Apprentice Multi-trade Operative - Responsive Repairs Team THE HOUSING PLUS GROUP LIMITED

To carry out high quality maintenance work to the Group’s properties and for external customers as appropriate. Reporting to the Responsive repairs team.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 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

    Full time, Monday – Friday

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    17 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Job Purpose

To carry out high quality maintenance work to the Group’s properties and for external customers through undertaking the traditional duties of a multi-skilled trade operative that include: plumbing, carpentry and building

Physical Considerations

This post requires the post-holder to carry out duties of a physical nature, within defined manual handling restrictions.

Training and support

In addition to the Apprentice Framework the successful applicants will be provided with on the job training and support from experienced multi-trade operatives. A mentor will also be allocated to the Apprentice who will arrange regular one-to-one meetings throughout the Framework Programme and beyond.

Mandatory Health and Safety training and the supply of full PPE will be provided by the Company.

Key Tasks

On completion of the Apprenticeship the following tasks will comprise the key requirements of the role.

Repairs Work

  • To carry out all the traditional duties of a multi-skilled operative, including plumbing, carpentry, wet trades and building plus related finishes, patching and making good tasks
  • To collect job orders and arrange visits to keep pre-arranged appointments, as appropriate.
  • To carry out jobs according to instructions and to keep materials usage to a minimum consistent with required quality standards.
  • To report to the Responsive Repairs Team Leader any additional items or defects encountered during the course of day-to-day work.
  • To ensure that work is carried out in accordance with all Health and Safety at Work regulations and codes of practice, including wearing protective clothing as supplied, and to attend training as requested.


  • To collect necessary goods from stock or from suppliers.
  • To ensure that all tools, vehicles, equipment and plant used are kept in good, clean working order and serviced regularly.


  • To keep accurate daily and weekly records of work carried out on job tickets and timesheets or portable computer, in accordance with procedures.


  • To maintain a professional and cordial relationship with tenants whose homes are visited.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Skills required for this apprenticeship

  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions

Personal qualities

  • Flexible, enthusiastic, ‘can-do’ approach to everyday work
  • Good Work Ethic, Passion and right attitude to work

Qualifications required

GCSE Maths and English A*- C or Functional Skills or equivalent is preferred

Other: Driving License required

Future prospects

Permanent position available on successful completion of apprenticeship.

About the employer

The Housing Plus Group now provides homes and services to customers across Shropshire and Staffordshire, with 12,000 apartments, houses, bungalows and flats and 600 employees. This makes the Housing Plus Group a significant midlands employer, purchaser and business partner, as well as providing homes and services for communities across two counties.




Acton Court

Acton Gate


ST18 9AP

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Training provider

Maintenance Operations Level 2, you will be required to attend our centre in Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 7AS, on a block release basis. please consider your transport arrangements

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Building

Training provider

PM Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by PM Training


01782 279121

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this role simply fill out the online application form and one of our recruitment team will contact you.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 2017