Handy Person Apprentice

19 Jul 2019
31 Jul 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Peabody is looking for an apprentice to support an experienced Handy Person to carry out a range of general maintenance jobs including but not limited to:

  • Replacing existing light shades, tubes, bulbs and fuses
  • Fitting smoke alarms (battery-operated only)
  • Installing doorbells
  • Bleeding radiators
  • Assembling flat-packed furniture
  • Fitting/changing locks
  • Fitting curtain rails and shelves
  • Putting hooks on walls, hanging mirrors and pictures
  • Moving and assembling small pieces of furniture
  • Cosmetic repairs to paintwork, varnish and wallpaper
  • Simple draught-proofing
  • Assistance with moving small pieces of furniture and decluttering
  • Clearing guttering and waste pipes
  • Assembling sheds
  • Lawn mowing
  • Replacing taps and minor plumbing work
  • Fitting a key safe
  • Ensure the provision of excellent customer services to all stakeholders in order to maximise customer satisfaction.
  • Participate in training to develop a wide range of skills within the handy service function
  • Ensure compliance with all Health & Safety regulations and procedures
  • Give and receive feedback on work performance with manager
  • Follow Peabody Health and Safety policies and procedures to ensure, as far as is practicable, your own safety and that of others in the workplace.
  • Complete all internal and external training requirements
  • Complete Maintenance Operations Level 2 apprenticeship training

Skills/experience required:


  • Willingness to learn new skills and be flexible in your approach
  • Ability to communicate sensitively with a wide range of people.
  • Awareness of health and safety and risk related issues
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Practical DIY skills with basic experience of carrying out tasks
  • Good standards of general fitness and must be able to climb stairs, ladders, lifting and carrying etc


  • Available for an immediate start
  • Driver, access to own transport

Qualifications required:

  • A-D (4-9 new system) GCSE grades in Maths and English / equivalent to a level 1 qualification.