Facilities Support Apprenticeship North Beckton Primary School

The Premises Manager is a full time 52 weeks per year role. Through our programme, you will work as a Facilities Support Assistant as part of the school support workforce. Facilities Support make sure that the school facilities and their services meet the needs of pupils, staff and the general public.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    60 weeks

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The National School Apprenticeship programme presents a unique opportunity to start a career working in a school. You will receive comprehensive training throughout the apprenticeship and ongoing support from the school.

Working as a Facilities Support Assistant you will work alongside the Faculties Manager or Caretaker to ensure that the school buildings meet the needs of pupils, staff and the general public. You will support the management of services, such as security, parking and maintenance. If you can develop good working relationships with a wide range of people and enjoy organising, this could be the profession for you. At the end of your apprenticeship you will achieve the nationally recognised Facilities Services qualification, as well as valuable work experience, that will provide you with the best chance possible of being offered a full-time role within a school or business. A newly qualified Facilities Assistant can earn between £14,000 and £20,000 per annum and a Facilities Manager can earn up to £45,000 per annum.

Below is a summary of your key roles and responsibilities; -

  • Ensure that the facilities, such as catering, security, maintenance and reception, run smoothly so schools can run effectively.
  • Secure the site and assist in site emergency and evacuation procedures.
  • Set up rooms for events and support the coordination of the event e.g. Open Evenings, Fun Days.
  • Assist with the maintenance of external areas
  • Carry out minor repairs and maintenance around the workplace.
  • Deal with enquiries from members of staff, contractors and members of the public.
  • Direct and communicate with outside contractors and customers.
  • Organise and take delivery of stock.
  • Read energy meters and monitor heating and ventilation systems such as solar panels or reusable energy systems.
  • Be aware of and comply with the policies and procedures relating to child protection, equality and diversity, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Willing and able to complete all learning and assessment requirements of the relevant framework
  • Able to establish good working relationships with staff, pupil’s parents and outside agencies

Personal qualities

  • Confident
  • Team player
  • Responsible
  • Enthusiastic
  • Good time management

Qualifications required

Hold GCSE Grade C or above in English and Maths or equivalent.

Future prospects

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Full-time employment within the organisation.

Things to consider

Ensure that you use appropriate punctuation and capital letters, especially for you name. Prior to interview you are required to complete online initial assessments in Maths, English & ICT. These are called BKSB. If you’re shortlisted please print out the results and take them with you to the interview. You’ll receive an email from NST Head Office with instructions. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Welcome to North Beckton Primary School. We hope you enjoy visiting our website and that it gives you some information about our school. If you would like to discuss anything further, please feel free to come in and see us. Our school is a multi-cultural and inclusive school, which promotes a safe, caring, challenging and creative environment. We are an expanding school within one of the most exciting and dynamic boroughs of London, catering for children between the ages of three and eleven years old. We believe in having a place where respect, a willingness to learn and achievement are valued above everything else and together, through our collaborative efforts, everyone is part of something unique and significant. We are proud that we all belong to North Beckton Primary School.


North Beckton Primary School


Harrier Way


E6 5XG

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Facilities Management Apprenticeship
  • Employee rights and responsibilities
  • Functional Skills (if required)

Apprenticeship framework

Facilities Management

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by National Schools Training Ltd


Josie Hodkinson 08443760157 josie.hodkinson@nationschoolstraining.co.uk

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017