Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust, c/o Sacred Heart High School, Fenham Hall Drive, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9YH

Facilities Services Apprentice Level 2

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£9,279 to £18,327 per annum, depending on age

You will be an employee of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust (BBCET).

Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust

c/o Sacred Heart High School

Fenham Hall Drive

Newcastle upon Tyne


Tel: 0191 2747373



An opportunity to join the central team of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust. You will be supporting the provision of safe, clean & attractive learning environments across our 39 schools. You will be part of a team with responsibility for the maintenance, security and health & safety of our grounds, buildings, facilities and equipment.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apprenticeship summary

We would welcome candidates of any age to apply.

From 1 April 2022, the National Minimum Wage is between £4.81 and £9.50 an hour, depending on the candidate's age.

Working week:

An agreed rota will be established but hours will fall between 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday

Total hours per week: 37

Expected duration: 12 months

Possible start date: 05 Sep 2022

Date posted: 16 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship level:

Intermediate, Level 2 (GCSE)

Reference number: VAC1000056567

Positions: 1 position available

What will the apprentice be doing?

• To work under instruction/guidance of the Facilities Manager and the other site staff to provide a caretaking service to the central team and also support the 39 schools in the trust.

• Under supervison, to maintain school premises in relation to lighting, heating and cleaning including maintenance and operation of plant, porterage and handy person duties and such other duties which may arise from the use of the premises.

• To uphold and promote good health and safety practice across school at all times.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Your training provider will support you during the duration of your program in order that you achieve your End Point Assessment, which is assessed by the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM). Your training providor will ensure your learning, skills and behaviours are in place so you can satisfy your end point assessment in a timely fashion and your career within facilities management can be facilitated and progressed onto the next step. You will have at least monthly visits, which are currently held online; remotely.

As part of the apprenticeship, you will cover knowledge, skills and behaviours as shown in this link from the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education:…

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

At the end of the apprenticeship this fixed term post will end, however this is a genuine opportunity to experience work as a facilities operative and we anticipate if successful, it will enable an individual to be employed as a facilities operative in one of our 39 schools. This experience will provide training and experience that the individual can then use in any future role associated with facilities support.

Requirements and Prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities:

• Communication skills

• IT skills

• Attention to detail

• Organisation skills

• Customer care skills

• Logical

• Team working

• Non judgemental

• Patience

• Physical fitness


• GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 6) desirable

• GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 6) desirable

About the employer

You will work for the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust but will support the 39 schools within the trust. You will be based at one of the secondary schools in either Newcastle, Bedlington or North Tyneside but will also be given opportunities to experience primary schools. Please check our website for more information and to get a feel of our trust and the schools within it. trust




C/O Sacred Heart Catholic High School

Fenham Hall Drive

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 9YH


Mr A. Gollings | | (0191) 274 7373

Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

• Facilities services operative

• Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's application instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Please apply via the school website, where you will find an application form and associated documents.

Completed applications should be sent to For an informal discussion about the role, please contact A Gollings on the above email address.

Closing Date: 15th July 2022

To commence: 5th September 2022

We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants are subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and satisfactory employment references.

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Closing date:

15 July 2022

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