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Maintenance Assistant Apprenticeship Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Would you like to be part of a team that is responsible for the maintenance and facilities management for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority? If so, we have an exciting opportunity to join our Estates team as the Maintenance Assistant Apprentice

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Additional £50 per month travel allowance for the first year of apprenticeship

  • Working week

    Normal working hours are 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.30pm on Fridays with a lunch break each working day of one hour. The part time (30) hours for this role will be worked within these times

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Travel and visit the different properties around the Park to ensure day-to-day repair and maintenance tasks are completed in a timely and satisfactory manner.
  • Assist with both reactive and proactive repair, and maintenance tasks, to a high standard, on any of the Authorities property portfolio, which (where possible) could include:

o   Joinery work

o   Painting and decorating

o   Grounds maintenance

o   Basic plumbing work

o   Gutter clearing

  • On occasion, work with the Ranger service with car park litter picking and to manufacture and fit outdoor woodwork (to include signs, bridges, etc.) for the Authority's properties and public rights of way.
  • Assist with obtaining quotes from contractors and help with project planning, to support financial decision making.
  • Administration tasks such as managing the maintenance email account, raising purchase orders, ordering stock and monitoring the cleaners.
  • Utilise the Facilities Management (FM) helpdesk software to monitor and action all maintenance requests.
  • Assist with Health & Safety compliance at certain properties to include water monitoring, fire safety checks, updating COSHH folders with new items, helping with undertaking risk assessments and monitoring the online Service portal (Concerto).
  • Assist in the co-ordination and communication of major works in Authority buildings to ensure minimum disruption.
  • Learn how to work independently, and, at times, use own initiative to carry out all works to the safest and highest standard possible whilst maintaining efficiency.
  • Take a proactive approach to all aspects of the role and assist the Estates team to minimise disruption, promote efficient running of the buildings and minimise expenditure.
  • Assist with the day to day running of the Grassington workshop, including cleaning down and oiling machinery, inspecting equipment, health and safety, general security and tidiness of the premises and yard.
  • Comply with the Authority’s Health and Safety Policy and Codes of Safe Working Practice.

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

  • Property Maintenance Operative (PMO) - Level 2
  • The training will be carried out on site and the Trainer will visit you in the workplace and some meetings may be held over Teams. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You could pursue a career in any of the following roles on completion of the apprenticehsip:

  • Caretaker
  • Custodian
  • Facilities Assistant
  • Janitor
  • Maintenance Assistant
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Multi-Skilled Technician
  • Premises Manager
  • Property Engineer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


Other No qualifications are required (Grade Not applicable) Desired

Things to consider

A level of physical fitness is required, as you’ll be required to work on ladders, lift materials and equipment, reach up doing decorating task and sometimes needing to walk long distances doing rights of way tasks. Access to a car (or access to a means of mobility support) is necessary to meet the travel requirements of the role

About the employer

We are the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, an organisation that protects, enhances, and promotes the immense beauty, wildlife, and character of the Yorkshire Dales. Set against expansive heather moorland tops, each valley has its own distinct charm, from crags and waterfalls to an underground labyrinth of caves. The Estates team is responsible for all Authority properties, ensuring they are in a condition that is fit for purpose and that preserves their asset value.


Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority



Hebden Road


BD23 5LB


Jon Tighe

01756 751655

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Our online application process allows you to complete the form in stages and you can log in/out at any time. In order for the shortlisting panel to assess your application, please demonstrate how you meet the essential and desirable criteria by referring to the job description and person specification and provide examples.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 22 Aug 2022