.

Future prospects

After completing your Apprenticeship you may have the chance to progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship in the Construction Trade. There may be the chance for full time employment for the right person.

Things to consider

Must be able to travel to site for early morning starts, this job will require you to work in all weather conditions.

About the employer

The Company began trading in earnest in 1995 after construction of our own property in Newton Poppleford. We had been trading for a year or two prior to this on a smaller scale. The experience of building a large house from scratch gave us the confidence to expand. Although we are experts in chimney work we have years of experience in the construction of extensions, roofing, patios, driveways, rendering, painting and decorating, plastering, plumbing, landscaping (pathways, walls, ponds, greenhouse bases etc) and furniture making. As a follow on to our landscaping we also make bespoke garden ornaments.


Graves & Sons



Tipton St. John


EX10 0AS

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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Building Maintenance
  • Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment  Operations
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Functional Skills English Level 1 or  2 ( If required)
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1 or 2 ( If required) 

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Building

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by P G L Construction Training


Alberto Pitocco

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Closing date: 10 Nov 2017