Facilities Management Supervisor Apprentice

Central Newcastle
30 Sep 2019
28 Oct 2019
Miss Laura Glover
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time


An apprenticeship is a funded programme where an individual learns new skills, knowledge and behaviours in a chosen sector. An apprenticeship will enable you to work and earn a wage whilst developing and gaining new skills as an employee.

Alongside your day to day duties, you will complete the Facilities Management Level 3 Apprenticeship. This is a nationally recognised qualification and it is designed to learn and understand how to support and manage the range of operations. You will be supported through this qualification by your Personal Development Coach who will visit you at your place work every 6-10 weeks. You are not expected to complete any of your Apprenticeship work outside of your normal working hours and will be given set time each week to complete your work.

Package description
Do you have a real passion for providing exceptional support services in a Healthcare environment? Would you like to earn whilst you learn?

Well now is the time, as we have a very exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Facilities Management Supervisor to join our support services team at our central Newcastle site.

You do not need to have any experience as full training will be provided as part of the Apprenticeship. This could be for a school leaver, someone who already has experience working in the domestic environment or someone simply wanting a career change. Apprenticeships are for everyone regardless of age!

Over an 18-21 month period you will have completed a Facilities Management Level 3 Apprenticeship.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is seeking a career in a Facilities Supervisory or Management role. Maybe you are someone with cleaning experience and wanting to take your career to the next level.

Main responsibilities

Working as part of the Support Services (Domestic) team at out central Newcastle Site

  • Daily duties will involve being H&S aware,

  • assisting the service managers in overseeing that work is being carried out in an acceptable fashion 

  • checking that all work is being completed within the correct timescales

  • closing down the various jobs on the helpdesk

  • replenishing stock

  • stocktaking and stock ordering

  • managing waste 

  • providing great customer service

Ideal candidate

  • A passion and commitment to develop into a Facilities Management role

  • Keen and willing to learn

  • A ‘can do’ attitude

  • Punctual and reliable

  • Able to works well as part of a team and provide a comprehensive domestic service to patients, staff and visitors at the Hospital

  • Demonstrates a flexible approach to work

  • Able to demonstrate and explain working practices to new starters.

  • Able to take instruction and train new staff

  • Able to organise own day-to-day work

  • Able to perform any reasonable and practical instructions as requested by the Supervisor appropriate to the needs of the Hospital

  • Able to develop good lines of communication and relationships at all levels within your team and with other colleagues and customers

  • DBS check will be required

About the company


We are the world’s largest caterer, a Company that employ more Chefs that anyone else so we know a thing or two about developing our people for real careers. 

Compass Group UK and Ireland specialise in providing food, vending and related services in our clients' premises. The company operates across the core sectors of Business & Industry, Defence, Offshore & Remote Site, Healthcare, Education, Sports & Leisure and Vending with an established brand portfolio.

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WHO ARE ESS (Defence and Government Services)?

You will be working for our ESS sector. ESS has been a market leader in the Defence and Government Services sectors for over 40 years. As well as providing quality catering, retail and leisure services, we offer a portfolio of superior and sustainable soft services, including: hotel, cleaning, waste management, security and reception services. At ESS, health and wellbeing is critical. We support the wellbeing of thousands of military and police personnel and civil servants who carry out strategically important work, often in challenging conditions. That’s why we have a team of registered nutritionists who work with our clients and consumers to support them in their work.

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We offer you the opportunity to be part of a fun and exciting team, where you have the opportunity and support to develop and progress your career.

We offer more than the National Apprentice Minimum wage. For all our Apprentices, we offer the National Minimum Wage.

We have supported hundreds of people in further developing their career through an Apprenticeship. Take the time to look through our careers website so you can see for yourself how completing an Apprenticeship with Compass continues to make a positive impact.


Your Apprenticeship is fully funded by Compass UK and Ireland, via the Apprenticeship Levy.

As a company, our Apprenticeship programme is subject to regulation from Ofsted and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).For that reason, each candidate must meet certain criteria’s in order to be eligible for funding.  This ensures our offer is compliant with all the quality and funding rules. Therefore, you will be required to complete the following:

Eligibility Questionnaire – the questions asked here will determine if we can claim funding for your apprenticeship training with our training provider and the rules for this are set out in the ESFA funding rules 2018/2019.

Initial Assessments – These are positioning tests in English and Maths. Whilst they do not directly affect your eligibility for the apprenticeship they provide us with your current level of learning and help us build an individual learner journey.  This will establish if you are working at the required level in Maths & English that is needed in order for you to complete the learning within your chosen apprenticeship.

European Social Fund – The Skills Funding Agency operates as a co-financing organisation for ESF and assures EU funding is correctly spent. The European Social Fund (ESF) is a structural fund from the European Union. It improves the skills of the workforce and helps people who have difficulties finding work. All our apprenticeships are compliant with ESF funding.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.