Apprentice Housekeeper - Huddersfield - BMI Hospital.

BMI Hospital Huddersfield

Qube Learning are working with BMI Healthcare to help find an Apprentice Housekeeper. The successful candidate will complete a Healthcare cleaning operative apprenticeship, lasting 15 months. During your apprenticeship you will have a dedicated Skills Tutor, who will make regular appointments virtually or face to face, to support you throughout your qualification. Maths and English Functional Skills will also be included in your apprenticeship, if you do not already hold a C/4 grade and above in GCSE. Your apprenticeship will be completed 100% at the workplace.

Apprenticeships > Level 2 (Intermediate) Apprenticeship Catering & Hospitality

  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £4.15 p/h
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Catering & Hospitality
  • Employment Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    BMI Hospital

Description of Opportunity

Brief Description of Job

The role is fully flexible between departments and to the needs of the business. Housekeepers undertake a range of services throughout BMI facilities:

Undertaking the day to day cleaning of patient, public and employee areas.

Maintaining a safe and pleasant environment for patients, visitors and BMI employees.

Replenishment of linen and consumables.

Flexibility to work in all departments (inc Theatre areas) and at other BMI sites where appropriate and as requested

Brief Description of Company

BMI Healthcare has been looking after the local community since 1970 with 51 private hospitals throughout the UK.

We offer over 500 different treatments across more than 60 specialities, with centres of excellence in spinal, orthopaedic, neuro, cardiac and cancer care.

Full Job Description Including daily duties

Cleaning Services

Cleaning and servicing of all hospital areas (clinical and non-clinical, including Theatre) to the required BMI standards and in line with BMI procedures.

Setting up of rooms in accordance with the policies and procedures

Undertake any duties required of the housekeeping department

Complete daily task sheets and submit to the Housekeeper Lead on a daily basis for auditing purposes

Comply with room clean target times and any timing targets for cleaning of general areas

Undertake deep cleaning of areas on a rota basis and/or according to the cleaning schedule

Use cleaning chemicals and materials according to instructions, COSHH reports and BMI procedures

Use appropriate H&S signage at all times to notify employees, patients and visitors that cleaning is in progress

Maintain the store/housekeeping cupboard in good order and replenished as required

Report defects/faults to either the Housekeeping Lead, Hotel Services Manager, Operations Manager or Director of Operations

Ensure the removal, laundering and rehanging of curtains as per the cleaning schedule or replace disposable curtains in all hospital areas

Emptying and cleaning of waste bins throughout the facility in compliance with the safe and correct disposal of waste in accordance with Waste Policy and Infection Prevention and Control Policies

Prepare admission/long term patients/discharge rooms as requested by nursing teams and the Housekeeping Lead

Attend housekeeping and general mandatory training sessions to improve knowledge and skills.

Report any lost or found property, undesirable or suspicious characters to either the Housekeeping Lead, Hotel Services Manager, Operations Manager or Director of Operations

To maintain a harmonious and efficient working relationship with other members of the team


Ensure the collection and appropriate handling of used (soiled and fouled) or infectious linen and the distribution of clean linen to wards and departments within the hospital

Process linen in accordance with BMI procedures and that any infectious linen in is processed in accordance with Infection Prevention and Control Policy

Checking linen at all stages and segregating torn and damaged linen following the reject system

Dispatch and movement of clean linen to wards and departments

Ensuring the laundry areas are kept clean and maintained in accordance with Environmental Cleanliness

Key Performance Indicators

Hospital Cleanliness +90% measured on patient questionnaire

Housekeeping cleaning standards to meet a minimum 90% - Measured via ongoing Self-Assessment

Compliance to the Standardised room set up – Checked via audit

Hours per week, description of hours

37.5 hours per week

Pay and Benefits

BMI Healthcare offer competitive starting salaries of £4.15 per hour alongside access to a wide range of employee benefits, including:

BMI Healthcare Private Medical Insurance

BMI Pension Scheme

25 days holiday per annum increasing with long service

Enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave

Market leading learning and development, including free courses and industry recognised qualifications

Nationwide Gym discounts & Online Fitness Classes

BMI Staff Health Checks

Blue Light Discount Card for 1,000s of nationwide discounts and exclusive offers

Cycle to Work – and much more!

Sharing your details (GDPR)

Qube Learning will not share any of your personal details with any person or company outside our organisation, except the hiring manager for this specific position.

We may share you details with another department within Qube Learning if we feel we could help you with the many other training opportunities we offer.

For more information about this vacancy please contact QUBE QUALIFICATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED on 01235 833838 (Ref ID: 122142)

Desired and Essential Qualifications

Competence in literacy and numeracy

Good Communication skills essential Maths, English GCSE at grades A to C or equivalent functional skills level 2 evidence.

Personal Qualities and Skills

Hard working

Friendly and courteous

Future Prospects

A full time, permanent position in a leading private hospital with other job opportunities available

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