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Caretaker Apprenticeship Pathway

Training Grade LLW £17,796 p.a.

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Housing and Adult Social Services
Training Grade LLW £17,796 p.a.
Fixed term - 12 Months
Full time 35 hours per week
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Islington - Various Locations
Training Grade LLW £17,796 p.a.
02/07/2017 23:59

Islington Council offers a wide range of high quality Apprenticeship Pathways that combine working in a great job, comprehensive training and development opportunities and a competitive salary.

Our Caretaker Apprenticeship Pathway consists of a year long opportunity to build on your problem solving and customer service skills and apply your ‘can-do’ attitude whilst working towards a Facilities Services qualification. Following the initial application process successful applicants will join Islington Council’s Estate Services working with either the Upper Street, Holland Walk or St Johns Street teams.

The Job – Working as an Apprentice Caretaker for the Council you will:
• Establish good relationships with tenants on behalf of Islington Council, giving advice and assistance, responding to repairs, damage and emergencies
• Work showing initiative and taking responsibility for timely repairs in your allocated area
• Carry out and ensure estate cleaning frequencies are maintained
• Report and remove graffiti
• Keep records of complaints made by tenants
• Carry out estate liaison duties e.g. refuse collection and gas and electrical services
• Move paladin bins, lift and move items of household lumber with assistance if necessary
• Work outdoors in all weathers
• Learn to demonstrate the importance of Health and Safety in the workplace
• Work independently and as part of a team

Training and Development – Within your role you will:
• Complete a Level 2 BTEC qualification in Facilities Services funded by the Council. This will involve attendance at a college and/or completing tasks in the workplace (depending on specific course requirement).
• Join the Apprenticeship Pathway personal and professional development programme that will involve a series of varied development activities and events throughout your year with the Council

Working in Islington Council
We appreciate and value our employees and recognise the importance of a motivated and supported workforce. We will support your development through the activities mentioned above and through the ongoing support of your manager and a mentoring programme. In addition to the competitive salary and excellent annual leave package the organisation offers a wide range of benefits such as; discounted gym memberships, tax efficient childcare vouchers and cycle schemes, discounted theatre tickets and local discounts from restaurants and shops.

Moving on
After you have successfully completed your Apprenticeship Pathway you will have gained valuable workplace experience and attained a professional qualification which will improve your chances of finding work either within the Council or with another employer or help you move on to a higher level apprenticeship elsewhere. You will have networked across the Council and be aware of the internal job market during your time with us and we will provide support on your approach to the wider job market as part of your development programme.

The Caretaker Pathway is ideal for people with excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to multi-task and the motivation to deliver excellent customer service as part of a team.
To apply for this pathway, you must:
• Be a 16+ Islington resident, Islington care leaver or former Islington secondary school student. We encourage applications aged 16-24 however applicants of all ages will be considered.
• Be unemployed/economically inactive (working no more than 14 hours a week).
• Not currently be qualified in Property Maintenance or Facilities Management at level 2 or above

Closing Date: Sunday 2 July 2017 at 23:59
Assessment Day: Week commencing 10th July 2017 at 23:59
Apprenticeship Start Date: September 2017

For an informal discussion about apprenticeships at Islington council please contact, Amadea Afful on 020 7527 2640 or email

If you are an Islington resident who would like support with your application please contact the iWork Team on 020 7527 3559 or email

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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