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Property Maintenance Apprentice Avocet Hardware Ltd

Avocet Hardware are looking for candidates who are motivated to achieve. Candidates who can (with training and time) excel. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a long-established business and friendly site maintenance team.

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Closing date: 30 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    8:00am to 4:30pm, 8 working hours a day with half an hour unpaid break, 4 days a week

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This role will involve:

  • Cleaning designated facility areas
  • Performing and documenting routine inspection and maintenance activities
  • Preparing areas and surfaces for painting
  • Applying paints and other finishes to various surfaces
  • Floor refurbishment and decoration as the project requires
  • Handling planning and prep work in an efficient manner
  • Moving furniture and equipment as necessary to reach or tidy the project
  • Removing fixtures such as door knobs and light switch covers; Cleaning up supplies and replacing fixtures
  • Carrying out gardening duties and grass cutting, requiring a minimum amount of supervision and use of own initiative
  • The use of a wide range of hand tools, powered hand tools, such as strimmers, hedge cutters etc. Guidance & training for the use of tools will be provided
  • Ensuring that all tools, garden equipment and machinery are correctly maintained and serviced and that they are kept in good and safe working order
  • Any work as asked by line manager pertaining to site maintenance


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Good organizational skills

Personal qualities

  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Motivated to hard work and learn
  • Motivated to be punctual for work and have regular work attendance
  • Previous experience as a handyman, joiner, painter & decorator etc welcomed

Desired qualifications

Grade 3 or above in Math's and English or equivalent

Future prospects

  • Full time employment 

Things to consider

  • Travel to site 

About the employer

For decades, Avocet have been supplying the trade and public alike with the highest quality door and window hardware. As the years have rolled by, Avocet have diversified their product range into also delivering the renowned ABS Anti Snap cylinder range encompassing 3* and 1* security and unrivalled quality.

In 2020, Avocet acquired a third generation agricultural and gardening tool business, thus expanding the products available to our customers even more.

We’re fiercely proud of the Avocet name and with brands such as ABS, Affinity, Pioneer to name a few, at our disposal, our customers be that trade, large home improvement brands or public, can be assured of the very best quality backed by the very best service. And now because of our continued growth and expansion we are offering various apprenticeship opportunities within our successful team.


Avocet Hardware Ltd


Brookfoot Mills

Elland Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kirklees College



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

By Kirklees College - 1 day a week starting in September 2022

Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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