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Property Maintenance Apprenticeship


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Course overview

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 mechanisms of buildings including electrical, plumbing, plant, safety systems and equipment.

Course facts


Course length

Entry requirements

How much does it cost?

Qualification

Course length


12-18 months

Entry requirements


You will need to achieve Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English and attempt level 2, if you don’t already have these qualifications or equivalent GCSEs.

Equivalent GCSEs are grade C or higher or grade 4 or higher. If you are not quite at this level, you will have the opportunity to work towards these qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

In addition. you will need to be aged 16 and over for your employer to benefit from support funding.  If you’re older than 19, your employer may need to put some of their own money towards your studies.

You will need to have been a UK resident for the previous three years, or a national of any European Union (EU) country or European Economic Area (EEA) for the previous three years. This is unless you have an immigration status which exempts you from the three-year residency requirement. Contact JTL for more information about this.

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still in education, but you need to have left before you can start with us. As a rule of thumb, you must have left compulsory education after the last Friday in June of the academic year in which you are applying.

You will need an employer before you can start an apprenticeship, although you can apply before you’ve arranged one.

Unfortunately, you cannot apply for an apprenticeship with us if you have a degree qualification or are on any current higher education programme. 

How much does it cost?


The full training cost for a property maintenance apprenticeship is £9,000 however, as an apprentice you will not be required to pay anything towards your apprenticeship other than any travel costs you may incur getting to and from your employer’s workplace.

For employers there is no cost for hiring an apprentice aged 16 to 18 years. If you recruit an apprentice aged 19 or over then the costs are 5 per cent of the full cost of the apprenticeship (e.g. £450).
For apprentice wages, JTL recommend that employers follow the JIB pay rates.

Qualification


Level 2 Diploma in Property Maintenance.

Awarding body – City & Guilds

Course details

Apprentices will develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need to carry out general maintenance and the safe and effective management of a building including: carrying out painting and tiling tasks, plumbing and electrical repairs; providing customer service; working with external contractors and providing first response to fault finding.

You can view full details of the Standard for the Property Maintenance Operative qualification here.

Delivery and assessment

Delivered via day release over an academic calendar year, some regions may offer block release, you would need to check with your JTL Training Officer.

Each apprentice will be allocated a dedicated Training Office to monitor and assess their learning progress throughout their apprenticeship.

There will be an End Point Assessment at the end of the apprenticeship which will include a knowledge test, a practical assessment and an interview.

Why choose JTL

  • Learners to receive Free Starter toolkits in your first year
  • Free study books
  • Dedicated training officer 
  • Free recruitment service 
  • Full equipped workshops at our dedicated training centres 
  • Dedicated support/EIC/JIB registered electrician skills development fund 
  • JIB PMES apprentice card / ECS card
  • Help accessing funds
  • Free recruitment process for employers
  • Ofsted Grade 2 GOOD Provider 
  • Regional national awards
  • CSCS card

Equality & Diversity

JTL is committed to equality and diversity for all. We want to establish a culture of equality and diversity so that all applicants, apprentices, employers, sub-contractors and staff have the opportunity to work in and towards an environment that is non-discriminatory.

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Career Progression

Property Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Technician, Premises Manager in a wide variety of sectors including Housing, Healthcare, Social Care, Hospitality, Education, Commercial Properties, Leisure, Retail, Public & Private Sector Buildings.  Teaching or training others.

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How to apply


1

Complete online application form

2

Pass our JTL initial assessment

3

Take an electrical colour blind test

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