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Property Maintenance Apprentice

Our Values

In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

  • Open and fair: We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and develop: We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and empower: We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and innovate: We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be accountable: We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and respect: We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

The Image “Our Values” is an image of text. It is a logotype for our One Coventry Values - Open and fair, Nurture and develop, Engage and empower, Create and innovate, Own and be accountable, Value and respect

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

R&M is a service area within Coventry City Council which provides repair and maintenance services to Coventry City’s operational, commercial and school portfolio.  We have a dedicated team with over 30 years’ experience of completing emergency and responsive repairs, planned preventative maintenance schedules and property improvements and refurbishments. 

The R&M team is multi-disciplined providing building works, refurbishments, general maintenance, gas servicing, maintenance and installations, electrical works and a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year emergency call out service across all trades.

The service area aims to:

  • Ensure that the all statutory compliance with industry standards, British standards and relevant Approved Codes of Practice are achieved.
  • Repairs are carried out swiftly and to a high standard
  • Projects are delivered on time and on budget

We are seeking positive, experienced, enthusiastic, talented and driven professionals who care about the development of our great city to join our busy, top performing, forward thinking Regulation services.

What is the job role?

The Multiskilled Apprentice will work alongside our Multiskilled Engineers to learn from them the skills and knowledge required to attain the required qualifications to work as an accredited Multiskilled Engineer.

The role will involve assisting and learning in the following,

  • Door, window, lock, stair rail/parts installation and repairs.
  • Pitched and flat roofs tiled, felt, slate and flashings.
  • Plastering and floor screeding.
  • Fire door & ironmongery inspection and repairs
  • General bricklaying, walls, steps, ramp, adaptation works.
  • Internal/external decorating, all wall coverings, and textured finishes.
  • Disabled aid repair & servicing.
  • Portable and fixed fire appliance inspection, service & repair.

You will be supported to undertake a Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative apprenticeship standard. This is a fixed-term contract opportunity for 24 months. For further information for this apprenticeship can be found at https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/property-maintenance-operative-v1-1

This post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

You will be committed to achieving a Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative apprenticeship standard. You must be willing to work outside in all weathers, be reliable, punctual with good communication skills. Be able to work using your initiative as well as work in a team environment.

To be successful in this role you need:

  • To attend college weekly.
  • have a basic understanding of repairs and maintenance work.  
  • Have Good communication skills when taking information from people.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to organise and work in a tidy, professional manner.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Good numerical, logical, and analytical skills.
  • Experience of using basic tools in a work/educational or home environment
  • Maths and English GCSE 4/C or above (Or equivalent) or ability to complete Maths and English Functional Skills level 2 as part of an apprenticeship
  • Ability to complete the Property Maintenance Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Current UK driving licence, eligible to hold or currently learning

The application and selection process for candidates is as follows: 

Closing date: Sunday 7th July 2024

Pre-interview and assessment* date:  Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Interview date(s): Monday 29th July 2024

Expected start date: Monday 2nd September 2024

* The pre-interview is a virtual short session to give candidates further details of the apprenticeship role and to help them understand what to expect and how to prepare for the final interview. You will also be given a link to complete a short diagnostic assessment to check the level of Maths and English that you are currently working at and identify any support you may require. 

Did you know that there is support available to help you with your application?

If you would like support in completing your application or have any questions about our recruitment and selection processes, help is available at The Job Shop.

We would recommend that all applicants take advantage of this service in order to maximise the chances of being shortlisted.

Address:  The Job Shop, West Orchards Way, Coventry, CV1 1QX
Phone: 024 7678 5740
Email: jobshop@coventry.gov.uk     
Website: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/jobshop

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Guaranteed Interview Scheme - As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 5100 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies

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