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Building Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship Sunbelt Rentals

Our Apprentices are the future of our business. On our 15-month apprenticeship programme you will learn the skills to become a successful Building Maintenance Operative with a fantastic range of future career options ahead of you. With the current levels of advancement in technology, there could not be a more exciting time to join us.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Age related annual starting salary of between £14,000 to £17,000 (increases annually), with a bonus at the end of each apprenticeship year completed, and on graduation.

  • Working week

    In agreement with manager but Monday-Friday between the hours of 07:00am to 17:00pm e.g., 08:00am to 16:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    30 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Prepare, maintain, and repair the range of portable buildings available within our Accommodation business division
  • Develop and utilise the joinery, plumbing and decorating skills required to ensure all buildings are completed to a high standard
  • Understand how to successfully fit all necessary interior fixtures and prepare cabins for decoration
  • Assess cabins for damage and potential faults, diagnosing and rectifying any issues while implementing effective repairs to meet Company and operational standards
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive service and maintenance records
  • Understand how to comply with all safety guidelines, legislation, and regulations
  • Develop in-depth product knowledge
  • Build excellent working relationships with customers and understand their business needs and requirements
  • Become an ambassador for our “Customer First” culture, resolving any issues quickly and keeping your colleagues and customers informed, so they feel truly valued
  • Expand your team working skills with your colleagues and the wider Sunbelt Rentals team
  • Manage multiple tasks and deadlines as part of a varied workday in a fast-paced operational environment

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

You will be completing a level 2 Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship Standard. This will be delivered using a combination of;

  • Workplace experience to gain practical skills
  • Guidance and training from an experienced workplace mentor
  • Industry recognised training leading to an apprenticeship qualification. You will attend residential placements in block release at a training centre and may be required to travel outside of your normal working hours

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Following successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be offered a permanent role, with one of the best rental equipment providers in the industry. The size and scope of Sunbelt Rentals affords a wealth of opportunity for future progression. We are increasingly investing in developing the skills of our apprentices, with additional wide-ranging training opportunities built into the programme, and the development of possible higher-level qualifications and career pathways post-graduation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Team working, Initiative, Good Written and Verbal Skills, Ability to follow instructions


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

About the employer

As part of FTSE 100 Ashtead Group plc, Sunbelt Rentals is the leader in equipment rentals in the UK, US and Canada - as well as specialist operations in Europe. Together, our teams of experts provide rental equipment and managed solutions into every market and sector, including construction, industrial, energy, infrastructure, government and events. Our people are at the very heart of our values and they’re our greatest asset. Join us and we’ll give you everything you need to succeed - award winning training, professional development and support and opportunities to progress your Sunbelt Rentals career. The package includes a competitive salary and flexible rewards package including generous holiday allowance (with the opportunity to buy and sell annual leave), life assurance and a great Company pension scheme.


Sunbelt Rentals


Burnt Mills Industrial Estate

Courtauld Rd


SS13 1EG

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Training provider



Adrienne Clover

07443 184283

Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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