Study for a facilities services apprenticeship and be part of a sector that is dedicated to improving customer care.
Working in the facilities services industry involves maintaining a secure environment within places like hospitals, offices and schools. You’ll learn how to improve the security of a building and repair complex safety systems. Increase your engineering knowledge and discover how to maintain a clean work setting.
There’s a range of facilities services jobs for people who enjoy coming up with practical solutions. Work as a facilities operative and help with the upkeep of different properties such as shelters and care homes. Or you could become an estate operative and provide cleaning support.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 5.
Your qualification includes:
SVQ in Facilities Services at SCQF Level 5
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
Promote and maintain services delivery in a facilities services environment
Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
Support the work of a team and develop yourself
Control the use of equipment and materials in a facilities services environment
Maintain site security and safety
Carry out maintenance and minor repairs
Clean and maintain internal surfaces and areas
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as cleaning and building maintenance.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a variety of options. Carry on your studies by studying for a technical apprenticeship in facilities management or find a related job.
Further education: Continue your studies by applying for a bachelor’s degree in security systems or another relevant subject. Your experience will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications to get a job in the facilities services industry. There are several jobs listed below:
There are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship. However, it is helpful to have an interest in the facilities services sector.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
The Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12 and 24 months to complete
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.