Property Maintenance Apprentice Underwood West Academy

This is an opportunity to work as a Property Maintenance Operative. This opportunity will be varied, offering the chance learn a variety of skills including; electrical, pumbing, glazing, general maintenance within a school setting, health & safety, property management, sports grounds marking plus many more opportunities.

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Closing date: 16 Jan 2024

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

    Monday to Friday - Shifts tbc during interview Can be flexible but a mixture of: 6am - 2pm or 10am - 6pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties include:

  • To support and maintain the school building, including effecting repairs and improvements in order to fulfil the school’s specific responsibilities under LMS.  Undertake minor repairs (electrical, plumbing, glazing, joinery) as necessary.
  • Monitor, operate and maintain appropriate site security systems, including opening and closing the building at the beginning and end of the school day, lettings outside school hours and responding to call outs as necessary in order to provide satisfactory security arrangements.
  • Support the Maintenance officer to maintain and monitor Health and Safety standards, reporting any failures to comply with the school’s statutory obligations in this area and ensure that contractor’s work meets Health and safety Regulations.
  • Carry out cleaning duties (including the moving of heavy furniture and outdoor bins) which will secure the most efficient use of resources.
  • Carry out porterage duties.
  • Review the maintenance log throughout the day and prioritise completion of tasks.
  • Carry out basic weed control and painting to outdoor equipment.
  • Contribute to the ordering of supplies in order to maintain the necessary stock of appropriate resources.
  • Carry out other duties appertaining to the use of the premises as may be necessary from time to time in accordance with the reasonable requirements of the Principal.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship Qualification 
  • Functional Skills level 2 in English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After completion of your apprenticeship you will potentially have the opportunity to progress onto full time positions within the business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5/C+) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5/C+) Desired

About the employer

Underwood West Academy is a happy, nurturing school where children enjoy coming to school and taking part in the wide range of exciting and stimulating learning activities we offer. Our text based curriculum, centred around a love of reading, provides a broad and balanced learning experience for every child as they progress through school. We see every child as an individual learner and pride ourselves on fully meeting their needs and allowing them to fulfill their potentials.


Underwood West Academy


Newcastle Street



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Maxim Business Training


Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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