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Property Maintenance Operative Apprentice Taylor Wimpey Developments Limited

Taylor Wimpey North Thames are looking to take on a Property Maintenance Operative Apprentice in a one-year Standard programme Level 2, during which time the successful candidates will be working on a busy new house build construction site in Hertfordshire.

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Closing date: 03 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    27 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The broad purpose of the role is to optimise property condition and quality and to ensure the building is kept in a safe working condition. Property Maintenance Operatives will use their knowledge and understanding of basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing and decorating to maintain a high level of quality, providing maximum satisfaction to customers, clients, guests and team. They will understand the mechanism of buildings including basic knowledge of:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Carpentry
  • Painting
  • Plastering
  • Plant
  • Safety systems and equipment

They will provide first and immediate response to fault finding, whilst maximising quality and ensuring cost effectiveness. They will ensure prevention of major damage that could result in extensive costs and minimise reactive intervention.

A Property Maintenance Operative will typically carry out the following activities:

  • Understand and demonstrate the importance of Health and Safety in the workplace
  • Comply with organisational safety, policies and procedures and identify hazards and reduce them
  • Consider safety compliance with a diverse sector of client groups
  • Understand and maintain plumbing and drainage systems, for example repairs to WC systems, leaking taps or water testing and unblocking drains
  • Maintain high levels of water hygiene within a building
  • Understand and maintain electrical distribution, safe repair of electrical installation to legal requirements, for example replacing damaged sockets, plugs, lighting and fuses
  • Understand and maintain plant, safety systems and equipment
  • Demonstrate and implement energy, environment and sustainable practices
  • Understand and maintain grounds and external fabrication of a building, such as drainage and guttering
  • Demonstrate and understand the importance of the control of resources and stock
  • Understand and demonstrate the principles of Planned Preventative Maintenance
  • Carry out repairs and reactive maintenance
  • Understand the importance of customer service

The apprenticeship is anticipated to last for approximately 1 year and the apprentice will work alongside qualified and experienced tradesmen learning the basics of various trade areas on site and assisting in all aspects of the work.

All other duties as and when required, successful candidates will work safely and responsibly at all times, with a positive and enthusiastic approach to work and training., they will be punctual and excellent attendance is expected at both work and college.

What we will offer you (benefits):

Our people are important to us and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all the great work that they do. Our employees enjoy many standard benefits including access to the Taylor Wimpey House purchase discount scheme, pension (including company contributions), quality health cover, paid wet days, share save schemes as well as many flexible benefits such as buying additional holiday days, retails discounts, free Bupa health assessments and so much more. Our benefits work perfectly with our culture where you feel valued as a member of a successful team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Attention to detail and getting jobs right first time
  • The ability to work as part of a team and to demanding deadlines
  • Customer focussed
  • Driving would be advantageous due to the flexible nature of the work

Personal qualities

  • Good work ethic
  • Passion and interest in the role
  • Must have an interest in house building and be keen to learn
  • Ability to motivate self and work with minimum supervision
  • Can do attitude
  • Using initiative
  • Reliable
  • Punctual

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grade 4/C or above (or equivalent) including maths and English

Future prospects

  • The successful candidate will be employed by Taylor Wimpey during their apprenticeship and will work alongside trusted subcontractors to gather knowledge and skills in the trade
  • Following successful completion of the programme, the learner will be supported into finding potential employment with one of our trusted partners within the sub-contractor work force

Things to consider

  • The role is physical and demanding and will require the successful candidate to be on their feet all day
  • The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

Taylor Wimpey takes part in the National House-Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job scheme, where our sites are independently assessed by the NHBC across 28 different standards. We are committed to providing a safe place in which our employees and sub-contractors can work and to high standards of environmental management. Trades and labour are the backbone of our build process. We build over 15,000 homes a year and are now looking to grow our trade’s teams, so if you are looking for a career in Production then you’ll be joining a business with a passion for getting things right first time and exceeding customer expectations. We are looking for people that really take pride in the work they do.


Taylor Wimpey Developments Limited


69 Aston Clinton Road

Weston Turville


HP22 5AB

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Ixion Holdings (Contracts) Limited


Steven Vasiliou 07507 558470

  • Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Training Provider:

  • Ixion Holdings will provide the Apprenticeship Standard
  • Ixion Holdings will complete functional skills where necessary
  • Ixion Holdings will ensure Health & Safety, and Equality & Diversity

Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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