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Apprentice Technician Hertford Regional College

To provide support for the Department for STEM within the area of Construction by maintaining health and safety of the department and supporting the teaching team to ensure workshops are a professional working space.

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Closing date: 05 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £154.80

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8:45am to 5pm Friday 8:45am to 4:45pm. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    19 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001745624

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties:

  • Ensure a safe working environment whilst students are within the Construction area (Brick, Carpentry and Painting and Decorating)
  • Support the carrying out of safety checks on a regular basis and keeping appropriate records. Lease with the Health and Safety officer to ensure risk assessments remain updated and functional
  • Support the upkeep and maintenance of equipment
  • Ensure the unserviceable equipment is removed from use and repaired or replaced as quickly as possible
  • Assist the teaching staff by preparing the workshops in accordance with their requirements
  • Assist in the ordering materials and equipment for use in the assigned area in conjunction with Programme Managers and teaching teams
  • Maintain an inventory of equipment and ensure tools are fit for purpose
  • Work in close co-operation with members of Programme Teams and other working groups. This will include attending meetings of Programme Teams and other working groups, as appropriate
  • Update regularly in specialist area and participate in Staff Development activities as directed – in particular undertake training as a Fire Marshall, in First Aid and in driving the college minibus
  • Be involved in the recruitment of students by undertaking promotional activities such as Open Days and Open Evenings
  • Attend and participate in regular staff and team meetings, to communicate and support the College’s commitment to provide effective channels of communication to and from staff and learners and promote safe working practices across teams. Where applicable to the job role, this may include participating in work placement assessments and student preparation, the provision of information, instruction, training and supervision and the monitoring of learners in accordance with the Safe Learner Blueprint
  • Undertake other tasks, as directed, to meet the needs of the College; work flexibly; and take personal responsibility for retaining and developing competence
  • Support, comply and promote the College’s equality and diversity, health and safety, smoking, safeguarding, and other policies, processes, arrangements and objectives
  • To adhere to the Risk Management Policy and to notify their line manager of any identified risk
  • To support and further and the College's Equal Opportunities Policy and arrangements for the Policy's implementation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Work experience in the Construction industry, particular being on site
  • Practical understanding of the content of vocational Construction courses
  • Ability to oversee and manage the department’s Construction equipment
  • Knowledge of the likely support the requirements of Construction staff and students
  • The ability to plan work and adhere to time schedules
  • A working knowledge of risk assessments, PAT and health and safety within Construction
  • Ability to work as part of a team with staff and employers

Personal qualities

  • Physical fitness sufficient to carry move or transfer moderately heavy or bulky items of equipment
  • The personality and attributes to be able to work comfortably with both young and mature students
  • An enthusiasm for all aspects of the post 16 education and a commitment to the well being of students
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • A flexible and responsive attitude to the likely changing demands of the post
  • The ability and willingness to innovate and demonstrate self motivation
  • An awareness of the likely contribution to the marketing activity of the College

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum Level 2 qualification in Brick, Carpentry or Painting and Decorating (or other related discipline to Construction)
  • GCSE or Level 2 equivalent qualification grade A*-C/9-4 in English and mathematics

Future prospects

  • There will be opportunities for progression and a permanent position subject to performance

Things to consider

  • The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

The College is a thriving confident community, which aims to provide students and the wider public with an excellent standard of training and education. Education is all about people, and we aim to provide a supportive environment for all our staff in which they can develop their skills and achieve outstanding results. Being committed to that goal, we would like to welcome applications from those who share our values and join us to deliver on our aims.

Employer

Hertford Regional College

Address

Broxbourne Centre

Broxbourne

EN10 6AE

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Training

Training provider

HERTFORD REGIONAL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Hertford Regional College

Contact

The Apprenticeship Team 01992 411572 apprenticeship@hrc.ac.uk

  • Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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