Maintenance Apprentice

09 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have an eye for detail and a passion for fixing and building things? If so, then we may have a place for you at UKFast!

Working across 5 sites and alongside our existing facilities and maintenance team, we are looking for an apprentice with a strong attention to detail, high standards and a can-do attitude.

Work includes:
To effectively plan and organise maintenance tasks
To carry out preventative maintenance work
To be responsible for tools and equipment ensuring that it is maintained in a safe and usable condition
Replace lights, taps, washers, cabling, computer equipment, plugs, electrical equipment etc.. as required
Carry out other maintenance duties as considered reasonable by your line manager
Keep the grass cut, garden areas weed free and garden edges trimmed
To plant out as required and care for plants
To keep all garden areas, paths and access routes clear and free from rubbish
To complete different aspects of the apprenticeship scheme
To carry out any other duties that may be reasonably required within the scope of the post. e.g. plumbing, carpentry, electrical, car maintenance and decorating
You may also carry out basic security cover.

What we require:
Knowledge of safe manual handling
Awareness and understanding of best practice in terms of health and safety
Full clean UK driving licence is desirable
Previous experience in a similar environment is desirable
A keen interest in DIY
The ability to recognise potential health and safety hazards to yourself, other team members, residents and members of the public
5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths and English (Functional Skills are acceptable).

Year 1 Academic Programme:
Working with a training provider we will provide you with a full training and development programme starting with the Level 2 Facilities Services Apprenticeship
Together with you, we will develop your own individual personal development plan to help you in your learning journey and career.

Years 2 & 3 Academic Programme:

At UKFast we pride ourselves on being able to offer our employees continual professional development and career opportunities supported by world-class tools, training and technology. We have clearly defined career pathways and individual development plans to help you get there. Once you have achieved your Level 2 Facilities Services Apprenticeship you will have a number of choices. This will be dependant on your performance in year 1. There will be the option to either move on to the Level 3 Facilities Management qualifications or to develop as a Level 2/3 specialist in your chosen area.

What we offer:
A starting salary of £11,000 per annum, your salary will be reviewed regularly in line with your progress and at the end of year 1
In year 2 onwards your salary will increase in line with your performance and qualifications. From year 3 onwards you can expect to earn as much as graduates
Extensive in-house training
Support with exams/qualifications and purchase of relevant literature
The opportunity for travel may arise so please make sure your passport is in date