Property Maintenance Apprentice Greatwell Homes

You will be learning new skills in all aspects of maintenance, which will include a full range of customer focused high-quality repairs, maintenance and improvement works to Greatwell Homes’ tenanted and void properties. Skills include plumbing, maintenance, tiling, painting, decorating, carpentry, electrical and more.

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Closing date: 10 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm with 1 hour unpaid lunch break

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As part of your job role, you will be:

  • Undertaking a range of general repairs and maintenance tasks within occupied and void properties, using multiple trades and skills, ensuring work is completed to a high standard. This may include but is not limited to; carpentry, plumbing works, plastering, wall tiling, general repairs etc.
  • Completing training and development as part of the Apprenticeship.
  • Providing and promoting high quality customer care to all Greatwell Homes customers, ensuring key communication with customers is conducted to keep them up to date on work progress.
  • Using a hand held personal digital assistant (PDA) for all jobs issued.
  • Ensuring the effective use of all materials making sure any unused materials are returned to van stock.
  • Completing detailed and accurate risk assessments before completing any works.
  • Ensuring all appointments made are met and completed correctly first time wherever possible, ensuring cost-effective repairs and value for money.
  • Making sure all properties are left safe, clean and tidy following any works, treating all properties, customers and their belongings with respect.
  • Operating and maintaining company vehicles ensuring they are in a safe, roadworthy condition at all times. Keep the vehicle clean and tidy and ensure compliance with all vehicle safety checks each day, recording mileage and fuel usage efficiently. Reporting any faults or defects.
  • Maintaining all company tools and equipment, carrying out the required checks and reporting any faults or defects.
  • Wearing the corporate uniform and any personal protective equipment (PPE) when required.
  • Communicating effectively with other Operatives, contractors, associated employees, your mentor, coach and any other representatives from the training provider.

The training you will be getting

  • Property Maintenance Operative Level 2 qualification 
  • Northampton College - Booth Lane - One day a week  

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion of the Apprenticeship, the Employer may wish to maintain your employment on a permanent basis

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Full UK driving license


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math's (Grade 3) Essential

Things to consider

You must have a full UK driving license, are a minimum of 18 years of age, and live within a 15 mile radius of Wellingborough. APPLICANTS, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE EMPLOYER DIRECTLY AS THIS WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING DISQUALIFIED

About the employer

Greatwell Homes is a not-for-profit housing association, set up to meet the housing needs of people in Wellingborough and the surrounding areas. We provide high quality homes and believe in creating friendly communities where people want to live.


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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


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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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