Mon 25th Sep 2017

Apprentice - Site Maintenance

Please apply for this role via Tresham College - contact details are shown below.


Vacancy Title

Maintenance Operations Apprentice (Intermediate)


Start Date


Number of Vacancies


Name of Company

Montsaye Academy


No. of Employees



Greening Rd, Rothwell, Northants, NN14 6BB


Contact Name


Lisa Charlton

Contact Information




Job Description

  • Role
  • Department
  • Responsibilities
  • Duties

We have an amazing opportunity for an apprentice to join Montsaye Academy as a maintenance engineer. The Academy is looking for

someone who is dedicated, willing to learn and 'go the extra mile’.


You will be trained on all aspects of property maintenance and gain

skills and knowledge in:

Health, safety and welfare in construction; Building Repairs; Painting & Decorating; Plastering; Plumbing; Carpentry and a variety of other skills needed to carry out renovation and maintenance work across the site.


Training will take place at Tresham College situated in Corby where you will be required to attend a day release programme during the apprenticeship and 4 days per week on site consolidating your learning with the site maintenance team, managing building repairs and facilities management. Ensuring works are conducted in a safe manner in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act and all other relevant regulations, legislation, policies and procedures subject to current

training and supervisory guidance.


You will be expected to maintain appropriate training records, attend college courses as appropriate and successfully complete all training, in return you will be given increasing responsibility as your training and abilities develop until capable to taking on full maintenance technician


For an apprenticeship in maintenance operations, you will attend classes

at College once a week during the day and will be given the opportunity

to be assessed in your own workplace to complete your qualification.

This apprenticeship scheme is practical and relevant to those working within a building, maintenance and repairs role.

The Level 2 Foundation Apprenticeship in Maintenance Operations starts with basic concepts, including:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Carrying out building tasks and repairs
  • Carrying out painting tasks and repairs
  • Carrying out plumbing tasks and repairs
  • Carrying out carpentry tasks and repairs
  • Carrying out plastering tasks and repairs


Annual Leave          25 days + bank holidays

Weekly Wage

(Minimum £3.50/Hr)

£3.50 per hr, 129.50 per Week

This rate of pay is all encompassing and will not attract any additional

shift allowance or weekend working enhancements

Working Hours


Days – Monday to Friday including college release on Wednesdays

Working Hours –

Total Hours – 37 hours per week

Prospects Once Trained

Possibility of progression or a full time position may be offered on successful completion of your apprenticeship.

Employer Description


Montsaye Academy is a vibrant and active school community where learning and achievement, in their widest sense, are viewed as the core purpose of our work. It is also a caring and supportive environment in which children can become adults, unafraid to make mistakes, flexible enough to overcome obstacles and ambitious enough to be

extraordinary not average.

We offer a broad, balanced curriculum, which is enhanced by our extracurricular Session 6 provision.  There are lots of opportunities for students to develop their learning muscles, enhancing their basic skills

of communication and literacy as well as exploring particular strengths

and interests. Our staff demonstrate every day their commitment to supporting young people as they explore the world around them and

have an unswerving belief in the ability of our students to be amazing.

Our teachers work together to improve their practice and are continually developing imaginative ways to engage students. We also work closely with the seven primary schools in the Montsaye Community Learning Partnership to build on the children’s experiences before they join us,

and with both the Latimer Arts College and Southfield School to offer an enhanced curriculum through our joint Sixth Form offer.

Education in Partnership, the academy’s motto, means working closely with parents and carers to support students to make outstanding

progress. It also means encouraging students to work together to

support one another. Our vertical tutoring system, with students in

mixed age forms, allows us to develop this caring, supportive ethos and respect for oneself and for each other is a key priority of our behaviour

for learning policies.

We provide an engaging curriculum, constantly develop our teaching workforce and create an atmosphere of mutual respect so that we are

able to meet the individual needs of children. Our commitment to you is simple: students leaving Montsaye will be resilient, proactive,

independent learners able to face the challenges of the adult world and

to lead where others follow.

Apprenticeship Programme

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Construction Building

Training Provided

NVQ Title

Tech Cert Title

Functional Skills

Day release/assessor visits

Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Maintenance Operations (Construction)


Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English


Employment Rights and Responsibilities


Monthly onsite work based assessment carried out by a Tresham Evolve assessor


Weekly college attendance will be required at Tresham Corby Campus

on Wednesdays.

Duration of Apprenticeship

24 Months.

Skills Required

  • Good numeracy and written English
  • You will need to hold (or be working towards) a full UK driving license (desirable but not essential)

Personal Qualities Required

  • Good communication and organisation skills and be able to work
  • in a methodical and calm manner.
  • Be able to work under pressure and to specified deadlines.
  • Self-motivated with excellent time-keeping and have high
  • personal standards.
  • Have the ability to use own initiative, but also know when
  • matters need to be referred to a senior person.
  • Keen to learn and progress
  • Ability to communicate and report effectively
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to make sound decisions in an emergency
  • Ability to undertake physical work
  • Ability to undertake general repairs
  • Willingness to undertake training
  • Possess a passion for high standards in all tasks.

Qualifications Required

GCSE’s in Maths and English at Grade E or above  

Equivalent qualifications will be considered


Reality Check

Only Candidates who have fully completed the Application will

be considered. Please be aware that the closing date is subject

to change without prior notice.


The stated interview date is set for you to attend an initial interview and assessment at Tresham College Of Further and Higher Education. On successful completion of this, your application will be submitted to the employer for their consideration.


Other Important Information

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay

per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship.


For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate

to their age applies.

Employer Question 1

Why are you applying for this particular Apprenticeship? What makes

you the most suitable candidate?


Employer Question 2

Please explain your current circumstances with regards to work/study. How do you intend on travelling to/from work?


Vacancy Closing Date

To be completed by the College Works team once the employer has

been verified with the Skills Funding Agency – 2 week closing date.

Proposed College Works Interview Date

To be completed by the College Works team once the vacancy has

been uploaded – within 1 week of closing date.

Proposed Employer Interview Date

To be confirmed