Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship Level 2
If you enjoy working with your hands this is the apprenticeship for you. This is a 12 month programme, and you will need to have an employer that covers all areas of Property Maintenance (which the College can support you in finding) in order to develop the skills required to complete this programme and prepare you to work in the industry. You will attend College for one day per week and work for a recognised company for the remainder of the week.
You will learn a wide range of specialised property maintenance skills as well as health and safety. Upon successful completion you could progress on to an apprenticeship to become a specialist in your chosen trade, for example, an electrician or plumber.
Progression: 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.
Please note to complete an apprenticeship with us, you will be required to find an employer vacancy. If you do not have an employer, the below links are useful places to find an apprenticeship:
South Devon College is committed to supporting all interested students in finding an employer and offer careers guidance, CV writing skills and interview techniques to help support your search for an apprenticeship.
- You will be required to have achieved English at Level 1
- You will be required to have achieved Maths at Level 1
- You should have a genuine interest in this subject
Demonstrate the importance of health and safety in the workplace.
Understand and demonstrate the importance of working safely at height.
Carry out repairs to the fabric of a building, e.g. repairs to walls, doors, doorframes, skirting boards or plaster damage to internal walls.
Understand and maintain plumbing and drainage systems e.g. WC systems, leaking taps and unblocking drains.
Understand and maintain electrical distribution, safe repair of electrical installation to legal requirements e.g. replacing damaged sockets, plugs, lights and fuses.
Understand and maintain plant, safety systems and equipment.
Understand and maintain grounds and external fabrication of a building, such as drainage and guttering.
Understand and demonstrate the safe use of hand tools e.g. screwdrivers, power drills, pliers, paper strippers and a variety of other tools used in plumbing and carpentry.
Understand and demonstrate the principles of Planned Preventative Maintenance.
Understand the importance of customer service.
Carry out repairs and reactive maintenance.
Typical job roles:
Maintenance assistant, Property engineer, Facilities assistant, Maintenance engineer, Maintenance manager, Maintenance technician, Caretaker, Janitor, Multi-skilled technician, Premises manager.
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.
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £0.00
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
My time at South Devon College really helped me excel and realise my potential in the construction industry. There are more options and career paths in construction than I first thought. I started as a carpentry apprentice and I am now training with my employer to become a Site Manager. It's a great industry to get into offering huge variety, and we have a lot of fun along the way too.Ricky Collyer