Groundworks Apprenticeship

Expiring today

280.00 - 320.00 GBP Weekly
21 May 2021
18 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
To be a groundworker, you will need a good level of fitness, a basic knowledge of building methods and an understanding of the materials used in construction. At the start of a job, you will help to prepare the site, unload and store building materials and once the work gets underway, further duties could include:

* Ground working - marking out and digging shallow trenches for foundations

* Form working - putting up or dismantling the shuttering that holds the concrete in place

* Steel fixing - bending and fixing the bars used to reinforce concrete structures

* Steel piling - fixing steel sheets together to form temporary retaining walls for excavation work

* Concreting - layering and smoothing concrete for foundations, floors and beams

* Road working - concreting, laying kerbs, paving and re-surfacing

Typical Working Week

You will work on site for four days per week and attend college for one day a week. Most site hours are Monday to Friday, 08.00-17.00.

Person Specification

* Punctual

* Positive attitude to work and colleagues

* Practical ability and awareness of working safely

* A good head for heights and sense of balance

* Self-motivation and desire to learn

* Is both resilient and committed

* Good co-ordination skills and a methodical approach

* Is always looking to improve

* Enjoys being a team player

Career Progression

On completion of NVQ L2 in construction operatives you will gain your blue trade specific CSCS card which enables you to work as a qualified construction operative. There are also opportunities to progress into plant operations or into site supervisory or management roles.

Key Training/College Information

K10 will enrol and fund your qualifications through a SFA funded training provider. It is likely to take 12-24 months to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.

Qualifications required

Applicants need to have at least an Entry Level 3 in Functional Skills or GCSE grade 3 or above in English and Maths.


The passion and commitment to become a fully qualified construction operative. It would be advantageous if you have any construction based qualifications, have previous related work experience, CSCS and/or PASMA, but this is certainly not essential

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