Property Maintenance Apprenticeship The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls

Established in 2016 the LIFE Trust has 10 schools with 310 employees and approx. 2200 pupils, the organisation as a whole works collaboratively to ensure that everything we do can positively impact the lives of our pupils and staff. We are now looking for a multi skilled apprentice to join our valued maintenance team.

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Closing date: 15 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Hourly rate ranging from £5.28 - £10.18 dependant on age.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 09:00 to 17:00

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The apprenticeship will involve the day-to-day maintenance and repair of the school site. This can be routine maintenance through to emergency repairs using a wide range of trade skills.

You will work alongside other maintenance staff and skilled trades to complete the jobs. The apprenticeship will provide you with a great opportunity to learn and will give you valuable experience across a number of areas:

  • Identify risks and hazards and work to Health & Safety regulations.
  • Complete maintenance and repairs using job sheets or job specifications.
  • Use correct hand or power tools for the task.
  • Clear away and dispose of waste safely.
  • Use carpentry and joinery skills to compete minor repairs such as window and door frames.
  • Painting and decorating a range of surfaces.
  • Minor plastering repairs.
  • Plumbing and drainage repairs, identify faults.
  • Use a variety of materials for wall and floor tiling.

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative standard.

This will be a blended delivery, a mixture of Microsoft Teams and face to face. All training will take place on site and within your working hours.

Ixion Holdings will complete functional skills where necessary and will ensure Health & Safety, British Values and Equality & Diversity is embedded throughout the course.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This role leads naturally into other fields such as facilities services, individual trades, building service engineer and facilities management.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

Uniform provided.

About the employer

Our mission is to build great learning communities which unleash creativity and champion optimism, in a spirit of compassion. We believe that Learning Is For Everyone, and through the breadth of our specialist services and educational expertise we support schools to deliver excellent pupil outcomes, create vibrant, exciting environments and offer rewarding careers for staff. To accomplish our mission of building great learning communities, we use our three core beliefs: Courageous optimism Boundless creativity Heartfelt compassion These beliefs are at the centre of everything we do. We live and breathe them. They influence the way we work and the way we view life. We are already on an exciting journey as a Trust and we invite you to discover what it would mean to become part of our family as we build for the future.


The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls


Brentwood Road




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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


Katy Ash

07517 906144

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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