Newcastle Upon Tyne
10000.00 - 15000.00 GBP Annual
21 Feb 2019
21 Mar 2019
Role Type
Start Date
Sir Robert McAlpine is a UK-based family-owned building and civil engineering company. Established in 1869, we have been a ubiquitous construction leader over two centuries.We are honoured to have worked on some of Britain's most iconic buildings and projects.

The values at the heart of our operations include a commitment to the highest standards of safety, quality, engineering excellence, sustainability, and an unswerving focus on the needs and aspirations of our clients.Our aim is to make a positive impact on the communities and the environment in which we operate.

We believe being inclusive and nurturing a diversity of talent and skills will help us to continue our rich legacy of technical excellence to proudly build Britain's future heritage.

The company is looking to recruit General Construction and Joinery Apprentices in the North East area of England and Nottingham (General Construction only) for the September 2019 intake.

Please note - Applicants must be willing and able to travel as they will be required to move to various sites throughout the region depending on workload and in order to gain relevant experience.

Closing date: Friday 17th May 2019


As an apprentice at Sir Robert McAlpine, you will undertake a three-year apprenticeship, complete with day or block release at college.

You will be mentored and provided with all the support you need to achieve NVQ2 / NVQ3 as applicable during the three-year period.

The company will arrange for you to complete an Operatives Health and Safety test in order for you to gain your CSCS Card. You will ideally have grades A to C in GCSE Maths, English and IT.

General Duties:

An overview of the areas you will be trained in throughout your apprenticeship are detailed below, however this is not an exhaustive list.Joinery Apprentices will be trained to carry out the following:• Measuring, marking and cutting materials to size and fix into position e.g. skirting, back moulds, window boards, floor joists and coverings.• Plumb, line, level door frames, fix and hang doors.• Fix ironmongery.• Using hand/power tools.• Making and fixing Formwork (shuttering) into position to form moulds for concrete.

General Construction Apprentices will be trained to carry out the following:• Site works including placing concrete, finishing concrete using hand/power tools.• Ground work, digging foundations, trenches, exposing services and making good.• Laying modular paving including sand and cement screeds.• Laying drainage.

You should register your interest with the CITB via this link in the first instance: https://(url removed)/bconstructive/citb-apprenticeships/bconstructive-application-form/

Your CV should contain the following information:• Personal Details (Full Name, address, contact telephone number, email address)• Exam Results (or expected results)• School Attended • Work Experience Details • References - including contact details (If you have left education within 2 years of your application then this should include your head of year)• A brief paragraph about yourself

Successful candidates will be paid in line with the Working Rule Agreements.

Interviews are expected to take place in end May / early June for a September intake / employment start date.

We value diversity and inclusion, recruiting people based on merit, irrespective of gender, age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability or religion

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