Site Assistant Apprentice The David Nieper Academy

You will be responsible for providing efficient and effective support to the Site Team at David Nieper Academy including ensuring that the cleaning, security and general appearance of the buildings and surrounding areas (including some grounds work/maintenance) are maintained in accordance with the required standards set by the academy.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 Thursday, 8.00am - 4.00pm, Friday, 8.00am - 3.30pm with some variation and flexibility required when the academy has evening events. 30 minutes un-paid lunch per day.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    09 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Your responsibilities include:

  • Working with the site team to ensure the site is safe and secure e.g., locking/unlocking doors and windows, using tools and equipment safely, and adhering to health and safety regulations
  • Assist with maintaining security of the premises 
  • Assist with fire evacuation procedures
  • Ensure the site is clean and tidy e.g., clear spillages, clear debris from gutters
  • Assist with maintenance of minor issues e.g., basic plumbing, light replacements, snow clearing, touch-up paint work
  • Upkeep on general grounds maintenance e.g., mowing grass, hedge cutting etc.
  • Assist with moving and handling e.g., setting up furniture

The training you will be getting

Your training will be provided by both your Employer and Grey Seal Academy.

All training is delivered face to face at the workplace either on site or videoconferencing; this includes x1 training session and x1 coaching session per month.

You will have access to an online portfolio and virtual learning environment to assist your training and assessment during your programme.

During the Apprenticeship you will learn the following topics:

  • Support the delivery of the responsibilities of the Facilities
  • Services function in complying with health and safety and other legislation and organisational policies and procedures
  • Address FM-related risks, hazards and threats to people, property and premises
  • Provide customer service to internal and external customers to ensure the effective delivery of a range of facilities services
  • Support good sustainable practice in FM
  • Maintain soft FM services
  • Gather FM-related information for continuous improvement purposes
  • Deliver front-of-house services
  • Support hard FM functions
  • Maintain and develop competence in the FM industry/sector
  • Support the delivery of FM projects

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will gain the following qualifications and Standard:

  • Facilities Services Operative Level 2 Standard
  • Level 2 Certificate in Facilities Services Principles 
  • Functional Skills in mathematics Level 1/2 (if applicable)
  • Functional Skills in English Level 1/2 (if applicable)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the employer would look to offer a permanent position if this is available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade D/3) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade Grade D/3) Desired

About the employer

The David Nieper Academy is an academy in the town of Alfreton, Derbyshire. A brand-new school building was opened in early 2017. A key aspect of their vision is their focus on applied learning within all subject areas and across year groups. They have seen an increase in student numbers within each year group and are looking to build on this year on year. This is an immensely exciting time to be joining the academy and being a key driver in enhancing the academic and social achievement of their students.


The David Nieper Academy




DE55 7JA

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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


Helen Bate


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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