Working Week: Monday-Friday (total hours per week:35)
Apprenticeship duration: 60 weeks
Apprenticeship level: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Weekly wage: £140.00
Through this programme you will work as a Facilities Support Assistant as part of the school support workforce. Facilities support make sure that the school facilities and their services meet the needs of pupils, staff and the general public. The National School Apprenticeship programme presents a unique opportunity to start a career working in a school. You will receive comprehensive training throughout the apprenticeship and ongoing support from the school.
Working as a Facilities Support Assistant, you will work alongside the Facilities Manager or Caretaker to ensure that the school buildings meet the needs of pupils, staff and the general public. You will support the management of services, such as security, parking and maintenance. If you can develop good working relationships with a wide range of people and enjoy organising, this could be the profession for you.
At the end of your apprenticeship, you will achieve the nationally recognised Facilities Services qualification, as well as valuable work experience, that will provide you with the best chance possible of being offered a full-time role within a school or business.
Below is a summary of your key roles and responsibilities:
- Ensure that the facilities, such as catering, security, maintenance and reception, run smoothly so schools can run effectively.
- Secure the site and assist in site emergency and evacuation procedures.
- Set up rooms for events and support the co-ordination of the event, e.g. Open Evenings, Fun Days.
- Assist with the maintenance of external areas.
- Carry out minor repairs and maintenance around the workplace.
- Deal with enquiries from members of staff, contractors and members of the public.
- Direct and communicate with outside contractors and customers.
- Organise and take delivery of stock.
- Read energy meters and monitor heating and ventilation systems such as solar panels or reusable energy systems.
- Be aware of and comply with, the policies and procedures relating to child protection, equality and diversity, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
- Be a member of the first aid rota providing first aid to students and staff following appropriate training.
- Be a responsible key holder.
- Be responsible for maintaining records, information and data.