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Maintenance Caretaker Apprentice REDHILL ACADEMY TRUST

To support the Premises Team to develop and maintain a secure, high quality, safe environment for staff, students and visitors

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00 30 mins lunch (unpaid)

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

General School responsibilities

  • To act corporately at all times as directed
  • To effectively contribute towards the delivery of a high quality educational experience for all students, delivering services in a way that is appropriate and responsive and which displays the highest standards of customer care
  • To observe all school policies / procedures / working practices / regulations and in particular to comply with the School's Equality and Diversity Policy, Health and Safety Policy, Financial Regulations, Safeguarding Policy and the Code of Conduct
  • To undertake appropriate training and staff development
  • As part of the estates team, to be visible and accessible to staff.

Principal duties and responsibilities


  • To support the day-to-day operation of the school facilities
  • To be responsible for the security of the premises and its contents including the operation of fire and burglar alarms and key holder responsibilities during working hours
  • To be responsible for lighting and cleaning of premises including the maintenance and operation of plant and defined handyperson duties, replacement of and other duties arising from the use of premises
  • To be responsible for general handyperson duties including securing screws, hinges, doors etc lie good housekeeping and any other general duty requested
  • To liaise with statutory authorities to ensure compliance with all statutory requirements as necessary
  • Removal of graffiti from internal and external surfaces where appropriate
  • Replacing consumable items and delivery of orders to the appropriate departments as required

Health and Safety

  • Under the supervision and direction of Site Manager or Site Supervisor, assist with the day to management of, monitoring of and risk assessing the operation of all the Academy's facilities, activities and services to meet the requirements of the Academy's Health and Safety Policy, including related risk control measures i.e. fire safety, legionella, asbestos, waste disposal, COSHH, statutory licences and electrical testing is managed and controlled effectively to meet current legislation, in conjunction with the FES managed service.
  • To ensure compliance with all aspects of fire legislation and good practice, to include adequate testing of evacuation procedures across all School sites and carrying out routine testing of alarms etc. as directed in conjunction with the FES managed service.
  • To actively promote a strong health and safety culture across the School
  • To ensure that school facilities meet the requirements of the Equality Act in relation to Disability and is accessible to all, taking responsible care for the health and safety of him/herself and of other persons who may be affected by his/her activities

Maintenance and Security

  • To contribute to the security of all premises and assets, including the safeguarding of students and staff as requested by the Site Manager.
  • To support the management of CCTV systems including monitoring and data protection.  To attend to the intruder alarms where applicable. Boarding up and making secure the building, following acts of vandalism where appropriate.


  • To contribute to the Academy's cleaning facilities and ensure that appropriate cleaning services are in place across the school and are providing best value ensuring that equipment, procedures, policies and practices are in line with health and safety requirements and maintained and kept in good working order
  • Where required assist with the cleaning of internal areas


  • To carry out porterage duties as and when required by the establishment
  • Ensuring that all exterior hard surface including artificial/turfed areas are kept in a clean and tidy condition — including the emptying of litter baskets, the cleaning of drains and gulley's as required and the salting, de-icing of hard surface areas during the winter months and moving of snow to ensure access and egress to the premises
  • To be available and attend to the requirements of the hirers of the premises for the purpose of evening and weekend lettings. Setting out furniture, exam desks, meeting rooms etc as requested by the Site Manager or Site Supervisor.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Time management skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Genuine interest in maintenance  
  • General grasp of health and safety around sites
  • Be able to listen and take orders
  • Self-motivated & reliable

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grades A to C or 9-4 or equivalent

Future prospects

This company is committed to offering a long term opportunity for the right candidate and further training relevant to the role along the way.

Things to consider

  • Only applications with a current contact number and/or email address can be accepted.
  • All applications are acknowledged by telephone in the first instance and taken through an initial screening process.
  • Applicants must undertake all West Notts College assessments before being eligible for presentation to employers
  • From 1st April 2021 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £4.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training or on off the job training activity. For more information visit:
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About the employer

Park Vale Academy is sponsored by the Redhill Academy Trust. The Academy believe they offer something very special for both staff and students. Their core principles are based on

  1. High expectations of all students
  2. Valuing and celebrating academic achievement
  3. Consistently outstanding focused teaching
  4. Widening students' experiences through a range of extracurricular experiences, including sports, music and the performing arts




Park Vale Academy

Top Valley Drive



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Vision West Nottinghamshire College


Lee Speed 01623 627191

Full Property maintenance operative level 2 apprenticeship including functional skills in maths and English if required.

You will be assigned to an assessor who will visit you in the workplace on a regular basis to work with you on the development of knowledge, skills and behaviours within your role. 

This apprenticeship programme also has a day release element which means that you will attend West Notts College at Station Park for structured learning. 

After a pre-determined period of learning, you and your employer will agree with your training provider that you have completed all required learning and are ready to enter 'Gateway'. 

Gateway is the period of your apprenticeship where you prepare for and await your End Point Assessment which is completed by an external organisation. It is your End Point Agreement that determines your final apprenticeship grade. 

Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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