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Apprenticeship - Facilities Operative

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Do you want to be that go-to person?  The one who answers the questions, with the know how to keep the facilities running like clockwork? We are looking to recruit an Apprentice Facilities Operative where you will be trained and working within the Hard FM/Technical Services Division to support the facilities operations within Headingly Stadium, Leeds!

You will be trained throughout your apprenticeship to:

  • Carry out property maintenance tasks including minor electrical, plumbing, carpentry, tiling, painting & decorating
  •  Operate within the Site Permit and SSOW procedures.
  • Undertake portable appliance testing.
  • Water hygiene statutory maintenance tasks, such as: monthly temperature reading, weekly flushing and associated tasks to comply with L8 ACoP.
  • Operation of fault diagnosis for the Building Management System (BMS)
  • Running the test report for the emergency lighting system
  • Maintain Sodexo issued tools, equipment, PPE to a safe and good working order of condition.
  • General maintenance repairs and decoration.
  • Maintaining & updating the site maintenance log via our online system SYPRO
  • Assisting with office moves.
  •  Maintain stocks of critical spares and other stock pertaining to responsibilities.
  • The accurate completion of all task sheets or appropriate soft copy/ electronic equivalent with relevant information.
  • To be a focal point for proactive service delivery to all aspects of the building and plant maintenance.
  • To perform all maintenance tasks safely and within the PTW system.
  • Ensure that all sub-contractors are carrying out tasks with RAMS supplied and PTW issue.
  • To proactively seek and remedy building defects in a timely and professional manner.
  • To build professional relationships with all stakeholders (client and own team)
  • To proactively seek to enhance personal skill set with the aim of improved service.


A few things about you

We are looking for someone who wants to train to become a skilled, time served Facilities Operations professional.

Previous experience is not essential, however, we are looking for someone who is/has:

  • A flexible attitude and is enthusiastic
  • Committed to quality and excellence
  • Ability to perform under pressure and persists if challenges arise
  • Positive approach to work and great at problem solving
  • Ability to create effective working relationships
  • Ability to comply with company policies and procedures
  • Most importantly - Having a CAN DO attitude.

As Sodexo embeds a strong Safety culture in everything we do, there will be procedures, site specific guidelines / requirements and regulations to follow such so it is vital that you adhere to and get good understanding of Health and Safety at Work regulations. a

You must be a strong team player with great communication skills, who enjoys working as part of a team. You must also be able to work unsupervised and be able to prioritise work tasks whilst remaining calm under pressure.

What we offer:

Working with Sodexo is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. You’ll belong in a company and team that values you for you; you’ll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions; and you’ll be able to thrive in your own way. In addition, we also offer a range of resources, rewards and benefits for our colleagues and their families:

  • Unlimited access to an online platform offering mental health and wellbeing support.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to help with everyday issues or larger problems where you may need additional support, including legal and financial advice, support with work related issues or personal issues such as bereavement.
  • Access to a free health and wellbeing app that provides rewards for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and includes access to a 24hr virtual GP and various other services.
  • The Sodexo Discounts Scheme, offering great deals 24/7 (also open to friends and family) and/or the prepayment cashback card.
  • Money Insights and financial benefits via the Salary Finance Platform.
  • Save for your future by becoming a member of the Sodexo Retirement Plan
  • A death in Service benefit for colleagues who pass away whilst employed by Sodexo
  • Opportunities to enable colleagues to grow and succeed throughout their career at Sodexo, including a variety of learning and development tools.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme to help colleagues to do their bit for the environment whilst keeping fit.
  • Volunteering Opportunities to enable all colleagues to help support worthwhile causes in our communities.
  • Flexible and dynamic work environment  
  • Competitive compensation  
  • Full training and full protective uniform supplied  

Ready to be part of something greater? Apply today!  

**Sodexo and our Clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (UK) and / or Disclosure Scotland (Scotland)**

*Sodexo reserves the right to close this advert early if we are in receipt of a high number of application

Package Description

Facilities Operative Apprenticeship - Level 2

An Apprenticeship opportunity has arisen for the right person to come and join our AMAZING team here at Sodexo Live! working at Headingly Stadium, Leeds.  If you are looking to start an apprenticeship to build a career, then keep on reading, this could be for YOU!

  • 1 Year Full Time Apprenticeship opportunity (Full time permanent position guaranteed at end of Apprenticeship (pending successfully passing apprenticeship programme)
  • £6.40 - £11.44 per hour (age dependant)
  • Working 5 days out of 7
  • Shift pattern - Various shifts - Earliest 8.30am - Latest 9.30pm (approx times)
  • Incredible benefits package plus Bonus
  • Lunch included when on shift
  • Parking available on site (free, however, not on match days)
  • Excellent transport links

Check your local transport links here: Plan Your Journey | Traveline 

About the Company

About Sodexo 

At Sodexo, our purpose is to create a better every day for everyone to build a better life for all. As the global leader in services that improve the Quality of Life, we operate in 55 countries, serving over 100 million consumers each day through our unique combination of On-Site Food and FM Services, Benefits & Rewards Services and Personal & Home Services. 

We are committed to being an inclusive employer. We are a forces friendly employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities. We encourage our employees to get involved with our Employee Networks such as Pride, Sodexo Parents & Carers, Sodexo Disability, Ability network, So Together, Generations and Origins.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

Click here to read more about what we do to promote an inclusive culture.

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