General Maintenance Apprentice Kennet School

A desirable General Maintenance Apprenticeship allowing the learner to gain knowledge and skills across different trades in order to assist the Kennet school site team in the general maintenance of the buildings and facilities, and contributing to the smooth operation of the school.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £151.88 - £264.38

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £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

    Monday to Friday 7.30am to 3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties and responsibilities to be undertaken by the General Maintenance Apprentice include, but are not exclusive to:

  • Painting and decorating
  • Woodwork
  • Basic plumbing
  • General repairs to equipment
  • Setting up and breaking down of various functions - plays, concerts, meeting rooms, etc.
  • Assisting in moving deliveries to the school safely to various areas
  • Assisting in ensuring we provide a safe working and teaching environment for all of the school community including litter picking.
  • Adherence to policies and procedures of the school including health and safety and safeguarding children.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to analyse problems
  • Detail oriented and accurate
  • Practical
  • Numerate
  • Flexible and able to prioritise
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Physically able to cope with the demands of the job.

Personal qualities

  • Hard working
  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Self-motivated
  • Works well as part of a team, and willing to undertake instructed tasks on site from senior staff members
  • Willing to learn fast and at a high standard
  • Punctual

Qualifications required

5 GCSEs at grade A to C including Maths and English (or equivalent)

Future prospects

If the successful candidate shows good machining skills and a willingness to learn and take on board the guidance given, a full time position will be offered at the end of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

From the 1st October 2015 a National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices has been introduced for young people aged 16-18 and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. The new rate is £3.50 per hour. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by the age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age.

About the employer

Kennet School is a busy and vibrant learning community. We are ambitious for our pupils and continually seeks ways to thrive and improve. Across the whole spectrum of pupils including the more able, less able and those who are in our Physically Disabled or Hearing Impaired Resources we aim to ensure that the individual needs of every individual are recognised and met. Kennet School became an academy on the 1st April 2011 and sponsor of Whitelands Park Primary School, in January 2014. There are 1800 pupils on roll from 11 to 18 years of age and the school serves the town of Thatcham and local villages. In May 2016 we were judged by Ofsted to be Outstanding.


Kennet School


Stoney Lane


RG19 4LL

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Training provider

  • NVQ level 2 Maintenance Operations
  • Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations
  • Functional skills
  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Personal learning and thinking skills

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Building

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Reading College


Farrah Hussain 01865 550866

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017