Godstowe Preparatory School - Facilities Assistant Apprenticeship INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

Godstowe Preparatory Schoolare seeking a hard working Facilities Services 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 support the delivery of facilities services projects.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay increase after 12 months

  • Working week

    Full-time - Monday to Friday. Times to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    29 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Assistant Groundsperson working as part of the Estate Team to maintain and improve the school grounds, including:

  • Assisting with the maintenance and improvement of sports pitches, parkland, woodland and gardens
  • Upkeep of the lacrosse pitch, tennis and netball courts including line marking
  • Mowing, strimming, weeding, weed-killing, hedging and pruning, including spraying of appropriate herbicides and pesticides
  • Preparing beds and baskets for planting, edging and fertilising
  • Laying turf, seeding, levelling and filling ground, drainage
  • Maintaining the school pond in conjunction with the Science department, ensuring good habitat for wildlife
  • Assisting with the servicing and maintenance of grounds machinery and equipment and keeping appropriate records
  • Reporting in a timely manner grounds works or equipment maintenance requirements needing contractor assistance
  • Assisting other members of the school maintenance team with sweeping and general clearing, keeping roads and paths clear and safe in severe weather conditions, car parking operations and other essential day-to-day tasks
  • Any other general school duties which may be required from time to time to assist with the smooth running of the school
  • To participate in any training and team meetings, as required and directed by the Facilities Manager and the Director of Finance and Operations.


  • Eligible for an NUS card for discounts in shops and restaurants
  • Eligible for an apprenticeship oyster card, 30% off travel
  • 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 maths 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, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness, Willing to learn, Reliable


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 Godstowe School is a host employer, and you will not be employed by them, you will be employed by Inspire ATA.




Shrubbery Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

HP13 6PR


Katie Munn



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Facilities services operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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