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Minor Works Fabric Apprentice

Requisition ID: 46600

Domain: Trades & Maintenance/Joinery

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

EQUANS is looking for a Building Fabric Apprentice to join our team in Crewe on a permanent basis. This is a full time role working Monday to Friday. On offer is a competitive salary, and benefits package. 

This role is working as a trainee fabric engineer as part of the minor works team on EQUANS Cheshire-East Council contract.

The primary purpose of the role is to carry out installation/ refurbishment and repair works on a variety of fabric assets and decoratition works ensuring all activities are completed in a safe and timely manner and in accordance with the contracted output specifications and Equans processes and procedures.


What will you deliver? 

  • Surface repairs – Including but not limited to Inspection/repair of floor coverings/ walls, ceilings and roofs carrying put plastering/ installation of pre-finshed wall coverings/ Joinery and roofing covering repair works.  Installation of suspended ceiling systems and adaptation thereof.
  • Inspect /repair/ installation and manufacture of free standing and fitted furniture – Joinery works
  • Inspect/ clear drainage and gully systems – including installation and adaptation of drainage networks and connection there of to kitchen/ washroom/ WC facilities.
  • Joinery Works including but limited to – Inspect/repair and installation of doors (Inc. Fire Doors)/ windows/ Kitchens/ cabinets/ shelving/ funtiture/ bathroom privacy panels and fencing works.
  • Painting, re-decorating surface finishes from walls/ floors ceilings with different paint systems/ wall paper and applying remedial treatments for damp/ mould efflorescence etc.
  • Plumbing works including but not limited to connection of new washroom/ kitchen and WC acilities to existing networks, altering systems to suit new configurations.
  • Assist engineering staff in a wide range of duties as required to a varying portfolio of buildings from office accommodation/ sports facilities/ public WC/ listed buildings and everything in between.
  • General site services; to include, sweeping and tidying assisting in carrying materials/ installation of bulky/ heavy materials and keeping the sites and depot in a tidy/ clean condition.
  • Carry out Ad-Hoc activities supporting Equans and Client team including Moves/ Changes/ helping out
  • with CSR days to benefit the community in which we live.

General expectations of the operative:

  • To develop a good working relationship with all members of Equans staff, subcontractors and the client representatives.
  • Ensure the provision of a Safe and Healthy working environment. To include the wearing of uniform and PPE at all times.
  • Ensure the professional image of Equans is presented to clients at all times
  • To undertake lone working when and where required, subject to passing satisfactory training.
  • Ensure assigned tasks are actioned and completed as appropriate.
  • Ensure an awareness and compliance to the contractual KPI’s/SLA’s.

What can we offer you? 

On offer is a competitive salary, and benefits package, which includes; 

  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays) 
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1x times annual salary 
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers 
  • Gym membership discounts  
  • Cycle to work scheme  
  • Holiday purchase scheme 
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year 
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes 
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme 
  • Access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in EQUANS), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Persons Network) and our Disability Network 
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app 

Who are we looking for? 

Qualifications or Required Experience: 

  • Demonstrable experience in either carpentry, painting, plumbing, or flooring in a construction, repair or maintenance environment is highly desirable for this role.
  • Furthermore, it is expected the candidate will be IT literate and have basic writing skills as they will be expected to use a PDA and complete job sheets.
  • riving licence is mandatory as the candidate will be provided with a works van.

Who are we? 

EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.   

In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables. 

EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live. 

EQUANS is a Bouygues group company. 

What’s next? 

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.  

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements. 

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers. 

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.