Construction Apprenticeships

Property Maintenance Operative (General Builder)

Property Maintenance Operative (General Builder)

Posted: 5th Jun, 2023

Duration: 24 Months

Sector: Construction

The broad purpose of the occupation is to conduct the general day-to-day maintenance required to keep a range of properties in a good state of repair.  

Duties will include:

  • Perform routine maintenance, minor repairs, and utilize trade skills such as carpentry, plumbing, plastering, and painting.
  • Compliance with safety regulations and building standards is a priority in their work.
  • Use a variety of tools and materials for their tasks.
  • Knowledge of building principles, services, and construction techniques is essential to prevent damage.
  • Report faults or defects to others and understand their own limitations.
  • Property maintenance operatives are increasingly involved in optimizing building performance and minimizing environmental impact.
  • Record and report information digitally, considering sustainability and carbon emissions.
  • Collaborate with maintenance staff, tradespeople, property owners, and occupants for effective communication and information gathering.
  • The work includes both indoor and outdoor tasks such as drainage, brickwork, glazing, fencing, and groundworks.

What's Involved

The Apprentice will complete a portfolio of documented evidence and online activities which will support the knowledge, skills and behaviours. The Apprentice will need to complete the following to gain apprenticeship certification:

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours modules:

Learners and employers will have a range of options to select from that cover each knowledge module of the apprenticeship standard. Learners will usually complete online exams for the relevant professional qualification.

Functional Skills in maths and English:

These provide practical skills to help gain the most out of work, education and everyday life. Learners will complete written and online tests.

End-point assessment:

The end-point assessment is the final stage of the apprenticeship, comprising of a skills test, knowledge test and Oral Questioning – underpinned by portfolio of evidence.


Learners will engage in a blended programme of training and support that will include; attendance at formal off-site training sessions on 

a regular basis, access to high quality  interactive on-line learning materials and tutorial support.

The programme will require the apprentice to record 20% off job training via the tracking system included with the course resources.

The length of the programme will differ depending on experience, knowledge and skills. However, the course should usually take 24 months.

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Avenues of progression include:

•          Obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level

•          Further employment opportunities and career progression

•          Level 3 Construction Apprenticeships

What's next...

SBC Training has access to government funding and grants for this apprenticeship.

For free advice and to find out how much financial support your business is eligible for, please contact us.

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