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FIXED TERM 18 Months: 37 hours per week
SALARY: £7.40 per hour
LOCATION: Tiverton

We have a vacancy for an apprentice within our Building Maintenance Service.  The main trade we are looking to recruit for is masonry. These apprenticeships are aimed at motivated candidates at the start of their career looking to develop the knowledge and skills needed to become a professional tradesperson.

The successful candidate’s will attend PETROC College on day release to undertake the Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship which is recognised by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM). As an Apprentice you will cover the following topics at college and continue to learn and put into practice while on the job –

  • working safely at heights
  • carrying out repairs to a building
  • maintaining plumbing and drainage systems
  • maintaining electrical distribution in a building
  • maintaining plant, safety systems and equipment
  • energy, environment and sustainability practices
  • maintaining the outside of a building
  • using specialist tools and equipment to carry out repairs
  • health and safety compliance.

Candidates will ideally have four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above to include maths and English but not a necessity and can be completed alongside the Apprenticeship. An enthusiasm for their chosen trade and a willingness to learn are essential.

To find out more

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Rosie Wills on 

For full details please read the Job Description and Person Specification - HB21 - Building Maintenance Apprentice.

The Job Description refers to the level of competencies required for this post. For an explanation of what this means, please see Core Competencies.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position.

How to apply

Please download and complete our Job Application Form and send to Alternatively, print and send by post to:

Human Resources
Mid Devon District Council
Phoenix House
Phoenix Lane
Tiverton, Devon
EX16 6PP

Please remember to quote the following post and vacancy numbers:

CLOSING DATE: 9 December 2021 at 1:00pm

We're committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If we've not contacted you within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Thank you for showing an interest in this vacancy and we wish you every success with your on-going job search.

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