Apprentice Caretaker

Type: Apprentice
Region: Scotland

Hourly rate: 11.44

Facilities Operative Apprenticeship

Location: Highlands

Salary: 16yrs 17yrs: 7.56ph 40 hours per week including time at college

Over 18yrs: 10.50ph 42.5 hours per week including time at college

Over 21yrs: 11.44ph – 42.5 hours per week including time at college

Tools, Chromebook and uniform will be provided

Plus an industry recognised qualification and excellent benefits

The Level 2 apprenticeship programme will take up to 15 months to complete.

About apprenticeships at Mears Group:

Apprenticeships are an underpinning part of Mears philosophy; we are committed to developing the next generation of our workforce, many of our most senior people started their working life as an apprentice.

Whether you are fresh out of school or college or looking for a complete career change, Mears can offer you a great foundation to your future career and beyond.

All our Apprentices are paid above the national minimum wage, and youll be paid for your normal working hours plus your attendance at college, with the opportunity to get real life experiences such as working in peoples homes, getting involved in community projects and improving peoples lives by being customer focused.

What does a life as Facilities Maintenance look like?

FM services are core to our business, and we work closely with the other maintenance divisions that make up most of our business. We have developed a highly successful partnering model to deliver innovative FM services to clients and end users from a variety of sectors and cultural backgrounds throughout the UK.

The apprenticeship course will cover the following: –

* Complying with relevant health, safety and environmental legislation (Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974) e.g. logging incidents, posting/distributing health and safety notices, checking fire extinguishers, fire alarms, confirming that checks have been carried out, use of PPE

* Carrying out minor repairs and maintenance or ensure that they have been carried out in accordance with SOPs e.g. changing toner, changing batteries, replenishing stationary, PPM audits

* Reporting issues and problems in accordance with SOPs

* Carrying out inspections of premises and facilities to ensure the correct functioning of buildings and plant equipment in accordance with SOPs e.g. access systems, temperature checks, repairs carried out

* Ensuring communal areas meet required standards of cleanliness and presentation in accordance with SOPs (e.g. cleanliness checks, keeping the area tidy and free from hazards, maintaining the currency of publicity displays, dealing with post, deliveries and laundry, acting as a traffic marshal, removing rubbish etc)

* Providing support to the access management system in accordance with SOPs (e.g. ID checks, key authorization, security marking, security access data, building security alarm systems (access, CCTV etc)

* Collating FM and health and safety information as specified (e.g. preparing preliminary reports such as energy usage and sustainability, heating systems, lighting systems, security and access systems) in accordance with the task specification

What do you need to be a successful applicant: –

* GCSEs in English and maths grade 4 or above

* The ability and desire to learn and develop a thorough knowledge of the skills, technology and safety procedures required to carry out the full range of tasks

* Strong communication skills

* You will live in the Scottlish Highlands and either be living in Inverness or Dingwall or Kinlochleven or Portree

* You will be expected to get to Branch everyday for 08.00am and make your own way home after finishing work

* Be able to establish and maintain good customer/client relationships

* Please note due to the nature of the role successful applicants are required to complete a basic Math & English test with potential of a practical test at interview stage

What you will get:

You will of course have access to our many benefits designed to save you money and benefit you as a colleague at Mears Group: –

* 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

* Annual Mears Fun Day – Our annual Fun Day is organised as a massive thank you from the Executive team for all the hard work!

* Chrome book provided So you can study with the right equipment

* Tools We will help fund your first set of work tools

* Staff perks with Mears Rewards – discounts of up to 10% weekly groceries, holidays, eye test vouchers, Share save scheme, plus much more

Application Process:

* To be considered for a Mears apprenticeship all applicants must submit their CV and a Cover Letter detailing why you are interested in Mears Group and why you would like to be an apprentice.

* The closing date for applications is 31/03/2024, following this date we will contact you to confirm if you have been selected for the next round, which would either be an invitation to an assessment centre or individual interviews

* All our roles require candidates to have the right to work within the UK, Mears does not currently offer visa sponsorship. Candidates should be aware that all our roles are subject to relevant DS/PVG Security checks

* If you require further information regarding the apprenticeship, please contact recruitment on

Mears Group is a Disability Confident employer and recognises our people as our greatest asset, we hire individuality, recognising and valuing everyone is individual and ensuring equal access to opportunities for all regardless of social economic background or individual make up.

A bit about us.

Mears Group PLC is a leading provider of housing and care services in the UK. With a strong emphasis on social responsibility and community well-being, Mears specialises in delivering housing solutions, maintenance services, and care support to a diverse client base. The groups expertise encompasses responsive repairs, planned maintenance, and housing management, contributing to the overall improvement of living conditions for individuals and communities. Mears Group is committed to fostering a positive impact on society, making it an attractive prospect for individuals seeking a career in a socially responsible and dynamic organisation. A career with Mears Group means putting people and customers at the heart of what you do, every day. Our culture is built on what we call our Red Thread the common values we share that make us what we are.

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