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Apprentice Property Maintenance Operative (PMO)

University of Reading - Estates

Location: Reading, Hybrid
Salary: £21,543 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th May 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024
Job Ref: SRF47327
 

We are seeking to appoint an Apprentice Property Maintenance Operative to join the Campus Operations team, within Estates, who offer a reactive and planned maintenance service to University owned properties across all our campuses and sites. This role will likely be predominately based at the Greenlands site, Henley after initial inductions.

You will be supported to learn how to carry out a variety of basic reactive and planned maintenance tasks across a number of trades.

The role holder will assist in the provision an effective and prompt customer focussed, professional and efficient service to the University in accordance with its requirements, aims, objectives and Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).

You will be required to complete a 2 year 6 months training programme that will cover all aspects of the role and will be delivered through in-house training, as well as day-release or other distance learning methods delivered by Windsor Forest Colleges Group, based in Langley or similar provider. You will complete a Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship which is within the Construction and Built Environment sector and you will complete the Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative apprenticeship standard.

Please apply via the Jobtrain site, and clearly demonstrate how you meet the key recruiting criteria:

  • Educated to GCSE standard (Maths and English Grade 4 or above) or equivalent.
  • Experience & knowledge of IT e.g. Microsoft Office applications and Smart devices e.g. iPad
  • Ability to communicate messages clearly and accurately on the phone, by email and in person
  • Able to demonstrate an aptitude for the skills taught in the Apprenticeship
  • Full valid clean driving licence (or expect to have a full valid clean driving licence within the first 12 months of the beginning of your apprenticeship

The requirement to have a driver’s licence is an occupational requirement of the role, the role holder will need to drive light vans (on their own) to carry out repairs at the various sites that the maintenance team must service (the University operatives over several sites). This must be done independently by the role holder and public transport is not a viable option to carry out such tasks (especially where the role holder has to transport particular tools in order to execute repairs).  

When completing the application you should match your qualifications, training, skills and experience to the job description giving full details and filling in all sections.

The University of Reading aims to create a fair and transparent reward strategy; ensuring staff are paid a competitive salary and are recognised and rewarded for their contribution. 

Members of staff have the opportunity to join a pension scheme sponsored by the University.

Assessment Day will be held: 2nd July 2024

Interviews will be held: 30th July or 1st August 2024

Informal contact details

Contact role: Head of Reactive Maintenance

Contact name: Karen Brading

Contact phone: 07872 197128

Contact email: k.a.brading@reading.ac.uk

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role: Deputy Head of Reactive Maintenance

Contact name: Guneet Bhatti

Contact phone: 07764 446061

Contact email: g.k.bhatti@reading.ac.uk

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.

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