Apprentice - Maintenance Ops

Posted 8 August by Sanctuary Group Featured

Sanctuary Maintenance provides a wide range of property maintenance and facilities management solutions for thousands of customers nationwide. Our staff help make a real difference to the quality of people’s lives.

Apprentice – Maintenance Operations

2 years fixed term contract


Starting salary year 1: £9,929 per annum

40 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

Why work for us?

Sanctuary Maintenance provides in-house repairs and maintenance services for an extensive portfolio of properties across Sanctuary Group’s organisations. As part of a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to achieve outstanding results for our customers based on our values - working in an open and transparent way, creating strong partnerships with our customers and providing a first-class customer service.

Our award winning Apprenticeship programme offers you a chance to study for a practical qualification while contributing to the success of a fast-paced, constantly evolving organisation.

In partnership with our training provider Stephensons College – one of the country’s top colleges in this field - We are offering a two year Apprenticeship in Maintenance Operations. You will be provided with first rate training leading to an NVQ / QCF Level 2 nationally recognised qualification, while at the same time working to make life better for our tenants and customers.

The role of Apprentice will include:

  • Building a broad range of knowledge and skills over the course of 2 years
  • Learning 3 core trades - from  painting and plastering to plumbing and carpentry
  • Ensuring our properties remain in good condition
  • Building the customer service skills needed to build a career in the industry
  • The opportunity to be in a good position to apply for roles within our Maintenance business stream at the end of the course.

Skills and experiences:

  • A keen interest in learning different trades
  • A minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in Maths and English
  • Good practical skills
  • Enjoy getting stuck in to physically demanding work
  • Have plenty of initiative and be ready to step forward with your own ideas

Ready to join us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme, with matching employer contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • At least 24 days paid holiday plus public holidays
  • Health and well-being plans, including critical illness scheme
  • A variety of on line discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient schemes for you to save on buying a new bike to cycle to work or on a range of childcare services including after school clubs and summer camps
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities

Closing Date: 22 August 2018

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

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Building Equality and Diversity

We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.

A basic Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.

Sanctuary Maintenance Contractors Limited is a subsidiary of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.

Reference: 35827483

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