Site Facilities Apprentice - TS Sandwell Council

To provide day to day response to the site, staff and students to include - collection of items, delivery of items, litter picking, cleaning, lifting, setting out areas, internal and external works which may include grounds works.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    12 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To assist the Senior Site Manager with: 

  • General tidying up after events/functions
  • Movement of equipment between rooms including setting up for examinations
  • Movement of break and lunch furniture
  • Ad-hoc spot cleaning around the academy
  • Collection and delivery of items delivered to the school
  • Assist with looking after shrubs and plants, ensuring all areas are effectively weeded regularly
  • Collecting leaves and rubbish
  • Window cleaning
  • Painting
  • Maintenance of the all-weather pitch
  • Cleaning waste and recycling bins
  • Emptying paper recycling bin
  • Regular checking and cleaning of storage areas
  • To report any unsafe equipment or area of the  building to the caretaker or facilities manager
  • Keeping paths and driveways clear from ice/snow
  • Snow clearing and de-icing
  • To comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety At Work regulations.
  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of him/herself and for others affected by his/her work and to co-operate with the employer in ensuring health and safety responsibilities are carried out

This list is not exhaustive

‘SCS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The post holder will be expected to contribute to safeguarding in accordance with the agreed policy’.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to use garden tools and equipment safely and effectively without close supervision
  • Ability to work proactively and to direction
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather
  • Basic ICT skills
  • Ability to climb a ladder
  • Ability to lift and move heavy items
  • Attention to detail in all aspects of work

Personal qualities

  • Flexibility to work at a variety of times
  • Flexibility to undertake a variety of tasks
  • Commitment to working with young people and to work in support of the inclusive ethos of the school

Qualifications required

YOU MUST HAVE: A minimum of a Grade D in GCSE Maths and English or the Functional Skills Level 1 equivalent.

Future prospects

This apprenticeship will enable the successful candidate to achieve a Level 2 in Facilities Services plus any other relevant training.

Things to consider

This position will ideally suit someone with an interest in working manually and with a practical approach. The successful candidate will be subject to Enhanced DBS clearance. Annual Leave must be taken when the school is closed, during term time holidays.

About the employer

Sandwell Community School is Sandwell’s dedicated provision for pupils living within the borough who are either at risk of permanent exclusion or who have been permanently excluded from their secondary school. Our school has five specialist campuses across the borough and also a pupil engagement team to assist in reaching our most vulnerable pupils. In partnership with schools, parents, carers and the wider community, Sandwell Community School is committed to providing an appropriate, individualised education for students at Key Stage 3 and 4. We aim to create learning environments that are innovative and impact on our pupils lives. We strive to do this by offering a curriculum suitable to pupil needs. We want to inspire every young person to acquire the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for their adult lives, both inside and outside the traditional classroom environment. Developing their self-esteem, confidence and resiliency are also high on our agenda. Academic programmes, vocational learning opportunities and enrichment activities are central to our curriculum offer. We want to see our young people grow into caring, responsible and active members of their local community and wider society.


Sandwell Council


Westminster Road

West Bromwich

B71 2JN

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Training provider

The successful candidate will work towards a level 2 qualification in Facilities Management: Facilities Services.

Apprenticeship framework

Facilities Management

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sandwell College


Rich Nettleton 01215692099

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017