Facilities Assistant Apprenticeship OLIVE AP ACADEMY THURROCK

Facilities assistant to provide maintenance/caretaking duties, ensuring a safe, secure and clean environment. Duties will include completing works from the fault logbook, daily maintenance and conducting safeguarding checks. The successful candidate may be asked to support the school and welfare of the students.

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Closing date: 01 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Keeping staff and pupils safe, ensuring safeguarding of pupils is given key priority
  • Ensuring the security of the buildings by checking the perimeter is secure and access gates are kept locked on daily basis
  • Ensuring that fire regulations are observed and regular checks are carried out and logged including the weekly alarm test, fire extinguisher test and emergency lighting test
  • Responding appropriately to emergency situations, or urgent issues as they arise, including maintaining oversight of health and safety issues and being a first aider; following up as necessary including recording incidents and sharing learning
  • Maintaining the buildings including: performing repairs, minor building/decoration work, managing contracting maintenance services as needed. Completing work from the fault logbook kept on site, performing daily litter picking duties and maintaining external bins, moving furniture, stepladder checks and basic plumbing duties
  • Ensuring that daily maintenance and housekeeping routines are consistent to allow staff to work efficiently and pupils to learn
  • Keeping the surrounding grounds properly cared for and landscaped
  • Conducting safeguarding checks and confirming risk assessments with contractors prior to and on arrival and check that agreed works by contractors have been completed satisfactorily, following up on any deficiencies
  • Co-ordinating and distributing deliveries
  • Ensuring buildings are adequately heated and that boilers are maintained and serviced as required
  • Supporting the running of the school and welfare of the pupils where required

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

  • Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship Standard

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Working as a facilities assistant within school. As they gain experience the opportunity to become a team leader or a facilities manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Driving licence desirable, First Aid Training Desirable


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

About the employer

Education – Alternative Provision Secondary School




Olive AP Academy

Ascham Road



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Training provider



Manpreet Kaur


Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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