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Facilities and Maintenance Apprentice HERTFORD TOWN COUNCIL

This varied role will support the delivery of a high-quality facilities management service at Council owned/managed sites including care taking responsibilities, undertaking basic building repairs and maintenance and setting up rooms for venue hire.

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Closing date: 08 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50 to £18,525.00

    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

    9:00-5:00pm Monday to Thursday 9:00-4.30pm Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To assist with basic care-taking responsibilities including locking and unlocking of buildings, routine maintenance to doors, locks, lighting etc.
  • To assist with basic repairs and maintenance of the buildings such as painting and changing light bulbs and oversee external contractors where required.
  • General tidying up the frontages of the buildings and other property, keeping signs, door furniture and notices maintained and clean of graffiti and dirt, assisting cleaning staff, keeping janitorial stores controlled and offices, toilets and kitchens stocked with supplies, ensuring that refuse is properly disposed of and refuse collection arrangements are in place.
  • To assist with setting up function rooms for meetings, weddings and events, ensuring that these tasks are carried out to a high standard of health and safety and comfort for users.
  • To assist with the weekly inspection and testing of fire and other alarms and that the details are recorded accurately in the log book.
  • To litter pick the grounds on a twice daily basis and to liaise with the council’s grounds maintenance contractors concerning issues within the castle grounds.
  • To provide reception cover when required.
  • Assisting with general maintenance work at the cemetery, closed churchyards, allotments and around the town as required (such as painting, cutting grass, sweeping, tidying, cleaning noticeboards)

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative

Training Provider:

Ixion Holdings will provide the Apprenticeship Framework which will include NVQ/ Diploma, Functional Skills, ERR, PLTS.

Ixion Holdings will ensure Health & Safety, and Equality & Diversity.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This role is wide ranging and once qualified could lead to future opportunities in facilities or property maintenance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Physical fitness, Health and Safety awareness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

The role may involve spending long time on your feet It may involve working outside in all weathers It may involve spending time on one task – eg painting a set of railings

About the employer

Town and Parish councils are the first level of local government. Hertford Town Council provides a range of services to the local community. This includes allotments, a cemetery, support for the town centre, community events and venue hire for weddings and corporate events.






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Training provider



Katy Ash


Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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