Apprentice Property Maintenance Operative East Midlands Housing and Regeneration Ltd

As an Apprentice Property Maintenance Operative, you will work with our Trade Operatives on a day-to-day basis conducting repairs within a variety of trade disciplines in emh homes properties and other related properties. This could include bricklaying repairs, plastering, carpentry, plumbing, painting etc to the specified quality & performance.

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Closing date: 05 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08.00 - 16.00.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To work in an effective and efficient manner at all times and to inform line management at the earliest opportunity, or any other nominated person, where this is not possible
  • To be responsible for keeping a clean and tidy appearance and ensuring that any IMS vehicles or equipment are kept clean in good order, if allocated one. Every attempt must be made to prevent theft of vehicle and equipment. 
  • To use existing and future technology as necessary to effectively carry out work or improve the efficiency of the service
  • To meet the Apprentice Mentor/Team Leader/Works Manager as required, at a specified time to receive work instructions.
  • To participate at team meetings to ensure continuous improvement of performance at Property Services and be willing to learn and contribute to the development of the IMS as and when required throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.
  • To participate at team meetings to ensure continuous improvement of performance at Property Services and be willing to learn and contribute to the development of the IMS as and when required throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.
  • To make and receive telephone calls/messages as required. To acknowledge these calls and respond accordingly.
  • To be aware of responsibilities when entering properties, (including to keep tenants informed, and on completion of job to leave tenants property in a clean and tidy condition).
  • To attend a designated college course and work to and achieve all theoretical and practical requirements set out by the college.
  • You will be expected to undergo designated training sessions as necessary, which may be out of normal working hours and/or at other establishments as may be required.
  • To ensure all duties carried out comply with:

    a) Current Health and Safety issues

    b) Working conditions normally inherent in the job

    c) Customer care standards

    d) emh homes and emh group policies and procedure, specifications, quality standard and work rules.

  • You will be expected to contribute and work towards on-going polices on Community Development, Value for Money, Environmental Issues, Crime and Disorder and Equal Opportunities.

  • To carry out reasonable additional duties/responsibilities where necessary and to accept other such duties as requested by the Works Manager/Team Leader/Apprentice Mentor.

Such duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.

As part of the apprenticeship you may be required to transfer between teams, which may mean working in other areas. 

The training you will be getting

  • Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, you will have achieved a Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative qualification.
  • The training will be day release to Leicester College.
  • Your on the job training will be predominantly covering our South region, based from our Grove Park office (LE19 1SJ). 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential full-time role within the company. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Time Management


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

34 days annual leave (including statutory days), Social Housing Pension Scheme, Health Cash Plan and Enhanced Employee Assistance Program (Provided by BHSF), A wide range of training and development opportunities (we are an Investors in People accredited organisation), Company Sick Pay (dependant on length of service).

About the employer

emh homes is part of emh, one of the largest and most successful providers of affordable housing and housing-related support services in the East Midlands. We have been providing good quality affordable homes to individuals and families in the East Midlands since 1946.


East Midlands Housing and Regeneration Ltd


Emh Homes

1 Barton Close


LE19 1SJ


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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

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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