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: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Increase after 12 months to National Minimum wage (varies according to the apprentice's age)

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    07 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • 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 

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Facilities Services Operative Standard qualification
  • Level 2 Facilities Services Principles
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.

What to expect at the end of your 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

Inspire ATA is an official Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency, licenced by the Department for Education. Currently ranked 2nd in the Rate My Apprenticeship Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers in the UK Award 2023-2024. Inspire ATA specialises in creating apprenticeship opportunities, where we recruit and employ the apprentice on behalf of our host clients, enabling us to offer additional support and a better experience for both the apprentice and the client as the experts in the industry. We arrange the most suitable and appropriate apprenticeship training from one of our partnered training providers. If you are successful in securing an apprenticeship with Inspire ATA, it is important to understand that Inspire ATA will be your employer and the apprenticeship placement will be a separate organisation that simply hosts you as an apprentice. As a Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency, Inspire ATA performs an important role in developing the UK labour market and it is our responsibility to ensure that talent is recognised, developed, and matched with business needs, whatever the background of the individual, irrespective of gender, race, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity and gender reassignment. We are proud of the diverse nature of our business and work with clients to ensure that all candidates are treated with courtesy and respect.




Queen's Park 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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