Site Services Apprentice Buxton School

This is an exciting new vacancy with Buxton School where you will provide an effective caretaking service for the school.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,884.16 to £19,506.24

    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

    This role is all year round (52 weeks) Monday to Friday with a day release within this for college 36 hours a week on a rota basis.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key Activities - Operational

Cleaning & Maintenance

  • Assist with minor/simple repairs e.g. minor plumbing, changing lightbulbs, unblocking drains, repairing door furniture
  • Basic operation of heating plant, cooling and light systems
  • Collect and assemble waste for collection
  • Undertake cleaning duties including graffiti removal, litter picking
  • Undertake emergency cleaning duties
  • Undertake activities to maintain safe and clean external environment e.g. gritting
  • Resources:
  • Undertake basic record keeping as directed
  • Refill and replace consumables e.g., soap and towels
  • Report faulty equipment and other maintenance requirements to the appropriate person
  • Maintain the security of school premises by reporting potential security breaches
  • Ensure lights and other equipment are switched off as appropriate
  • Organisation
  • Assist with the receipt, distribution, collection and despatch of goods
  • Assist and participate in the organisation and movement of furniture within the building
  • Maintain and arrange orderly and secure storage of supplies
  • Operate everyday equipment in accordance with instructions (training will be provided)
  • Responsibilities:
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security and confidentiality, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Treat all users of the school with courtesy and consideration
  • Present a positive personal image, contributing to a welcoming school environment which supports equal opportunities for all
  • Comply with health and safety policies and procedures at all times
  • The above mentioned duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be asked to carry out other relevant and/or reasonable duties as directed by their line manager.

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

City & Guilds Level 2 Property Maintenance

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible permanent contract on completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 1 or equivalent Plumbing/Electrical/Painting & Decorating (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

You will undertake a full DBS (police check)

About the employer

Welcome to Buxton School Buxton opens doors for our community. We are an honest, kind family of learners, inspiring ambition for our pupils’ futures. At Buxton School, we believe that every pupil can be inspired to be the very best that they can be. We have integrity; aiming to for all children and young people to become high achievers and kind, active citizens in our ever-changing world.


Buxton School


233 Cann Hall Road


E11 3NL

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Training provider



Lynn Parsonage

Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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