Kickstart - Facilities Assistant

Job details
Posting date: 14 January 2022
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 18 February 2022
Location: Tunbridge Wells (Tonbridge), TN30EB
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000364165

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To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

Holmewood House School

Come and join us for a richly rewarding and invaluable 6 month placement designed to bring you closer to employment in your choice of career
Whether you have considered working in education or not, a placement in our school will significantly improve your chances of finding your ideal job, build your confidence and get you the valuable skills employers across the country require
In addition to amazing paid work experience, you will get access to a wealth of accredited employability online skills training on an award winning platform, ensuring that you gain the knowledge and confidence to succeed in the workplace
Taking a placement in our school will really help your CV stand out and give you the experience and qualifications to make employers take notice
The Facilities Assistant will assist the School Caretaker and Site Maintenance Manager or team with the general upkeep and maintenance of the school
This role would suit someone seeking a career in facilities management and site maintenance or looking to subsequently gain a trade as an electrician, plumber or carpenter, for example, through a trainee position or apprenticeship
The role will give applicants valuable experience as well as free employability skills training to help them secure long term work

No previous experience is necessary
The successful candidate will need to show the ability to organise and prioritise work, display good communication and interpersonal skills, be able to work as part of a team and have good literacy and numeracy skills
Candidates should have basic DIY skills and be able use to undertake routine repairs and maintenance tasks
In addition to possessing knowledge and understanding of health and safety procedures, especially as regards the use of gardening and maintenance equipment

Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm Includes one hour of unpaid time for lunch


Successful applicants will have access to a direct manager that they will report into and receive on going on the job training from in order to fulfil their role in an effective and safe manner
This will boost personal development and a greater understanding as to how to excel in this profession
In addition to on the job training we are able to provide a unique CPD accredited online employability skills training programme delivered on a world renowned eLearning platform
This exceptional training is requested by hundreds of schools and universities across the UK
The online content focuses on the key skills that are needed to successfully start and prosper in a job
Job hunting courses include CV writing, interview guidance, job searching and communication
Skills are also developed through indepth training on areas such as confidence, resilience, negotiation, time management and leadership
Successful applicants will leave the placement with work experience and the confidence that the accredited training provides and full certification of employability skills programme for a newly created CV

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