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Property Maintenance Operative Apprentice VIVO DEFENCE SERVICES LIMITED

VIVO are looking to recruit a hardworking Property Maintenance Operative apprentice to join their team. You will be working alongside our operations team and supply chain partners to help maintain and repair a wide range of properties across the Defence Estate.

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Closing date: 28 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary £20,000 - £23,000 pa Salary interval Monthly

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 16:30

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This role will help you learn the skills to become a successful Property Maintenance Operative with a great range of future career options ahead of you within VIVO.

You must be 18 years old or over, and resident in the UK for over 5 years. This is due to security clearance requirements.

As a member of the VIVO team you will be providing great customer service and support to serving members of the armed forces. Tasks and duties will include:

·       Building repairs, such as plastering, tiling, decorating etc.

·       Basic joinery and plumbing (trades to be agreed)

·       Legionella testing and flushing

·       Supporting our supply chain partners

·       Testing and inspections

·       Maintaining accurate repair and maintenance records

You will be completing a level 2 Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship Standard, and will be given workplace experience to gain practical skills, with guidance and training from an experienced workplace mentor.

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 Standard.

·       Ixion Holdings will complete functional skills where necessary.

·       Ixion Holdings will ensure Health & Safety, British Values and Equality & Diversity is embedded throughout the course.



What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Following successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be offered a permanent role with VIVO, with further training opportunities to help you progress your career with us.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

Applicants must be 18 years old or over, and resident in the UK for over 5 years. This is due to security clearance requirements.

About the employer

Why VIVO Defence? VIVO, a 50:50 joint venture between Serco and EQUANS, has been awarded places on the Defence FM and Housing Maintenance framework contracts. VIVO embodies both experience and innovation. Our parents, Serco and EQUANS, are industry-leading FM specialists who provide lived wisdom of Defence and market leading regeneration capabilities. Together, we bring a deep understanding and appreciation of the military’s ethos, culture, operational practices and structures to create an organisation that will work side by side with our partners, customers and service users to achieve their goals. Our purpose is to modernise the lived experience for our Armed Forces to achieve, grow and thrive. There is one other element that will be critical to the success of our joint venture – our culture. Our ‘Commit to Enable’ culture is centred around the commitments we make every day to enable Defence Capability. VIVO. Built for Change.




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Training provider



Asma Jabeen

07518 904991

Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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