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Building Maintenance Technician Apprentice

Building Maintenance Technician Apprentice

2 Year Fixed Term Contract

The principal responsibility of the Port of London Authority (PLA) is to ensure the year-round navigational safety of vessels along 95 miles of the tidal River Thames, from Teddington to the North Sea. The PLA keeps the main shipping channels open, co-ordinates shipping movements and provides expert ships pilots. Each year, commercial vessels call at more than 70 riverside terminals that together make up the second largest port in the UK, handling over 40 million tonnes of cargo.

We are now looking for a bright, enthusiastic apprentice to join our Civil Engineering team. The successful apprentice will support the department in maintenance and alteration of the PLA’s buildings and structures, whilst at the same time securing a City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations.

To view the Apprenticeship Framework, please click here.

Principle sites are located in Gravesend and London with remote sites spread from Margate and Clacton-on-Sea in the east to Richmond in the west. The works will be carried out on the instructions of Civil Engineering staff.

The role will include a wide range of work in a variety of settings throughout the PLA estate. Work will include carpentry e.g. hanging doors, fitting or replacement of ironmongery, furniture repairs, painting and decorating, plumbing, glazing, plastering, brickwork repairs and repointing. The role is supported by a well equipped workshop for the pre-fabrication of items of work. Support is also provided by specialist trades working within the PLA.

A PLA Apprenticeship means:

  • Practical hands on experience
  • Professional qualification
  • A national minimum wage in your first year (rising in your second year)
  • 28 days’ paid annual leave
  • Benefits including private healthcare and the Cycle to Work Scheme

How to apply:

You don’t need any building maintenance experience, as we provide all the training you need. However, you do need a minimum of five GCSE Grades 4 / C or above, including Maths and English.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to apprentices@pla.co.uk before the closing date of 24 August 2018.

Interviews will be held on 30 August 2018.