Schools Facilities Assistant Apprentice (35731)

  • Parrs Wood High School
  • East Didsbury, Greater Manchester
  • £20623 per annum

The school and grounds are used by the school and the local community 7 days a week and under the guidance Site Manager. The post holder, working on a rota basis, will be responsible for maintenance, security and facilities management of the site.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £20,623 p/a
  • Hours
    35.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    2 years

  • Location
    East Didsbury
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Property maintenance operative (ST0171)
  • Employer
    Parrs Wood High School


This role will involve:

• Carrying out repairs and maintenance duties and to be responsible for the operation of preventative, planned maintenance programmes

• To be responsible, in conjunction with the Site Manager, for the administration and control of appropriate areas of the budget

• To use all equipment in a safe manner, undertaking safety audits of the premises and assist with relevant risk assessments as required

• When required carry out portering duties around school

• To assist the Site Manager in the management, administration and operation of school lettings

• When required to liaise with contractors and other agencies/professionals and monitor/record performance against specified standards

• To ensure that all areas of the school site are clean and litter free and to ensure where possible all waste is disposed of in an eco-friendly way

• To undertake relevant training when required

• When required, under the direction of the Site Manager carry out cleaning duties around the school

As part of undertaking the role, you will be able to gain lots of health and safety qualifications to help you fulfil the role to your full potential, these can be done online, in house or off site. The natural progression of this role is from site assistant to the site and facilities manager, whereby you will be able to get an insight and understand the extra responsibilities you would be undertaking on a day to day basis in order to achieve this role.

How you will be supported

Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role.

We have a range of experienced staff who are very experienced in both the work they do and in training the apprentices we take on.

What will happen next

New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:

• More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for

• Any training you need to complete

• What the next steps will be

How you could get there

If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

For more information about this vacancy please contact The Growth Company, Education & Skills on +441612454906 (Ref ID: 237180)

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GCSE Maths & English at Grade 4/C or above
Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Intermediate Level Apprenticeship gaining a Level 2 qualification in Construction.

Team player

A professional attitude

Have a mature approach

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

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Opportunities with The Growth Company, Education & Skills
The Growth Company Education & Skills is one of the largest providers of work-based learning for young people and adults. We have been providing high-quality education and skills to individuals and businesses for over 30 years, and as an Ofsted Grade 2: Good provider you can be assured the quality of our training and excellent support can help you achieve your future goals. We’ve supported thousands of young people who want to kick-start their careers, and adults who want to raise their skill level throughout their working life and achieve their full potential.

We are a not-for-profit company - this means we focus on getting better at what we do and invest all of our energy and resources into improving the quality of our training and your learning experience.

We offer a huge range of apprenticeships, traineeships and courses for people throughout their working lives. As well as practically based training, we also offer a wide range of classroom-based courses designed to cater for all levels and all ages. Our apprenticeships are designed with progression in mind so you can move on to advanced apprenticeships and higher apprenticeships and, in some occupations, on to higher education.


The Greater Manchester SkillCentre in Trafford Park, Greater Manchester, is a purpose built, state-of-the-art training facility, specifically built for training the next generation of apprentices and trainees. You will be supported by expert tutors, gain real life experience in a working environment and there is a free mini bus from many locations in Greater Manchester!

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