Caretaker Apprentice Larchwood Primary School

An excellent opportunity for a Caretaker Apprentice to provide maintenance and premises support for Larchwood Primary School.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm 30 mins lunch break. Flexibility in working hours will be necessary including some early morning, evening work and very occasional weekend work, for which time-off-in-lieu will normally be given.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Assist in the day to day running of the school site, including general maintenance tasks to ensure that the school and site are maintained in satisfactory condition that meets required standards (supported by the Caretaker)
  • Undertaking school site related tasks and projects (supported by the Caretaker)
  • Assist maintaining Health and Safety standards, reporting to the Caretaker any failures to comply with the school’s statutory obligations in this area
  • Routine monitoring and checks of the school grounds, buildings and equipment and assist in ensuring clear and safe access to and around the school (supported by the Caretaker)
  • Receives delivery of supplies, furniture and parcels and ensure their correct distribution.
  • Advise and assist in the preparation of school events (including assemblies etc)
  • Assist with the movement and setting up of equipment.
  • Any other duties as requested by the Caretaker or Headteacher.

The duties above are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required by the Headteacher to carry out appropriate duties within the context of the job, skills and grade.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Able to communicate effectively with students, staff and outside agencies (using clear, non-technical language etc.)
  • Able to problem solve
  • Be willing to undertake relevant training as required
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Ability to identify own training needs and co-operate with the means to address these
  • Working with children
  • Understanding of importance of maintaining a professional relationship with students

Personal qualities

  • Punctual and reliable
  • Team player
  • Able to organise time effectively and prioritise own workload
  • Enthusiasm and committed to the aims of the school
  • A conscientious and flexible approach to work

Qualifications required

Good standard of English and Maths.

Future prospects

The opportunity for full time employment upon successful completion of this apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Equalities Demonstrate commitment to treating all people fairly. Health and Safety Excellent knowledge of Health and Safety legislation. Child Protection Understand and comply with child protection. Confidentiality / Data Protection Understand and comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality. CPD Understand and take responsibility for professional development.

About the employer

Larchwood is an exciting primary school with fantastic children. It has an excellent team of talented and dedicated staff who are led by an experienced headteacher.


Larchwood Primary School


Larchwood Gardens


CM15 9NG

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative Standard
  • Maths and English Functional Skills at level 1 if needed
  • Behaviours

Apprenticeship standard

Property services > Property Maintenance Operative

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Havering College of Further & Higher Education


Calley Page

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017