Facilities Management Apprenticeship Archbishop Tenison's Cofe High School

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: 12 Oct 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 - Friday

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    60 weeks

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    24 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 of achieve the nationally recognised Faculties 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.

Join a well established team and work with our experienced site managers.

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 Opportunities to join our lettings team and to earn more.

Things to consider

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. Wiliness to undergo an enhanced DBS check performed by the Employer/school Ability to travel to work

About the employer

Archbishop Tenison’s is a small caring school producing excellent results for its students. We are a well established, successful school with a good site team.


Archbishop Tenison's Cofe High School


Selborne Road



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Facilities Management
  • 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


Kate Wardle kate.wardle@nationalschoolstraining.co.uk

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Closing date: 12 Oct 2017