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Property Maintenance Apprentice - Tesco plc

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4th March 2021

Employer Description

Tesco is a British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Welwyn Garden City, England. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by gross revenues and the ninth-largest in the world measured by revenues.

They are one of the country’s largest retailers and are looking to employ a number of apprentices to complete a Property Maintenance Level 2 apprenticeship programme. Successful completion of this programme may lead to permanent employment and a gateway to a great career.

At Tesco Maintenance, it’s our people that make us a leading retail maintenance provider in the UK. We operate in over 3,500 Tesco and One Stop stores, distribution centres, Tesco banks and head offices.

Our Maintenance Technicians are an integral part of the team, carrying out maintenance procedures safely, in stores and offices. Our technicians deliver statutory requirements and planned maintenance support at pace and in a cost-effective way, ensuring the business can continue to deliver its promise of serving Britain’s shoppers a little better every day.

Main Description

This is an excellent opportunity to work for one of the largest and well-respected employers in the country!

The primary role of a Property Maintenance Operative is to optimise the condition of our properties to a high standard, ensuring the building is safe at all times. Property Maintenance Operatives need to maintain a high level of quality and provide maximum satisfaction to colleagues and customers. They will learn and understand the mechanism of buildings; including electrical, plumbing, plant, safety systems and equipment. They will also deliver the first and immediate response to fault-finding; maximising quality, ensuring cost-effectiveness and delivering stores that serve Britain's shoppers a little better every day.

The job will involve working with experienced maintenance professionals at various locations across the region, so a full driving licence is required.

You will be responsible for:

Ensuring a safe environment for those who work and shop in Tesco stores and offices
Complying with Tesco safety, policies and procedures
Identifying hazards and reducing them
Carrying out daily maintenance; including fire alarm testing, sprinkler testing, HVAC maintenance, building maintenance, electrical checks and checkout maintenance
Building effective relationships with the store leadership teams, communicating clearly on tasks and managing expectations where necessary
Ensuring assets are fixed in line with the agreed SLAs
Using the systems available to accurately record work completed and describing work that needs to be escalated
Working closely with internal service teams and external contractors
Meeting the necessary legal and compliance standards
Attending store meetings to ensure there is an understanding of maintenance issues and their level of urgency
Being aware of the cost implications and ensuring the most effective and efficient fix

We are recruiting nationwide; London, Bradford, Brighton, Cambridge, Carlisle, Derby, Durham, Exeter, Ipswich, Kendal, Lancaster, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford, Portsmouth, Preston, Reading, Slough, Swindon, Yeovil, York.

You will spend 80% of your time in store, and the remaining 20% will be spent on off-the-job training.

Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative Level 2 (GCSE)

You will learn and understand the mechanism of buildings; including electrical, plumbing, plant, safety systems and equipment. 

As part of the standard learners will complete the City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Property Maintenance (9673-11).

Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship Standard
https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/property-maintenance-operative/
 
Training is provided on a Block Release basis (Covid 19 guidelines permitting) - the plan is for 3 days per month to be spent at Dudley College of Technology in the West Midlands working towards achievement of the Property Maintenance Level 2 Standard.

Desired skills

The understanding and ability to demonstrate the importance of Health and Safety in the workplace
Strong working knowledge in using smartphones and tablets
Good time management
The ability to build relationships quickly
Good communication skills; both written and verbal

Personal qualities

Have a flexible attitude
Commitment to quality and excellence
Ability to perform under pressure
Persists in the face of adversity
Thorough approach to work

Desired qualifications

Grade A-C/8-4 GCSEs or equivalent, to include maths and English
Full UK Driving Licence required (as you will cover stores in an area)

Future prospects

Long term career prospects and possible permanent contract of employment on completion of apprenticeship.

Completing this apprenticeship programme with its transferable skills may enable progression into roles such as a Technical Specialist and Supervisory and Management roles across a wide range of sectors.

Things to consider

Candidates will need to drive and preferably have access to their own transport, but this is not essential.

Apprentices will need to ensure that they can make their own travel arrangements to a location of training and between places of work.

The areas currently being recruited for are Nationwide: London, Bradford, Brighton, Cambridge, Carlisle, Derby, Durham, Exeter, Ipswich, Kendal, Lancaster, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford, Portsmouth, Preston, Reading, Slough, Swindon, Yeovil and York

As part of the recruitment process / interview, you will complete a variety of tasks depending on the role, including a face-to-face interview. You will be given the opportunity to 'have a go' at the type of work you have applied for: this could be on the shopfloor, or completing a driving assessment. This will give you the opportunity to decide if we are the right for you and if we think you are right for us.

These vacancies will be filled across 3 cohorts with varying start dates - 10th June, 10th August and 10th September.

How to apply

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Dudley College of Technology


Contact
Owen Conlon 07570 948573 owen.conlon@dudleycol.ac.uk

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 30/04/2021

Salary

£20,000 per year

Location

This job is located in Ipswich, Cambridge, London plus others, Suffolk and Cambs

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