Guidance

Facilities management apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the facilities management sector.

This apprenticeship trains you to work as an assistant to a facilities manager, supervising one or more of the facilities or services. You will be involved in resolving issues and making sure the facilities are running smoothly.

Training opportunities

Facilities managers are responsible for the systems and people that make a building operate effectively, efficiently and safely.

Activities could include:

  • the maintenance of the heating or air conditioning systems
  • catering, cleaning, reception and the security of a building
  • environmental management
  • business planning
  • risk management
  • managing a team

At level 4, you could be the manager in charge of many services on a site and be tasked with supervising other staff. At level 5 this could even extend to heading up the services for a multi-site operation.

Facilities management apprentices can also apply for associate membership to the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM).

Types of apprenticeships

There are 4 types of facilities management apprenticeships.

Intermediate level apprenticeship

You could train in roles like:

  • facilities services operative

Advanced level apprenticeship

You could train in roles like:

  • trainee/assistant facilities manager
  • facilities services team leader

Higher level apprenticeship – level 4

You could train in roles like:

  • facilities manager soft services (in-house or outsourced)
  • building services manager

Higher level apprenticeship – level 5

You could train in roles like:

  • senior or regional facilities manager
  • senior or regional building services manager

Apply for a facilities management apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education