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Apprentice Property Maintenance Operative Isle Education Trust

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Estates Apprentice to provide premises support service to IET sites to ensure that the estate meets current Health and Safety and compliance regulations as well as meeting teaching and learning needs.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    37 Hours - may vary according to shifts. Earliest start 6.30am and latest finish 8.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Carrying out minor repairs to property, fixtures, fittings and equipment, which are not beyond the scope of an unskilled handyman
  • Carrying out repairs, to include plumbing, redecorating and joinery/fixings
  • Key holder - responsible for opening and closing of the site when required
  • Be a registered key holder and a point of contact in an emergency
  • Be available for out of hours’ lettings for such as school events and allow contractors access to site
  • Maintaining records of repair, maintenance and compliance as directed
  • Operate and respond appropriately to alarm equipment, fire, intruder and operating systems
  • To carry out compliance testing and other weekly/monthly checks and maintain records
  • Responsible for heating - day to day management of boilers etc. eg maintenance of appropriate temperature, checking of plant/equipment
  • Porterage of equipment eg delivering parcels, moving furniture and equipment
  • To carry out minor grounds maintenance tasks as necessary
  • To carry out ad hoc cleaning duties as needed, such as due to a spillage
  • Ensuring that external rubbish is stored appropriately and safely
  • Setting up of equipment and resources as requested
  • Actively support the Trust in its sustainability aims and recycling initiatives
  • Report any defects of the buildings, furniture, fittings and equipment to the Estates Supervisor or the Estates Director in their absence
  • Monitor contractors to ensure health and safety compliance
  • Keep paths, entrances free of rubbish, debris, ice and snow to ensure the safety of children, parents, staff and visitors
  • Read Gas, Electric and Water metres as required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Must have the following skills:

  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Good communication verbal
  • Ability to use IT (ipad)

Personal qualities

Must have the following attributes:

  • Professional at all times
  • Conscientious worker who takes pride in work
  • Pleasant / friendly / approachable

Desired qualifications

GCSEs in English and Maths at Grade C/4 or equivalent.

Future prospects

Possibility of a permanent position on successful completion of the Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

  • Holiday entitlement
  • Pension scheme
  • Company benefits scheme (discounts)
  • The post would be based at Epworth / South Axholme and possibly Scunthorpe on occasions

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

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About the employer

Multi Academy Trust over 3 sites - a primary, a secondary and an alternative provision, based in Epworth and Scunthorpe. Education from 3-19. The post would be based at Epworth / South Axholme and possibly Scunthorpe on occasions.


Isle Education Trust


South Axholme Academy

Burnham Road




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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lincoln College


Learner Engagement Team 01522 876284

You will receive the following training in addition to the Apprenticeship Standard:

  • In-house training on all company policies and procedures
  • Use of hand tools, including portable electrical equipment and ancillary devices
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Housekeeping
  • Human error
  • Environmental management
  • Fire Safety
  • Asbestos Management
  • Legionella Management
  • Construction Health and Safety basics
  • Incident management
  • Reporting of accidents and near misses
  • Testing and inspection of facilities equipment
  • Planned preventative maintenance
  • Basic joinery, plumbing, mechanical engineering, painting and decorating, portering duties, landscaping and gardening
  • Health and Safety / Safe Systems of Work in the work place
  • Customer service

Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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