Property Maintenance Apprentice – Quarr Abbey

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Construction and Labour
Full Time
£161.25 per week

Here at The Isle of Wight College we work with a number of employers, in a vast array of industries. A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work for Quarr Abbey as a Property Maintenance Apprentice.

Quarr Abbey is home to a Community of Benedictine Monks. It is where the Monks live, work and pray. The current buildings are over century old and need continual maintenance, repair and renewal. In addition, we undertake new building works too such as re-roofing and building renovations. Parts of the site are Grade 1 listed so special care and techniques are particularly required in those areas. The skilled works team make doors and windows, furniture and other bespoke pieces for the site. Quarr Abbey has a rich spiritual history and to find out more please visit

Duties and Responsibilities will include:

We are looking for a keen, enthusiastic Property Maintenance Apprentice to work within our existing small team of experienced tradespeople. Due to the very special nature of the Quarr site there is always a wide variety of tasks to do so we are looking for someone who is flexible and can adapt but also is equally happy to carry out routine works too. We are looking for someone who ideally has some knowledge of the industry but if not, full information sharing will be made available.

Skills Required

  • Some experience in any of the areas of maintenance would be an advantage but not strictly essential
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Work as part of a team
  • Solution finding
  • Problem solving
  • Good hand eye coordination
  • Complete introduction into property renovations.
  • Carpentry experience would be useful but not essential

Personal Qualities   

  • Reliable
  • Practical
  • Physically fit
  • Possess a keenness to learn new skills.

Qualifications Required   

  • Grade C or above at GCSE (or equivalent level) in English and Maths.

Working Week

  • Hours per week between Monday – Friday 8.30 – 4.30including 1 day per week at college.

Weekly Wage

  • £161.25 per week

Apprenticeship Standard

  • Level 2 Property Maintenance Standard
  • Apprenticeship duration will be between 12 -18 months + 3 Month End Point Assessment
  • Functional Skills – if not already achieved a GCSE C (or above) in maths, IT and English (or equivalent qualification) 
  • There is a requirement to complete 20% off job training, College attendance will contribute but time spent either learning something new, other courses or any support work you that is not your usual role will also be counted


Closing date for applications will be Friday 18th June 2021, and interviews for successful applicants, which will be held shortly after.

Your details will be processed and recorded in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £4:30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit:

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