Apprentice Multi Trade Operative – MOT Team with Property Plus
Employment Type:
£5.60 per hour min
ST18 9AP
Closing Date:
31st May, 2017

Property Plus offer this apprenticeship at the National Minimum Wage for your age group, £5.60 for 18-20 year olds, £7.05 21-24 year olds and £7.50 25 years plus.

Job Purpose

To carry out high quality maintenance work to the Group’s properties and for external customers as appropriate.

This post does require the post-holder to carry out duties of a physical nature other than light lifting.

These could include one or more of the following: Manual work i.e., plastering, painting, bricklaying, general labouring, Working at heights, Working off site in tenant’s homes

Key Tasks

– To carry out external and internal painting to a high standard including suitable preparation of the surfaces being painted.
Maintain, overhaul or replace component parts to windows and doors, including uPVC.
– Carry out reasonable repairs to joinery prior to painting.
– Carry out plaster patching and filling to a reasonable standard prior to painting.
– Repair or replace timber fence panels to include gates and iron works.
– Clean and clear guttering and rain water goods carrying our quality repairs if appropriate.
– Replace or re-lay PCC concrete slabs as required.
– Replace single and/or double glazing units as required.
– Use of high level cleaning system (Sky Vac).
– Cleaning of uPVC materials to a satisfactory standard.
– Clearance of gardens and communal areas.
– To collect job orders and arrange visits to keep pre-arranged appointments, as appropriate.
– To carry out jobs according to instructions and to keep materials usage to a minimum consistent with required quality standards, obtaining approval whenever any substantial variation from orders is required.
– To report to the Repairs Supervisors any additional items or defects encountered during the course of day-to-day work.
– To ensure that work is carried out in accordance with all Health and Safety at Work regulations and codes of practice, including wearing protective clothing as supplied, and to attend training as requested.
– To maintain up-to-date knowledge, with training where appropriate, of standards applicable to individual trade.
– To collect necessary goods from stock or from suppliers.
– To ensure that all tools, vehicles, equipment and plant used are kept in good, clean working order and serviced regularly.
– To keep accurate daily and weekly records of work carried out on job tickets and timesheets, in accordance with procedures.
– To work management directed overtime as required.
– To maintain a professional and cordial relationship with tenants whose homes are visited.
– To ensure that the Group’s Equality and Diversity Strategy is fully implemented at all times.
– To carry out other duties appropriate to this post, as necessary.

Skills required for this apprenticeship

– Able to work as part of a team
– Good communication skills
– Ability to understand and carry out instructions

Personal qualities required for this apprenticeship

– Flexible, enthusiastic, ‘can-do’ approach to everyday work
– Good Work Ethic, Passion and right attitude to work

Hours of work

37.5 hours, Monday – Friday

Qualifications required

GCSE Maths and English A*- C or Functional Skills or equivalent is preferred

Apprenticeship framework

Maintenance Operations Level 2, you will be required to attend our centre in Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 7AS, on a block release basis. please consider your transport arrangements.

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Welcome to the Housing Plus Group, which was formed in October 2016 by a merger between Severnside Housing and Housing Plus. The Housing Plus Group now provides homes and services to customers across Shropshire and Staffordshire, with 12,000 apartments, houses, bungalows and flats and 600 employees. This makes the Housing Plus Group a significant midlands employer, purchaser and business partner, as well as providing homes and services for communities across two counties.