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Building Maintenance

THIS IS A GREAT DEPARTMENT TO JOIN AND THERE WILL BE LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN ALL ASPECTS OF LIGHT BUILDING WORK. YOUR TRAINING HERE WILL GIVE YOU A GOOD BACKGROUND TO GETTING AN APPRENTICESHIP COURSE WHEN YOU LEAVE OR GAINING FUTURE EMPLOYMENT.

Our Building Maintenance Department can help you to...

  • Get your licence to work on sites (CSCS Card)
  • Get Working at Heights, Manual Handling & Emergency First Aid qualifications
  • Learn basework, bricklaying and brickwork repair
  • Do block paving and concreting
  • Gain a range of light building experience
  • An NVQ L2 in bricklaying may be possible
  • No prior experience is necessary as full training is given

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Learning basics of the trade and gaining work experience.

Complete Level 1 basic theory course.

  • CSCS
  • Driving Theory
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Manual handling
  • Working at Heights
  • Health & Safety

Examples of dept skills you can learn:

  • Using a trowel
  • Making a mix
  • Building a range of different walls and corners
  • Gutter
  • Gulley
  • Brickwork repair
  • Drains
  • Experience on a range of power tools
  • Basework – basic setting out of walls
  • Block paving
  • Rendering practice
  • Plastering practice

Increasing work experience and skill level.

Complete Level 2 basic theory course

By the end of Level 2, trainees should have had the opportunity to take tests and acquire:

  • CSCS
  • Driving Theory
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Manual handling
  • Working at Heights
  • Health & Safety

Examples of dept skills you can learn:

  • Using a trowel
  • Making a mix
  • Building a range of different walls and corners
  • Gutter
  • Gulley
  • Brickwork repair
  • Drains
  • Experience on a range of power tools
  • Basework – basic setting out of walls
  • Block paving
  • Rendering practice
  • Plastering practice

Trainees who prove themselves and for whom it is deemed appropriate there may be opportunities to extend the placement and achieve a deeper level of work experience and skill.

Trainees might get the opportunity to work toward or achieve some part of the following:

  • Driving practical
  • Bricklaying NVQ
  • CPCS licence for digger or dumper