The Learning Trust - Facilities Services Operative Apprenticeship INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

The Learning Trust are seeking a creative and hard-working Facilities Operative Apprentice supporting the smooth running of the facilities. The role includes providing customer service to internal and external customers to ensure the effective delivery of a range of facilities' services and supporting the delivery of facility service projects.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay increase after 12 months

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    29 Aug 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 and key priority
  • Ensuring the security of the buildings by checking the perimeter is secure and access gates are kept locked on a 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 checking that agreed work by contractors has 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 the welfare of the pupils were required 

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

  • Level 2 Facilities Services Operative Standard qualification
  • Level 2 Facilities Services Principles

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, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


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 2nd 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". You should be aware that The Learning Trust is a host employer, and you will not be employed by them, you will be employed by Inspire ATA.




Queen's Park Road





Katie Munn


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Facilities services operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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