Apprentice Property Maintenance Operative THE PARTNERSHIP TRUST

The primary purpose of this post is to undertake a range of repair, maintenance and monitoring duties with regard to the Partnership Trust’s buildings, sites and environments ensuring compliance, safety and security.

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Closing date: 23 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The initial wage is set with a view to increase the wage in increments.

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday, 37 hours per week, half hour lunch break. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Commitment to completion of Property Maintenance Operative L2 apprenticeship over 2 years 
  • Accompany the Trust Maintenance Technician (TMT) on visits to Trust schools, providing a maintenance service as directed by the Trust Estates Manager 
  • Tasks will include a range of maintenance work to include painting & decorating, repairing and improving school facilities as required by the school, installation of equipment, furniture, structures and/or storage units 
  • Support in completing, recording and maintaining documents using relevant IT provision to evidence health, safety and compliance checks throughout the Trust’s schools as directed by the TMT and follow up on recorded actions as required 
  • Be available to support the TMT in attending Trust sites at short notice to assist with urgent repairs and/or deliveries to site 
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships with the TMT and school staff to ensure delivery of the best possible site support service to all 
  • Assist with grounds maintenance across the Trust as needed to ensure grounds are maintained at the required standard 
  • Attend Trust Site Staff team meetings and training opportunities to share and gain information relevant to the role 
  • Completion of job sheets and communication with schools and the Trust team with regard to job status and follow-up 
  • Understand and work in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act, COSHH Regulations and the Trust’s Health & Safety Policy and any other relevant legislation or regulation   

Other Duties. 

  • To undertake other appropriate duties at the request of the Trust MT in line with the scope and spirit of the job purpose, the title of the post and its grading. 
  • To safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils and take steps to prevent any child from suffering ill treatment or neglect. Be familiar with and adhere to the Child Protection procedures adopted within the school and report to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy Safeguarding Lead any concern that a child has been mistreated, either physically, emotionally, sexually or by neglect
  • To ensure the health, safety and welfare of all employees 
  • The post-holder must carry out his or her duties with full regard to the Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy  
  • All duties and responsibilities must be carried out with due regard to the Trust’s Health and Safety Policy  
  • The post-holder will participate in the Trust’s performance management process as it is applied for all staff  
  • The post-holder should have knowledge of and compliance with relevant Trust policies and procedures  
  • Tools, equipment, PPE and protective clothing will be provided where required

The training you will be getting

Training to be provided:

  • Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative apprenticeship standard, which includes: 
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required) 
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA) 

You will work alongside a workplace mentor to successfully learn the knowledge skills and behaviours in order to be successful in the role  

Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date. 

This apprenticeship programme is assessed via end point assessment, which includes undertaking a project, and a conducting a professional discussion about the competencies you have gained with an external assessment agency. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possibility of full-time employment. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 5/4) Essential

About the employer

Founded on the strong belief that with partnership and collaboration we can improve the outcomes for young people, The Partnership Trust is proud to be a diverse family of schools consisting of special schools, village schools, first schools and primary schools based in the city of Bath and beyond.




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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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