Delt Shared Services

Delt Shared Services

£12,000 Per Annum

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative Apprentice
Published: Jul 25, 2022
Ref: DEL001

Delt Shared Services is searching for a driven, enthusiastic, and reliable apprentice to join its highly experienced and productive Estates Maintenance Team based in Plymouth.

The Apprentice’s Role

Working in a variety of Special Educational Needs settings, this exciting opportunity will include working alongside a skilled maintenance workforce learning and developing a variety of practical property maintenance skills including Carpentry, Plumbing, Painting, Electrical and Grounds Maintenance. Additional responsibilities will include gaining experience and knowledge to competently carry out a variety of building compliance checks incorporating emergency light and fire alarm testing, legionella monitoring, fire door inspections and fire extinguisher checks to ensure are client’s estate remains safe and fit for purpose. A basic level of IT skills will be required as all their compliance results are recorded on their asset management software.

Delt Shared Services are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post. This is an excellent opportunity for you to make a real difference, significantly contributing to the quality education provision that they support their customers to deliver.

They offer a great work-life balance plus; Pension contribution, matching up to 10% of your salary, Training and Development, subsidised events, charity leave and discounted shopping cards.

Working Hours: 37 hours per week Mon – Fri.

Wages: £12,000 Per Annum (above National Apprenticeship Wage).

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship. Plus ability to buy/sell holidays.

Since 2021, Delt have provided Estates Management to schools across Devon and Cornwall that form the Transforming Futures Trust (TFT). As well as providing strategic advice, Delt offers a flexible service to meet the need for proactive and reactive maintenance care. From building maintenance through to catering, Delt provide a range of estates and facilities support services tailored to the bespoke needs of the Trust and its schools.

Courtlands School caters who have Moderate Learning Difficulties,
Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH) and other complex needs. Following successful applications for Department Education Condition Improvement Funding, with assistance from Futures for
Somerset, Delt oversaw the delivery of the improvement projects and sign off on behalf of the Trust.

In return for your hard work and dedication, Delt will support you to learn and develop in the role, enabling you to achieve your career aspirations. This role is an outstanding opportunity to develop site skills, knowledge and additionally contribute to the strategic element of Estates Management.

Skills Required:

The successful candidate needs to be focused, committed, organised and highly driven to achieve. You must be hard working and have attention to detail and take pride in your work. You must have excellent time keeping, show a keen interest to progress in this trade and be able to work well within a team and by yourself.

Prior Qualifications:

Grades A*/9 – C/4 in English and Maths GCSEs are desired but not essential as Functional Skills at Level 1 and 2 English and Maths will be provided by Skills Group.

Property Maintenance Operative Standard
Functional Skills in Maths and English
Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test
Emergency First Aid
Certified Health and Safety Course
Internet Safety / Safeguarding

As part of the apprenticeship programme, attendance is required at our Skills Group training centre for one day per week. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site by the employer. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training.

Whilst at the Skills Group training centre, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, whilst the rest will be practical. You will develop your hand skills, carry out brick and block work, learn the correct use of specific tools, carry out pointing and learn mortar ratio mixes under the guidance of your assessor. Learning all these additional skills will benefit you on returning to the employer.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve your Emergency First Aid and certified Health and Safety Certificates, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School