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Facilities and Maintenance Apprentice ILFRACOMBE TOWN COUNCIL

The role of a Facilities & Maintenance Apprentice is to train with the team in the optimisation of property owned by the council. The successful candidate will; - Maintain a high level of quality. - Provide maximum satisfaction to customers & clients. - Ensure prevention of major damage that could result in extensive costs.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    The working week will be Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm with 30 minutes for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To provide support to the Facilities and Maintenance team with the schedule of property management, maintenance and repairs, whilst supervised by various members of the wider Ilfracombe Town Council Team.
  • The main role will be to liaise with the Facilities and Maintenance manager over priorities of tasks and assist the maintenance team whenever required, ensuring the care and upkeep and appearance of buildings, property and facilities and to assist with grounds maintenance and street hygiene.

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

  • The successful candidate will undertake the Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship
  • The successful candidate will based at the Barnstape campus & Brannams campus.
  • The successful candidate will be required to attend the College one day a week. This will be discussed on appointment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • To attain the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) qualification.
  • To work either within the council as a Facilities and Maintenance Operative or similar role with the organisation.
  • A supervisory role, leading an operational team to deliver a range of services that meet customer requirements.
  • It is hoped that on completion of the apprenticeship that the successful candidate will be taken on by the council in a facilities and maintenance operative role

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Have a flexible attitude, Carry out physical duties, Work well under pressure, Able to communicate in writing, Good time management, Experience of caretaking, Experience of cleaning, Experience of groundswork


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 1) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 1) Desired
Other Health & Safety at work (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Regular manual handling (which includes assisting, manoeuvring, pushing and pulling) of objects or people • On occasions working with Hazardous substances or equipment • On occasions working in enclosed spaces • Working both inside and outdoors • Working with challenging behaviors

About the employer

Ilfracombe Town Council was created in 1974. The council is based in the Ilfracombe Centre which located in the High Street. It is the 3rd tier of Local Government after Devon County Council and North Devon District Council and deals only with the Town of Ilfracombe. The Town itself is split into 2 Wards; East and West, represented by 18 councilors. The council also owns both The Lantern Centre and the Ropery Road Car Park.







EX34 8AL

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Training provider



Ben Norrish

07794 692 079

Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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