We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and eager-to-learn individual, who wants to take the first steps to grow their career with a Property (Maintenance) Services apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 27 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    35 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Joining our Home Improvement Agency team in Selby/ York, you will…

  • Provide assistance to customers in their homes including assessment of work and carrying out maintenance works to enable customers to stay in their own homes
  • Assess and install a variety of equipment in customers homes in line with health and safety requirements
  • Provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers
  • Update all necessary paperwork to comply with reporting systems of the service
  • Work closely with other teams in Yorkshire Housing and other agencies to ensure customers needs are met

What training will you get?

  • We will offer you full training on the job whilst you work towards a Level 2 Property Services qualification over 12 months.
  • Our apprenticeship programme will also offer you opportunities of personal development, alongside gaining an insight into wider business operations.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A passion to grow your career in property maintenance and services.

Personal qualities

  • We are looking for a committed individual who is eager to learn and develop on the job.

Qualifications required

  • The ideal candidate would have a GSCE grade C or equivalent in Maths & English

Future prospects

This excellent opportunity could potentially lead onto full time employment.

Things to consider

This will be working out of the York depot but will be covering both the York and Selby areas.

About the employer

We are a charitable Housing Association that owns and manages more than 18,000 homes, and developing thousands more across Yorkshire. All of our profits are reinvested so we can do even more for our customers. We also provide a range of services so people can live independently. Our ambition is to offer everyone the opportunity to live in a quality home they can afford. Yorkshire Housing is proactively working to implement its Equality and Diversity Policy. We positively welcome and support diversity in our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.




Unit 8-9

Osbaldwick Industrial Estate

Outgang Lane


YO19 5UX

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Additional location information

This is to work within our Home Improvement Agency team and will be working in both the York and Selby areas.

Training provider

The role of the Property Maintenance Operative is to ensure the condition and quality of the building is maintained to a high level.  You will develop knowledge and skills in basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing and decorating.  This will include:

  • 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


  • A portfolio of evidence will be completed throughout the length of the course.
  • A Knowledge assessment will be taken at the end of the programme using multi-choice or short written questions.
  • Short research assignment.
  • End practical synoptic task
  • Method(s) of delivery:
  • Practical and theory sessions

Apprenticeship standard

Property services > Property Maintenance Operative

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by York College


Marie Smith 01904 770368

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 27 Aug 2017