Facility Services is a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process, and technology. Facilities management includes such diverse disciplines as: Health and safety, Fire safety, Security, Maintenance, Cleaning, Grounds maintenance, Caretakers, Property management, Business continuity, Space allocation, Change, and many more. Facility Services is divided into “soft” and “hard” services, where “soft” services would include cleaning, catering and security, and “hard” services would encompass maintenance and building work. Facility managers are also responsible for the management of property and estates, which would include environmental protection and energy management. There are nearly fifteen thousand facility management organisations in England alone, employing around 166,000 people, with that number being predicted to rise by 10% in the mid term. With almost a third of the workforce having qualifications below Level 2 – if at all – this apprenticeship offers the chance to enter an industry, develop the necessary skills and work your way up to Level 5, where you could be managing large contracts, perhaps even spread across several sites at once.