Area Caretaker Apprenticeship - Wolverton and Greenleys Town Council INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

Customer services, general maintenance of Town Council properties and land, monitoring of cleaning and maintenance staff and contractors, across Town Council buildings, parks and play areas.

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Closing date: 21 May 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

    For example, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, shifts, may work evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 May 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To plant and maintain the Town Hall gardens, flower baskets and land belonging to or managed by the Town Council.
  • To undertake weekend, evening and early morning duties as directed.
  • To assist with Council festival events throughout the parish as and when required.
  • To carry out weed control, plot preparation and general maintenance at any allotments administered by the Town Council.
  • To undertake practical jobs such as footpath clearance, strimming, hedge cutting etc. as directed by the area caretaker.
  • To keep pathways and walkways surrounding Town Hall & car park free from litter, weeds, leaves, snow and ice.
  • To assist in the implementation of festivity displays around the town council area.
  • To remove graffiti where required.
  • To inspect and maintain dog bins.
  • In liaison with Milton Keynes Council remove fly posting and graffiti, inspect and report damage of street furniture.
  • Maintain street furniture where they are WGTC assets.
  • Conduct repairs to planters.
  • Inspect Wolverton on a waste removal day to ensure that rubbish has been removed by Milton Keynes.
  • Council’s contractor and liaise with contractor for its removal if not collected. Collect if necessary. This task to be performed dependant on workload.
  • To help prevent crime, vandalism and anti-social behaviour by being a visible presence and acting as the ‘eyes and ears’ of the Town Council.
  • To encourage a feeling of community and pride throughout the town council area.
  • To report ‘sites of concern’ such as fly tipping, abandoned vehicles, road and pavements in need of repair, faulty streetlights and other environmental problems around all wards on a regular and frequent basis.
  • To take all reasonable care for the Health and Safety of self and others, and carryout all tasks and duties in accordance with the Health and Safety Policy of the Town Council.
  • To drive the parish vehicle and be responsible for its day-to-day maintenance and cleanliness.
  • To adhere to the van usage policy.
  • To take full responsibility for Town Council equipment.
  • To undertake minor maintenance tasks to all Town Council properties.
  • Locate and download data for the Speed Indicating Devices.
  • To maintain and update council noticeboards.
  • Assist with Municipal Planting and other community projects (when practical).
  • To lock and unlock the Town Hall and other buildings as required.

The training you will be getting

  • Facilities Services Operative Level 2.
  • Remote training. 
  • Delivery method TBC.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Successful candidates could progress onto full time employment on completion of placement. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade D or 3 or above) Desired

Things to consider

Successful applicant will need to complete DBS application. Physically able to do manual work.

About the employer

Inspire ATA is an official Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency, licenced by the Department for Education. Currently ranked 2nd in the Rate My Apprenticeship Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers in the UK Award 2023-2024. Inspire ATA specialises in creating apprenticeship opportunities, where we recruit and employ the apprentice on behalf of our host clients, enabling us to offer additional support and a better experience for both the apprentice and the client as the experts in the industry. We arrange the most suitable and appropriate apprenticeship training from one of our partnered training providers. If you are successful in securing an apprenticeship with Inspire ATA, it is important to understand that Inspire ATA will be your employer and the apprenticeship placement will be a separate organisation that simply hosts you as an apprentice. As a Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency, Inspire ATA performs an important role in developing the UK labour market and it is our responsibility to ensure that talent is recognised, developed, and matched with business needs, whatever the background of the individual, irrespective of gender, race, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity and gender reassignment. We are proud of the diverse nature of our business and work with clients to ensure that all candidates are treated with courtesy and respect.




Creed Street


Milton Keynes

MK12 5LY


Stuart Kinch

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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

Apprenticeship standard

Facilities services 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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