Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship Hellesdon High School

This is a varied role working as part of a Maintenance team responsible for the upkeep of a large High School and 6th Form in the North West area of Norwich.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 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

    Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm, 37 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    02 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is a varied role working as part of a maintenance and caretaking team, responsible for the upkeep of a large High School and 6th form serving the North-West fringes of Norwich.

Duties will include:

  • Painting and re-decoration of classrooms.
  • Offices and general areas.
  • Carpentry works including repairing doors and locks.
  • Replacing taps, basic plumbing works etc.
  • Plastering - small patch repairs, some grounds/garden work.
  • Swimming pool maintenance.
  • General duties will including assisting with moving furniture, dealing with deliveries, some interior cleaning, keeping the site clear inside and outside and other duties as required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Evidence of good practical skills are required.

Personal qualities

  • This apprenticeship would suit someone who is willing to learn new skills and to study towards an apprenticeship qualification. 
  • Candidates should be looking to build a career within maintenance/caretaking.
  • Well presented and have a mature positive outlook and attitude.
  • Be able to work independently and as a part of a team.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths and English grade D or above required or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

There may be the possibility of employment at the end of the apprenticeship and further training.

Things to consider

This job role will involve working full time including school holidays. An enhanced DBS check will be required. Possibility of being available for occasional late shift. Work Saturdays as paid overtime or day off scheme. Workers cannot liaise on Facebook /social media with students and certainly no relations with students. The candidate should be aware that they may have work outside during inclement weather, eg rain and snow.

About the employer

Norwich based Academy High School with 1250 pupils from Yr 7-Yr 13.


Hellesdon High School



Middletons Lane



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship
  • Level 2 Diploma in Property Maintenance
  • Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • End Point Assessment

Apprenticeship standard

Property services > Property Maintenance Operative

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by CONSTRUCTION TRAINING SPECIALISTS


Helen Gordon 01603480960

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017