Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship
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.
Apprentices must meet all of the core requirements of the standards, a selection from which is shown below. You can download the full standards from the government's website at:-
- 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
- Maintain high levels of water hygiene within a building
- Understand the importance of customer service
- Understand and maintain plant, safety systems and equipment
- 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
- 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 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
- Understand how to prepare for refurbishment or deep clean of equipment and surfaces
- Have a flexible attitude
- Persists in the face of adversity
- Ownership of work and follow through to a satisfactory conclusion.
- Able to live the organisations values
- Aptitude for problem solving
- Ability to control and influence within remit
Downloads (full details from government website)
Apprenticeship Standards for Property Maintenance Operative
Assessment plan for Property Maintenance Operative
Entry Requirements: Individual employers will set their selection criteria but the standard includes Maths and English understanding and functional application at Level 1, enabling apprentices to aspire to the next level. Employers will set the entry specification suitable for the correct level of the individual.
Duration: Based on the entry requirements the minimum duration for this apprenticeship is 12 months.
Typical Job Roles: Maintenance Assistant, Property Engineer, Facilities Assistant, Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Technician, Caretaker, Janitor, Multi-Skilled Technician, Premises Manager.
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