Property Maintenance Apprenticeship SOUTH WEST BUILDING & MAINTENANCE LTD

Throughout your apprenticeship, you will undergo comprehensive training to ensure the successful completion of your qualification in property maintenance. SWBM Property Maintenance are seeking an enthusiastic, Level 2 apprentice with a good attitude towards working in construction to join their motivated team in Launceston.

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Closing date: 08 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    *Wages:* £211.20 per week, any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

    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

    The working hours will be up 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, hours may vary slightly depending on workload and travel time (working hours to tbc).

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 May 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Throughout your apprenticeship, you will undergo comprehensive training to ensure the successful completion of your qualification in property maintenance.

As a successful apprentice in this field, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in your role. This includes becoming proficient in the use of specialist tools, machinery, and power tools relevant to property maintenance tasks.

Attention to detail is paramount, particularly when it comes to cutting and aligning brickwork and slabs. You will receive expert guidance from experienced team members, who will teach you how to safely and correctly operate power tools and specialised cutting equipment.

Additionally, you will gain hands-on experience in preparing mortar, both manually and using mixers, and be involved in the layout of work areas for optimal efficiency. Furthermore, your role may occasionally require manual lifting tasks, contributing to your well-rounded skill set as a property maintenance apprentice.

As a Level 2 Property Maintenance Apprentice, your role involves:

  • Acquiring essential skills and knowledge for successful qualification completion
  • Learning to use specialised tools, machinery, and power tools
  • Demonstrating meticulous attention to detail when cutting and aligning brickwork and slabs
  • Receiving comprehensive training on the safe and correct use of power tools and specialised cutting equipment
  • Gaining expertise in preparing mortar, both manually and using mixers
  • Participating in setting out work areas effectively
  • Engaging in manual lifting tasks
  • Collaborating with qualified team members for hands-on learning
  • Adhering to safety protocols and guidelines
  • Developing proficiency in property maintenance techniques and practices

The training you will be getting

The Apprenticeship in Property Maintenance includes:

  • Level 2 Property Maintenance Apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills maths and English (if GCSE maths and English are not at Grade C/4 or above)
  • CSCS training to be provided

As part of the apprenticeship programme, attendance is required at our Skills Group training centre for one day per week. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site by the employer. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training.

Whilst at the Skills Group training centre, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, whilst the rest will be practical. You will develop your hand skills, carry out brick and block work, learn the correct use of specific tools, carry out pointing and learn mortar ratio mixes under the guidance of your assessor. Learning all these additional skills will benefit you on returning to the employer.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve your Emergency First Aid and Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

As part of your apprenticeship Skills Group will also support you to complete your online CSCS test, which will enable you to apply for your CSCS Card. This shows that you are at the required competent level to carry out site work with the employer.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On completion of your Level 2 Apprenticeship with the company, an opportunity for full time employment will be available for the right candidate. Alternatively, you will be qualified to be self-employed or complete your Level 3 NVQ/apprenticeship standard.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-1 equivalent to A*-G) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-1 equivalent to A*-G) Desired

About the employer

Southwest Building & Maintenance Ltd are celebrating 30 years of service excellence in the building, maintenance, construction and refurbishment sector. Founded in 1992, South West Building & Maintenance Ltd are the leading privately owned building, maintenance, construction & refurbishment company with it’s head office based in Wales. Specialising in a blend of quality management delivering high quality services to its clients using dedicated in house expertise and excellent, robust supply chain relationships a single building solution for all services for all clients.







PL15 7QA

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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

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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