This occupation is found in the construction and built environment sector, where properties across the housing, healthcare, social care, hospitality, education, commercial, leisure, retail, and private and public sectors, require maintenance to keep them in a safe working condition, and to optimise their quality or performance.
In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with other maintenance staff, specialist trades people, landlords and property owners, and the staff that work within or the residents that occupy buildings.
Property Maintenance Operatives assist in the location of the repair works to be carried out, and to obtain further information and clarification as required from the customer, using a range of information gathering and communication techniques, whilst recording and reporting information in a variety of ways, including using digital technologies.
An employee in this occupation will be responsible for performing planned maintenance and responsive repairs to properties, maintaining a high level of quality to the works they complete, providing maximum satisfaction to customers, clients, staff or residents within those properties.
Increasingly, property maintenance operatives are required to support in the optimisation of building performance and minimisation of environmental impact; operatives now need to record and report building information digitally, and consider sustainability and environmental choices, such as the use, recycling, and disposal of materials and components, in order to achieve net-zero carbon emissions.
The right operative will develop a broad range of fundamental trade skills including carpentry, joinery, plumbing, plastering, brick and block work, external works, and associated finishing trades including tiling, painting, and decorating. Operatives use a wide variety of hand and power tools, materials, components, fixtures, and fittings, ensuring work that is carried out is compliant with health and safety requirements, and meets building safety regulations and legislation. This requires them to know and understand the key principles of buildings and their construction, the range of building services that support a building’s operation, including electrical, plumbing, plant, safety systems and equipment, and the techniques, and processes to prevent damage. Operatives are also keenly aware of the limits of their own competence and will respond appropriately to, and report faults and defects to others as necessary
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|Course Title||Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship Level 2|
|Attendance Requirements||Over the year you will be expected to attend college 1 day per week completing classroom and practical activities and 4 days per week in the workplace collating evidence of competence. Timesheets and evidence capture will be required throughout the entirety of the apprenticeship. You will be required to complete the duties set out in the standard with the help of an assessor coming to the workplace to help gather evidence and conduct reviews.|
I was really interested in the College because it has a good selection of tools and machinery, great tutors and I liked the workshops. It also offers courses from Level 1 to 3 in furniture making and design, which meant I could start at Level 1 and build my skills, plus I study maths alongside my course.
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