Plymouth College

Plymouth College

National Minimum Wage for Age

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Maintenance Apprentice
Published: Jul 31, 2018
Ref: PC268JD

This is an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work within a large school to gain a good qualification.

The Apprentice’s Role

The successful candidate will be required to carry out reactive maintenance requests including carpentry, painting, plumbing and general small works, to operate the helpdesk software ‘Taskman’ detailing all reactive and planned maintenance, to carry out planned preventative maintenance tasks including for example; PAT testing, Fire alarm and Emergency Light testing, assist in managing works including the allocation of resources and purchasing of materials, as required operate under own initiative with a positive attitude and aptitude to providing excellent customer service, to work as part of the team on building/construction project work, to provide guidance and support for colleagues and apprentices.

All aspects of general building/maintenance work including:

• Plumbing/drainage
• Brickwork/groundwork
• Plastering
• Painting and decoration
• Roofing

Working Hours: Working Hours are 8.30am -4.30pm Mon-Fri (occasional out of hours and weekend work will be required).

Wages: Minimum wage appropriate to age with the potential for progression.

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

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address or call us on 01752 332442.

We are a non-selective school, although all applicants for the Senior School are asked to sit an entrance test in English and Mathematics for setting purposes.

In addition to full boarding, offered from Year 6, weekly and occasional boarding are available. Of our 480 Senior School pupils, 125 are boarders. We welcome applications from overseas pupils and currently have pupils from 38 countries attending the school. We hope that our website will give you a good introduction to Plymouth College and that it will encourage you to visit the school – so that you can fully appreciate all that we have to offer.

Entrance to Plymouth College Preparatory School is typically at Pre-School and Year 3. For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact;

After completing a level 2 in a Maintenance qualification you maybe offered a full time position within the company.

Skills Required

A full clean driving licence would be an advantage to assist in driving school minibuses and maintenance vans. The post will be subject to DBS check and approval.

Personal Qualities

You must be friendly and hardworking as well as be able to take direction well, you must also have excellent communication skills and be focused at all times.

Prior Qualifications

GCSE English and Maths at C or above would preferable however not essential.

The Apprenticeship in Multi-Trade consists of:

◾Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Maintenance
◾Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance
◾Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
◾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.

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