Apprentice Facilities Technician - Patient Environment

Estates and Facilities
St James University Hospital
Competitive salary
18 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Apprentice Facilities Technician - Patient Environment

We are recruiting motivated, caring and compassionate individuals for the role ofApprentice Facilities Technician (Patient Environment)

This 30 hours per week variable shift pattern apprenticeship is undertaken within a 13 month fixed-term contract and provides an ideal opportunity to begin your facilities management or healthcare career at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. You will be based at either Leeds General Infirmary or St James's University Hospital, but could be required to work across sites, including our other hospitals at Seacroft, Chapel Allerton or Wharfedale.

Successful applicants will work as team members on rotation between varying wards and departments on their allocated site giving direct support to patients and the clinical team, and will attend timetabled study sessions.You will be required to work a combination of shifts, including days, twilights, nights and weekends, as appropriate to your work area but will be notified of these in advance.

The apprenticeship is delivered in collaboration between the Trust and an education provider. On successful completion of coursework and practical assessments, you will receive a Level 2 healthcare cleaning operative qualification, a Level 2 Certificate in Food Safety, plus a level 1 qualification in Maths and English if you do not already hold this.

In the supporting information section on your application form, please answer the following questions before providing us with any other information you feel is necessary to your application.

Question 1: What do you think you will be doing in this job?

Question 2: What are your plans for managing the academic part of this course alongside working full time?

On successful completion of the programme you can progress to a permanent band 2 Facilities Technician position within Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. From here we offer supported on-going learning with an opportunity for career progression.

If your application is shortlisted you will be asked to complete an online assessment in Literacy & Numeracy, scheduled for w/c 1 March. Those candidates who achieve the required level will be invited to attend an Apprentice Facilities Technician assessment centre, scheduled for the 9 March.

As part of the assessment centre you will be asked to take part in work based scenarios and have a short interview. Further information regarding the timetable for the day will be issued nearer the time if you are invited to attend.

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age on the assessment day( you will be asked to provide evidence of this at the time of interview). There is no upper age limit.

Candidates who are not an EEA citizen must have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years.

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy or the apprentice programme please email:

Please note: we will close this advert when we have received sufficient applications.

We may share information, as appropriate, that you have provided in your application form with external partners or other organisations help to facilitate your recruitment process.

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This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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