Facilities Services Operative Apprentice Limebrook Primary School and Nursery

Under the Head of School/Senior Manager you shall provide an efficient, effective, healthy and safe range of Site Management Services. This will include responsibility for proper cleaning, monitoring of cleaning standards, maintenance and security of the school/education premises and facilities and any other duties arising from the premises.

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Closing date: 26 Jul 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 – Friday (Mon-Thurs) AM Shift 06:30-10:30am & PM Shift 15:00 -18:30 Friday 15:30-18:30

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties Include:

  • To be responsible for the keyholding, security and health and safety aspects of the premises and its content (including keyholding)
  • To form part of the emergency standby team providing emergency access to the school site
  • Lock/unlock school buildings and areas
  • Assist with regular security checks
  • Operate alarm systems where appropriate
  • Cover lettings when necessary
  • To uphold and comply within the security provisions of the health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and any other relevant legislation or Schools Policies and procedures relating to Health & Safety at work
  • Assist with repairs e.g. minor plumbing, changing light bulbs, unblocking drains, repairing furniture
  • To ensure that all services, (heating, lighting and plumbing) are operating to satisfactory standards
  • Collect and assemble waste for collection
  • Undertake cleaning duties including graffiti removal, litter-picking
  • Undertake emergency cleaning duties
  • Undertake routine “client” tasks in connection with premises-related contractors, e.g. cleaning, grounds maintenance
  • To be responsible for all contractors undertaking cleaning and maintenance work. To monitor operations and submit written reports when required
  • To ensure high standards of cleaning and maintenance throughout the premises
  • Provide emergency access to the school site
  • Undertake activities to maintain safe and clean external environment e.g. gritting
  • To assist in the development, organisation and preparation of facilities for a varied programme of activities and events on the premises including porterage, receipt of deliveries and lettings
  • Effectively manage and administer activities relating to letting and all other site services in accordance with the Lion Academy trust practices and procedures
  • To arrange and assist with the movement of furniture, equipment and materials as required, to satisfy the needs of varied site activities in accordance with the Health and Safety Policy
  • To work those hours required by the nature of the service including evenings
  • To be reasonably available the weekend duties and to attend emergencies during evenings and weekends. To hold site keys as required

The training you will be getting

Facilities Services Operative Apprenticeship, to include:

  • Level 2 Facilities Services Operative
  • Functional Skills (as required)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • PLTS
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possible permanent employment once completed the Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Worked with children, Can maintain confidentiality, Promote the ethos, Able to travel


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

The Apprentice will need to be available and willing to work evenings and weekends. Able to travel to all sites of the Lion Academy Trust. Able and willing to assist with/attend call-outs out of hours within twenty minutes

About the employer

The Lion Academy Trust was established in 2012 and has grown to run schools in London, Essex and Wellingborough. As a values-driven multi-academy trust, our moral foundations are the basis for the successes we have achieved Our latest school will open in September 2024 - with places on offer for all nursery aged children (0-5) and for children starting primary school in Reception. We will offer 30 places in Reception and up to 56 places in the nursery - with extended hours and wrap-around care being on offer from the first day to support local, working parents who are looking for a convenient, quality-based childcare service to meet their needs.


Limebrook Primary School and Nursery


Limebrook Primary School and Nursery

Tempest 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


Leon Black


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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