Apprentice Assistant Caretaker Lingfield Primary School

The successful candidate will be working with our experienced caretaker to ensure the school building and grounds are well maintained and safe.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £131.25 - £251.25

  • Working week

    37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday 7am-9am, 11.30am–2pm, 3pm–6pm during term time and 7am–2.30pm during school holidays (annual leave to be taken during school holidays).

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


Keeping the site clean and tidy to minimise risk to the health & safety of those using the school site and to ensure the activities of the school can take place in an environment suited to learning.

Site Maintenance:

Contribute to maintaining the site in a good state of repair and maintaining heating and lighting. This will include minor repairs and decorating.


Provide a portering and furniture moving service to ensure supplies are in place and school activities can proceed.


Maintain procedures to ensure that the school site is kept in a good state of repair, safe and stocked with all necessary supplies.

The job holder needs to be aware of safety issues and perform all duties whilst adhering to safety standards. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Listening actively, demonstrating understanding of communications received and responding appropriately.

Communicating mainly oral information to the right people in a timely and clear manner.

Personal qualities

Reliability is essential.

Enthusiasm and a desire to learn.

Physical ability to carry out manual tasks (ie. Lifting, climbing and moving of items).

Qualifications required

A good standard of Maths and English.

Future prospects

A permanent post with the possibility of further training may be available after completion of the apprenticeship depending on performance.

Things to consider

All applications must be made through Apprenticeship vacancies. Do not contact the employer direct as this may result in your application not being considered. 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).

About the employer

Lingfield Primary School is a larger than average two form entry primary school with children from Nursery age right up to Year 6. We are very lucky to have a beautifully designed, light and spacious school building with outside learning spaces for most classes. The site boasts extensive playground and field facilities, with a quiet playground and outside library for drawing, reading and clubs and a large playground and field with football goals, adventure trail and an amphitheatre.


Lingfield Primary School


Vicarage Road



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Training provider

Intermediate Apprenticeship Facilities services:

  • NVQ Level 2
  • Technical Certificate Level 2
  • Functional Skills Level 1
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Any additional elements
  • Training in workplace

Apprenticeship framework

Facilities Management

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South East Apprenticeship Company


Cheryl Kimber

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017