Facilities Services Operative Apprenticeship - Mandeville Primary School INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

Mandeville Primary School are looking for a Facilities Operative Apprentice to support the site manager by assisting in the maintenance and security of the school premises and site. Ensuring a safe working environment for all children and adults, maintaining the premises and grounds and ensuring compliance on all health and safety requirements.

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Closing date: 27 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To support the site manager in all areas of health and safety, compliance and security
  • Ensure that buildings, site and resources are secure and undertake daily security checks
  • Maintain school records concerning utilities and health and safety, whilst working with the site manager to ensure compliance
  • Perform duties in line with health and safety regulations (COSHH) and take action where hazards are identified, report serious hazards to line manager immediately
  • Undertake general portage duties including moving furniture and equipment within school
  • Undertake minor repairs (i.e. not requiring qualified craftsperson) and maintenance of the buildings and site
  • Maintain a supply of premises cleaning resources around the school
  • Operate systems such as heating, cooling, lighting and security (including CCTV and alarms)
  • Receive deliveries to the school site
  • Collect and assemble waste for collection
  • Contribute to the cleanliness of the school
  • Check the school's cleanliness regularly and work with the cleaning team to ensure that the cleaning is completed satisfactorily every day
  • Ensure that the site is kept tidy throughout the year carrying out regular sweeping of hard areas, removal of litter, leaves etc.
  • Be aware of and adhere to all school policies and procedures on health and safety, including asbestos procedures, fire safety procedures, plant and equipment inspections and management of legionella


  • Eligible for an NUS card for discounts in shops and restaurants
  • Eligible for an apprenticeship oyster card
  • Discount on Nandos, ASOS, Vue cinema and much more
  • Earn while you learn
  • No debt
  • Automatic rise in pay after 12 months
  • Prizes and vouchers to be won (apprentice of the month)
  • Secure a job with little or no experience
  • Remote learning
  • Paid twice a month

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 2 Facilities Services Operative Standard Qualification 
  • Functional skills Level 2 Math's and English (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible progression into full time employment for the right applicant

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, Reliable, Willing to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

Please be aware that upon a successful offer of employment the company completes digitalised right-to-work checks and DBS applications via an external provider - Vetting.Com. The company also completes an internal online social media search, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. Please google the location prior to applying

About the employer

We ranked 1st in the "Rate My Apprenticeship" Central & Greater London Employers Award 2021-22 and 3rd in the list of Top 100 employers 2022-23 Inspire ATA Ltd specialise in working with a wide range of clients (nationwide) that want to take on excellent apprentices. Our vision is to "inspire ambition and widen horizons".




Mandeville Drive

St. Albans



Katie Munn



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Training provider

LMP Education

Apprenticeship standard

Facilities services operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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