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Construction Technical Assistant Apprentice

Blackpit Farm, Silverstone Road, Buckingham, MK18 5LJ
£403.84 per week
Closing date
9 Jul 2022

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Construction & Property
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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As a Technical Assistant Apprentice what will I be doing?

To fulfil all the requirements of the Ground Engineering support role whilst ensuring that all relevant Company Group & Sector Specific Procedures and Policies are met, in accordance with the Integrated Business Management System.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
  • Assist in co-ordination of technical information between internal/external parties.
  • Assist Geotechnical Engineering team in reviewing site/ground investigation data extracting essential base information as directed and identifying any gaps in information.
  • Assist in obtaining samples and test results along with ongoing development of associated ITP database. (Tenders and Live projects)
  • Liaise with Geomatics team to develop information data capture such as zoning and construction make up thicknesses and obtaining data in required format.
  • Raise queries through relevant teams to obtain clarity as required.
  • Visit site during tender (where required) to help understand site constraints.
  • Liaise with Geotechnical Engineering team to help inform appropriate foundation/slab/pavement support.
  • Liaise with in-house Temporary Works team (as required) to establish designs for items such as earth retention, earth batters, pile mat requirements, etc.
  • Support project/tender "live" files with updated information/results etc
  • Liaise with supply chain to establish retaining wall options.
  • Attend and actively participate in 'ground down' workshops.
  • Work with Geomatics and Earthworks team to develop tender strategy.
  • Contribute to the development of the Project Execution Plan (PEP) in both "initial appraisal" and "developed" stages
  • Contribute to risk and opportunity scheduling.
  • Explore value engineering opportunities as directed.
  • Visit site during key activities to gain greater understanding of site operations and obtain feedback.

In addition to the apprenticeship training you will receive hands on experience including mentoring and coaching from experienced members of the team. On this apprenticeship programme you will learn a range of skills.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To be able to work within a team environment.
  • To be able to work fluently in Excel & Word.
  • To be a good presenter and communicator.
  • To be able to conduct themselves and work under pressure.
  • Driven to achieve success.

Personal qualities

  • You must be well presented and organised
  • You should also be honest, reliable and willing to learn
  • You must be committed to completing this apprenticeship
  • A desire to learn about the Construction Industry

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above or equivalent is preferred.
  • A Level or equivalent
  • Full driving licence desirable but not essential

Future prospects

Following completion of Level 4 Apprenticeship

·Option 1 - progress onto higher level apprenticeship

·Option 2 - continue role full-time within the business
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