South West Building and Maintenance Ltd

South West Building and Maintenance Ltd

£166.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Property Maintenance Apprentice
Published: Nov 10, 2020
Ref: SW375SM

A hardworking apprentice is required for a professional construction company who will be working in both public and private sector in Plymouth.

The Apprentice’s Role

As the apprentice you will be expected to work hard on a daily basis and become experienced within carpentry but willing to undertake all construction trades, you will be taught how to work quickly and efficiently as well as safely at all times. You will expected to experience all aspects of construction such as carpentry, painting and decorating, brick work and plastering. On daily basis you will be tidying the construction site, carrying tools, shadowing colleagues and undertaking jobs which are set out for you within a building, maintenance, construction and refurbishment setting.

Working Hours: The working hours will be 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. Some flexibility will be required due to the nature of the job.

Wages: £166.00 per week, based on a 40 hour week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age. With a pay review/increase depending on ability and performance.

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 apprenticeships@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 332442.

South West Building and Maintenance Ltd has over 25 years’ experience within the construction sector, they have acquired a vast amount of experience working in both public and private industries and have delivered many successful projects for many clients in the education, health, retail, leisure, commercial, industrial, housing and domestic sectors.

They pride themselves on delivering the best in their field on quality and service to their clients. From concept to delivery they handle with professionalism and skill, being able to offer advice and consultations for their clients to assist with best practice results.

South West Building and Maintenance Ltd are proud to be accredited with Chas, Safecontractors and Constructionline. Certificated and accredited with ISO.

After completing a level 2 in Maintenance you may be offered a full time position within the company and the possibility to progress onto other specific trade qualifications.

Skills Required

You will need to be hardworking, keen and friendly, you must be able to work in a team and have good communication skills in order to work with colleagues and speak to clients. You must possess excellent time keeping skills and be precise with your work. A passion for the construction industry is essential.

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 Property Maintenance consists of:

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.Property Maintenance Operative Standard
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 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