Facilities Apprentice ORLEANS PARK SCHOOL

As Facilities Apprentice you will provide services such as security, supporting hard FM functions (maintenance and engineering), & soft FM (cleaning, front-of-house logistics and portering). You will liaise with other departments (e.g. Finance), and collaborate with technical experts and other facilities roles such as cleaners, catering and admin.

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Closing date: 15 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (occasional Saturday / Sunday) timings to be discussed.

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The Facilities apprentice is responsible for:

  • Maintaining a clean, safe and secure school premises, which includes buildings and grounds
  • Carrying out cleaning, handyperson activities, routine maintenance and refurbishment, porterage, and minor repairs
  • Promoting health and safety around the school

The training you will be getting

The Apprentice Training Program will be delivered through a structured training programme including on and off the job training in addition to tuition supported by the Institute of Workplace Facilities Management (“IWFM”).

Upon successful completion, the apprentice will attain a Level 2 Certificate in Facilities Services Principles. 

English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Opportunity to have a permanent position in the Premises team at Orleans Park School.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Ability to prioritise, Professional, Courteous


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

Things to consider

Be reasonably fit to carry out the duties of the job. Able to work flexibly and out of school hours as required.

About the employer

Orleans Park is a successful and oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive that serves its local community in Twickenham with over 1,350 students. The dedicated staff work hard to ensure students are successful and leave as responsible citizens and confident individuals.




Orleans Park School

Richmond Road



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Facilities services operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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