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Site Technician Apprentice SELWOOD ACADEMY

A fantastic opportunity to support with the repairs and maintenance of the entire school site. This is a varied role and duties include security, heating maintenance, lighting, cleaning and porterage. You will learn and develop skills relating to a wide range of trades making this an amazing all round apprenticeship programme.

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Closing date: 24 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Rota basis: Week one - 7.00am-3.30pm Week two - 10.00am-6.30pm Opportunity to cover lettings out of hours and weekends at normal lettings rates plus travel

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working within Health and Safety
  • Maintain the site effectively during periods of inclement weather
  • Responsibility for aspects of school security
  • Be available out of contracted hours in emergencies
  • General porterage duties 
  • Undertake daily agreed cleaning duties and emergency duties/activities
  • Ensure that cleaning equipment is properly maintained
  • Ensure adequate supplies of domestic consumables 
  • Carry out rubbish removal
  • Keep drains, downspouts, waste pipes etc, clean and clear
  • Undertake gardening duties
  • Regular maintenance of the 3G Pitch. 
  • Operate the heating and lighting systems
  • Minor repairs to furniture and fixtures and minor decorating tasks
  • Act as main Fire warden 
  • Work to strict deadlines within well-known routines.
  • Deal with problems, unexpected situations and emergencies 
  • Works within prescribed legislation, eg. Health and Safety. 
  • Ordering procedures followed
  • Makes decisions of a routine nature eg, work priorities.
  • Be aware of, and comply with, policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, security and confidentiality, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Advise of faults to the buildings, fixtures and fittings which require specialist attention
  • Keyholder and responsible for ensuring that the site is secure
  • Personal presence required to ensure unauthorised person(s) are not allowed on site
  • Working hours are as determined by the Operations Manager
  • Cover for absences and holidays as required

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

Property Maintenance Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • 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?

  • Permanent role as a Site Technician

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

Physical effort and working conditions • Continuously on feet, physical work cleaning using potentially hazardous cleaning agents. Working at height occasionally required. • Outdoor working is a regular requirement of this post. The posts require an enhanced criminal background check via the disclosure procedure and are subject to pre-employment checks.

About the employer

We are an Anglican / Methodist Foundation Middle school serving the needs of children aged 9 - 13 in years 5 – 8 and sit at the heart of the community of Frome. As a school, our vision is to allow our whole community to “let your light shine before others.” This is underpinned by our Christian values of Hope, Wisdom, Community and Joy. Every act and decision that we undertake has this in mind The children at Selwood Academy are a delight and they make coming to school exciting and enriching every day. As Headteacher, I feel very blessed to lead, develop and share their love of learning alongside our dedicated staff team. At Selwood we are committed to creating a safe, happy and enriching environment where we all aspire to thrive, achieve and celebrate success together. Our aim is to promote the dignity and well-being of every child and staff member and ensure they flourish in the course of their journey with us. Our Christian foundations ensure that we value each child as unique and special and we dedicate ourselves to ensuring that our children are loved, cared for, challenged and given every opportunity to fulfil their god given potential.






BA11 2EF


Sadie Widlinski


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Training provider



Katy Ash

07517 906144

Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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