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Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship

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.

Course Level:
Level 2
2 Years
Aireville Campus
Awarding Body:
City & Guilds

As a Property Maintenance Operative Apprentice, you will need to maintain a high level of quality, providing maximum satisfaction to customers, clients, guests and team. You will understand the mechanism of buildings including electrical, plumbing, plant, safety systems and equipment. You will provide a first and immediate response to fault finding, whilst maximising quality and ensuring cost effectiveness. You will ensure prevention of major damage that could result in extensive costs and minimise reactive intervention.



  • Understand & Demonstrate the Importance of Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Comply with Organisational Safety, Policies & Procedures & Identify Hazards & Reduce Them
  • Consider Safety Compliance with a Diverse Sector of Client Groups
  • Understand & Demonstrate the Importance of Working Safely at Height
  • Carry Out Repairs to the Fabric of a Building, eg Repairs to Walls, Doors, Doorframes, Skirting Boards or Plaster Damage to Internal Walls
  • Understand & Maintain Plumbing & Drainage Systems, eg Repairs to WC Systems, Leaking Taps or Water Testing & Unblocking Drains
  • Maintain High Levels of Water Hygiene Within a Building
  • Understand & Maintain Electrical Distribution, Safe Repair of Electrical Installation to Legal Requirements, eg Replacing Damaged Sockets, Plugs, Lighting & Fuses
  • Understand & Maintain Plant, Safety Systems & Equipment
  • Demonstrate & Implement Energy, Environment & Sustainable Practices
  • Understand & Maintain Grounds & External Fabrication of a Building, eg Drainage & Guttering
  • Understand & Demonstrate the Safe Use of Hand Tools, eg Screwdrivers, Power Drills, Pliers, Paper Strippers & a Variety of Other Tools Used in Plumbing & Carpentry
  • Demonstrate & Understand the Importance of the Control of Resources & Stock
  • Understand & Demonstrate the Principles of Planned Preventative Maintenance
  • Understand How to Prepare for Refurbishment or Deep Clean of Equipment & Surfaces
  • Carry Out Repairs & Reactive Maintenance
  • Understand the Importance of Customer Service
  • Record & Report Information Accurately Either Internally or Externally


  • Have a Flexible Attitude
  • Commitment to Quality & Excellence
  • Ability to Perform Under Pressure
  • Persists in the Face of Adversity
  • Thorough Approach to Work
  • Ownership of Work & Follow Through to a Satisfactory Conclusion
  • Client/Customer Focus & Interaction
  • Able to Live the Organisation’s Values
  • Ability to Create Effective Working Relationships
  • Aptitude for Problem Solving
  • Ability to Comply with Company Policies & Procedures
  • Enthusiasm
  • Ability to Control & Influence Within Remit
  • Persuasive Influencing Skills
  • Shows Respect for All Stakeholders


  • Take Ownership of Situations
  • Work Independently & as Part of a Team
  • Communicates Effectively Either Verbally or in Writing
  • Problem Solving Approach
  • A Drive for Efficiency & Value for Money
  • Communicate Effectively at All Levels
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to Understand Limitations Within the Role
  • A Drive for Quality & Excellence

Entry Requirements

  • Employment within the industry
  • 3 GCSEs grade 9-3

Your choices may include:

  • Maintenance Assistant
  • Property Engineer
  • Facilities Assistant
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Caretaker
  • Janitor
  • Multi-Skilled Technician
  • Premises Manager

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