Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship

29486W1/P | Pagefield Centre, Wigan
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Is this course for me?

The primary role of a Property Maintenance Operative is to optimise property condition and quality and to ensure the building is kept in a safe working condition. Property Maintenance Operatives need to maintain a high level of quality, providing maximum satisfaction to customers, clients, guests and team. They will understand the mechanism of buildings including electrical, plumbing, plant, safety systems and equipment. They will provide first and immediate response to fault finding, whilst maximising quality and ensuring cost effectiveness. They will ensure prevention of major damage that could result in extensive costs and minimise reactive intervention. Information from Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education 2021 .

What will I study?

In this apprenticeship you will be learning the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be successful in your chosen role, these include: Core Technical Competencies/Skills and Knowledge/ UnderstandingA Property Maintenance Operative will use their knowledge and understanding of basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing and decorating to;Understand and demonstrate the importance of Health and Safety in the workplaceComply with organisational safety, policies and procedures and identify hazards and reduce themConsider safety compliance with a diverse sector of client groupsUnderstand and demonstrate the importance of working safely at heightCarry out repairs to the fabric of a building, for example repairs to walls, doors, doorframes, skirting boards or plaster damage to internal wallsUnderstand and maintain plumbing and drainage systems, for example repairs to WC systems, leaking taps or water testing and unblocking drainsMaintain high levels of water hygiene within a buildingUnderstand and maintain electrical distribution, safe repair of electrical installation to legal requirements, for example replacing damaged sockets, plugs, lighting and fuses.Understand and maintain plant, safety systems and equipmentDemonstrate and implement energy, environment and sustainable practicesUnderstand and maintain grounds and external fabrication of a building, such as drainage and gutteringUnderstand and demonstrate the safe use of hand tools, for example screwdrivers, power drills, pliers, paper strippers and a variety other tools used in plumbing and carpentryDemonstrate and understand the importance of the control of resources and stockUnderstand and demonstrate the principles of Planned Preventative MaintenanceUnderstand how to prepare for refurbishment or deep clean of equipment and surfacesCarry out repairs and reactive maintenanceUnderstand the importance of customer serviceRecord and report information accurately either internally or externallyCore Behavioural AttributesHave a flexible attitudeCommitment to quality and excellenceAbility to perform under pressurePersists in the face of adversityThorough approach to workOwnership of work and follow through to a satisfactory conclusion.Client/Customer focus and interactionAble to live the organisations valuesAbility to create effective working relationshipsAptitude for problem solvingAbility to comply with company policies and proceduresEnthusiasmAbility to control and influence within remitPersuasive influencing skillsShows respect for all stakeholdersInterpersonal SkillsTake ownership of situationsWork independently and as part of a teamCommunicates effectively either verbally or in writingProblem solving approachA drive for efficiency and value for moneyCommunicate effectively at all levelsAdaptabilityAbility to understand limitations within the roleA drive for quality and excellence

How will I be assessed?

All apprentices now complete an end-point assessment to complete their qualification.This is delivered by an independent end-point assessment organisation with no affiliation to the employer or training provider .This is a national requirement and endpoint assessments are carried out by a third party assessor . End point assessments use a variety of assessment methods depending on the apprenticeship standard these can include:Professional DiscussionsInterviews Showcase portfoliosPractical assessment of skillTheory assessmentsAssignments and more

What qualifications do I need?

Employers are looking for apprentices who have GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4. Level 2 - A minimum of 5 GCSEs, graded 9-3 or equivalent, including Maths or English. Level 3 - 6 - A minimum of 5 GCSEs, graded 9-4 or equivalent, including Maths or English.

What can I progress onto?

Completing this apprenticeship programme with its transferable skills will enable progression into roles such as a Technical Specialist e.g. Electrical or Plumbing and Supervisory and Management roles e.g. Facilities Management, across a wide range of sectors. The apprentice will be recognised by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) providing Associate Membership for the apprentice whilst studying. BIFM have confirmed resources and learning materials will be available for the apprentice to support them throughout their learning journey.

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Course Fees

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Construction and Building Trades n.e.c.

Those working in construction and building trades n.e.c. undertake a variety of tasks in the construction, alteration, maintenance and repair of buildings, steeples, industrial chimneys and other tall structures, and of underwater structures not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 531: Construction and Building Trades.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels


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What could you earn


Typical Tasks

  • Checks and puts on diving suit and equipment and descends underwater to carry out construction, maintenance and repair tasks on sites such as oil rigs, harbours, bridges etc.
  • Erects and repairs fencing.
  • Maintains and repairs steeples, industrial chimneys and other high structures, and installs and replaces lightning conductors.
  • Installs plumbing fixtures, woodwork structures and fittings, and sets glass in frames.
  • Pours and levels concrete, prepares surfaces for painting and plastering, and mixes and applies plaster and paint.
  • Lays bricks, tiles and building blocks to construct, repair and decorate buildings.
  • Selects, measures and cuts steel bars, rods and wire to required lengths, positions and fixes reinforcements into position and tensions as required using hydraulic jacks.
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