Facilities Management Apprenticeship Valentines 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: 20 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Upon completion of training the post holder will share a shift rota to open and close the school. Early shift starts at 6am and late shift ends at 7.30pm. There will be a need to work flexibly on occasion.

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 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

The successful candidate will be directly line managed by the Site Premises Manager. 
This job is subject to Enhanced DBS checking as part of our Safeguarding policy. 

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

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

Valentines High School is a highly successful mixed 11-19 school enjoying Leading Edge Status. In September 2011 Valentines became one of the first 100 Teaching Schools in the Country. Ofsted has judged the school to be ‘Outstanding in all categories’. Public examination results are excellent, placing Valentines in the top 100 schools for progress in the UK. We have a large and thriving sixth form, (nearly 400 students). Valentines is known for its high standards of pupil behaviour and orderly learning environment. The school is centrally located in the London Borough of Redbridge, with very good transport links to central and outer London.


Valentines High School



Cranbrook 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: 20 Oct 2017