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Property Maintenance Operative - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Apprenticeship outline

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.

Property Maintenance Operatives need to maintain a high level of quality, providing maximum satisfaction to customers, clients, guests and team. They will understand the mechanism of buildings including electrical, plumbing, plant, safety systems and equipment.

They will provide first and immediate response to fault finding, whilst maximising quality and ensuring cost effectiveness.

They will ensure prevention of major damage that could result in extensive costs and minimise reactive intervention.

Typical job roles include:

  • Maintenance assistant
  • Property engineer
  • Facilities assistant
  • Maintenance engineer
  • Maintenance manager
  • Maintenance technician
  • Caretaker
  • Janitor
  • Multi-skilled technician
  • Premises manager

Sectors you may work in include:

  • Housing
  • Healthcare
  • Social Care
  • Hospitality
  • Education
  • Commercial Properties
  • Leisure
  • Retail
  • Public and Private Sector Buildings

How to apply for this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to

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Study location Basford 664 Nuthall Road, Basford, Nottingham, NG8 6AQ

Day Release


Property Maintenance Operative - Level 2


18 months (not including the End Point Assessment)

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grades 9 to 3/A* to D or equivalent including English Language and Maths. Some employers may require additional qualifications depending on the role.

Individuals without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for Level 2 English and maths prior to taking the End Point Assessment.

You will also need to be employed as an apprentice for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.


Full time apprentices will typically spend 18 months on-programme working towards the apprenticeship standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training.

Apprentices will need to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and behaviours, which is embedded into the Apprenticeship Standard, an assessor who will visit them on site and ensure that they are progressing towards the End Point Assessment will support them.

They will also be required to complete a logbook/portfolio of evidence and a research assignment prior to qualifying to enter the EPA gateway.

The End Point Assessment consists of 3 distinct assessment methods

  • Knowledge Test
  • Skills Test
  • Interview

Completing this apprenticeship programme with its transferable skills will enable progression into roles such as:

  • Technical Specialist e.g. Electrical; or
  • Plumbing and Supervisory and Management roles e.g. Facilities Management

across a wide range of sectors

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