Maintenance Operations ( Multi-Trade ) Apprenticeship Jordan Garden Design Ltd

A multi trade Apprenticeship within a well established local landscaping business. Your role will involve mainly out doors work and will cover a diverse range of construction trade skills areas.

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    08.00 16.45 – occasional late finishes / early starts in accordance with Apprenticeship working hours regulations and depending upon projects

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As a Multi-Trade construction apprentice you will be involved in many domestic building projects learning the different aspects of the general building trades. Your duties will include :

  • Maintenance of structural carpentry
  • Preparing & clearing sites for building / construction activities
  • Painting & decorating activities
  • Rubbing down, sanding surfaces
  • First / second fix carpentry
  • Installing window, doors frames and skirting boards
  • Repairing, replacing gates, posts and fencing
  • Installing / repairing decking
  • Assisting with landscaping and garden duties
  • Clearing landscaping areas of foliage / obstacles prior to landscaping activities
  • Bricklaying duties
  • Removing & renewing floor screeds
  • Plastering duties – applying finishing plaster to background surfaces
  • Erecting and dismantling working access platforms
  • Tiling wall and floor surfaces in the workplace
  • Repairing, replacing roofing structures
  • Working within safety guidelines at all times and not putting yourself or others at risk
  • Repairing masonry structures
  • General good housekeeping, brushing and sweeping up at the end of the day and ensuring all work is carried out tidily and professionally 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Hard working
  • Physically fit
  • Comfortable using a range of hand tools
  • Enjoys construction and building related activities
  • Was interested in DT at school and wants to build a career in construction
  • A team player
  • Willing to learn skills every day
  • Good listening skills
  • A good sense of humour

Personal qualities

  • Must be polite and well -mannered as will be working in mainly domestic settings with home owners often in close proximity
  • Should be a tidy person who take pride in their work
  • Punctual & reliable
  • Must have own transport or be very close to obtaining own transport


Qualifications required

Although GCSE Grades A*-C (or equivalent) in Maths, English Language and Science are desirable, and knowledge or use of ICT preferred, Jordan Garden Design will also consider applicants who are willing to develop these through additional training to include Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship programme.


Having the right attitude, work ethic and commitment to your education as well as your employment are essential requirements to this role.

Future prospects

Pete Jordan has employed several Apprentices over the years and has a strong belief in developing young people’s skills for long term career prospects. Most of Pete’s former Apprentices are still working for him so the opportunity is there for hard working and willing to learn individuals.

Things to consider

The company has stipulated that the successful applicant will either have their own transport or be on the way to obtaining a driving licence. The company has said that short-term pick-ups can be arranged but there will be an expectation that Apprentices will be fully mobile within the first 6 months of the Apprenticeship. Predominantly, pick ups / drop offs can be arranged from the following locations : Westbury On Trym, Sneyd Park, Clifton, Redlands, BS9 / BS10 postcodes within reason. So these would be preferred locations for applicants who aren’t yet in possession of transport. There will be working in inclement conditions as the majority of work will be undertaken outside in the winter months.

About the employer

Jordan Garden Design and Landscaping was established in 2004 by Peter Jordan after successfully completing the National Award in Garden Design at Cannington College. The company is based in Henleaze, Bristol and offers a fully integrated Design and Landscaping service from original concept to construction. As a professional garden design and landscape company we are committed top creating beautiful, functional spaces tailored to your individual lifestyle, taste and budget. All designers are qualified garden designers and using our own landscapers, we aim to offer the complete service. Whether you require a planting plan for a problem area, or a full design and construct service for a large garden, we can help.


Jordan Garden Design Ltd


Henleaze House

Harbury Road



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Training provider

Maintenance Operations Full Apprenticeship Framework

  • NVQ Level 2 Maintenance Operations
  • Level 2 Diloma ( College day release )  Maintenacne Operations
  • Functional Skills Maths & English Level 1
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills
  • Employment Rights & ResponsibilitiesMaintenance Operations Full Apprenticeship Framework

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Building

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND STROUD COLLEGE


Natalie Zullo 0117-909-2285

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017