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Apprentice Property Maintenance Operative

Barnsdales FM Ltd
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.

Barnsdales FM Ltd - Employer

Barnsdales FM are a Facilities Management company who offer efficient management to a range of property related services. We support landlords, occupiers and agents in delivering efficient, well maintained, compliant properties.

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Job Summary

93194
GBP 216.38
37.50
Watford
06/12/2018
New Vacancy
Construction
Barnsdales FM Ltd
Full-Time



Detailed Job Description

A 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 workplace
  • Comply with organisational safety, policies and procedures and identify hazards and reduce them
  • Consider safety compliance with a diverse sector of client groups
  • Understand and demonstrate the importance of working safely at height
  • Carry out repairs to the fabric of a building, for example repairs to walls, doors, doorframes, skirting boards or plaster damage to internal walls
  • Understand and maintain plumbing and drainage systems, for example repairs to WC systems, leaking taps or water testing and unblocking drains
  • Maintain high levels of water hygiene within a building
  • Understand 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 equipment
  • Demonstrate and implement energy, environment and sustainable practices
  • Understand and maintain grounds and external fabrication of a building, such as drainage and guttering
  • Understand 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 carpentry
  • Demonstrate and understand the importance of the control of resources and stock
  • Understand and demonstrate the principles of Planned Preventative Maintenance
  • Understand how to prepare for refurbishment or deep clean of equipment and surfaces
  • Carry out repairs and reactive maintenance
  • Understand the importance of customer service
  • Record and report information accurately either internally or externally

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. Please note whilst this advert does state a “weekly wage”, you will be paid on a monthly basis; the starting salary is £12,000 per annum.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

GCSE Maths and English at A-E (9-2) grades or equivalent

Skills required

  • Team player,
  • Good with Tools,
  • Communication, analytical
  • Have a flexible attitude
  • Commitment to quality and excellence
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Persists in the face of adversity
  • Thorough approach to work
  • Ownership of work and follow through to a satisfactory conclusion.
  • Client/Customer focus and interaction
  • Able to live the organisations values
  • Ability to create effective working relationships
  • Aptitude for problem solving
  • Ability to comply with company policies and procedures
  • Enthusiasm
  • Ability to control and influence within remit
  • Persuasive influencing skills
  • Shows respect for all stakeholders

Personal Qualities

  • Empathy,good work ethic,willingness and keen to learn new skills
  • Take ownership of situations
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Communicates effectively either verbally or in writing
  • Problem solving approach
  • A drive for efficiency and value for money
  • Communicate effectively at all levels
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to understand limitations within the role
  • A drive for quality and excellence

Future prospects

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.

Additional Information

Training provided

Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 Property Maintenance Standard. Learning will be done in the workplace and you will need to attend the College in Hemel Hempstead one day a week during term time. If you need to complete Functional Skills, you will be required to attend College once a week for at least the first 3 months. Apprentices without Maths or English at level 1 must achieve this level and take the test for level 2 Maths and English before the end of the apprenticeship.

Work is primarily on one site as above, however occasionally you may leave site to source/obtain materials for works on site. Works will be both indoors and outdoors as it is the responsibility of resident staff to maintain the whole site, buildings and grounds. It is vitally important that the successful candidate have empathy for the site residents who are adults with learning difficulties, so therefore must have a mature outlook and good communication skills. There may be some computer work, but this will be minimal, ie sourcing suppliers, emailing, recording documents

West Herts College - Learning Provider

For more information about this vacancy please contact West Herts College on 01923 275700 or email: apprenticeships@westherts.ac.uk (Ref ID:93194)
West Herts College

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