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Property Maintenance Apprentice
Sheffield, S5 8UL 
Property Maintenance Operative Standard Level 2 
Required Skills
Communication Skills Listening Skills Team Building Skills Problem Solving Skills Organisational Skills Manual Work Skills

Property Maintenance Apprentice

Providing high levels of customer service, dealing with scheduled property maintenance within two school sites to include plumbing and electrical issues plus other maintenance and repair tasks across a wide variety of skills.

Qualifications Required

5 GCSE’s including English Language and Maths at Grade 5 and above (or equivalent).
Relevant maintenance/trade qualification or willingness to work towards
Commitment to professional development

Desirable experience not essential:

Experience of undertaking a range of caretaking and cleaning duties
Experience of working in an educational environment
Knowledge of Health & Safety regulations and how they apply in a school environment
Knowledge of building cleaning standards

Full Description

Reporting to Regional Senior Site Officer


Be responsible for the effective and efficient day to day support of regional academy facilities
Work towards the successful completion of the Apprenticeship standard Property Maintenance Operative Level 2 including end point assessment qualification in conjunction with Sheffield College City Campus


Work towards the successful completion of the Apprenticeship standard Property Maintenance Operative Level 2 including end point assessment.
Support in liaising with security services and dealing with alarm systems as appropriate
Support the Maintenance of high levels of security across the academy premises
Key holding duties for locking and unlocking of premises as and when required
Support the checking of operation of fire alarms, emergency lights and fire-fighting equipment on regular basis
Support general housekeeping and liaison with cleaning staff to ensure premises remain in suitable and safe condition
Support the completion statutory testing as and when required to manufacturers standards ensuring record keeping is up to date and accurate including boilers, sprinklers, fire alarms etc.
Undertake emergency cleaning as and when required
Clean and tidy all outside spaces, paths, gullies and drains including litter picking and emptying of bins including snow clearance when required
Remove graffiti from internal and/or external spaces using appropriate equipment and materials
Basic maintenance of caretaking/cleaning equipment and ensure safe storage. Report faults to Regional Facilities Manager
Transport refuse to bins in agreed collection points for agreed collection times
Carry out porter duties as required including receipt of goods and supplies
Set out/put away furniture and equipment for functions, meetings and exams
Arrange temporary car parking arrangements and signage as and when required
Ensure Health and Safety compliance with regard to all regulations, policies and codes of practice
Collect or order purchasing of goods as required for completion of any caretaking or maintenance jobs
Ensure adequate stock management of material and equipment including paper towels, toilet rolls, soap etc.
Monitor usage for energy and water services on monthly basis
Supporting the monitoring of all contractors on site and ensure work is completed to required standard.
Identify and report any repairs, maintenance or replacements that require action
Carry out basic maintenance work following appropriate training
To install, maintain or repair, jobs of a minor nature relative to the fabric, fixtures and fittings of the building equipment and furniture.

General maintenance of building:-
Plumbing i.e. leaking taps
Joinery i.e. boarding up broken windows
Plastering to small areas.
Re-glazing to ground floor level.
Electrical i.e. make safe broken light switch/sockets plugs.
Tape over or isolate from further use. Report repair at earliest opportunity
Gas Leaks etc isolate, turn off gas supply. Report repair at earliest opportunity.
Others as necessary within the capabilities of the post holder.
Clean lights and light fittings.
Check and replace faulty lights, tubes and starters on a regular basis. Fit or change electrical plug head if competent. Check fuses and replace with manufacturers recommended fuse.

Additional duties

Comply with and assist with the development of policies and procedures relating to child protection, Health & Safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
Be aware of and support difference and ensure equal opportunities for all
Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the Academy
Develop constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals
Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others
To undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade of the post as requested by the Regional Operations Director.

Special Conditions

Possibility of some evening/Bank Holiday work
Work across regional locations

Equal opportunities
To be sensitive to any matters relating to discrimination and take positive steps to ensure that equality of opportunity is provided to all.

Working Week

37 Hours per week, 52 weeks per year



Application Deadline Date


Possible Start Date


Personal Qualities

Ability to work effectively and supportively as a member of the regional and Academy teams
Ability to act on own initiative dealing with any unexpected problems that may arise
Ability to independently carry out minor repairs
Ability to identify work priorities effectively
Personal qualities
Highly motivated and enthusiastic
High professional standards
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to maintain a professional relationship with both staff and students

Skills Required

,Communication Skills,Team Building Skills,Literacy Skills,Problem Solving Skills,Organisational Skills,Manual Work Skills

Future Prospects

Work based experience through out with review towards sustainable employment within the duration of the apprenticeship.

Training to be Provided

Property Maintenance Apprentice Standard

Knowledge test, practical assessment and
interview at the end of the programme

Additional Qualifications:
The apprentice will be recognised by the
British Institute of Facilities Management
(BIFM) providing Associate Membership

Other Information

The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour. This due to rise to £4.15 per hour from April 2020. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Reality Check

Candidates will ensure they sustainable transport to reach our location of:
Longley Avenue West, Sheffield, S5 8UL