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Apprentice Groundworker

Welsh Government
CR Civil Engineering Ltd Pendragon House, Towy Terrace Ffairfach Llandeilo SA19 6ST
£5.80- £7.90 / Hour
Closing date
30 Jul 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
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About the apprenticeship


Working within an established group of site operatives, the candidate will learn and undertake various elements of groundworks. Work activities on site range from kerb laying, concrete finishing, installation of drainage pipelines and general duties assisting skilled & un-skilled operatives achieve their daily output requirements. The successful candidate will also contribute to undertaking daily H & S checks on site and adhere to the method statements and risk assessments on site.



Demonstrate a level of care and commitment within their day to activities. Be enthusiastic and driven enough to learn new skills. Have a good work ethic, showing they are hard working. Contribute to working as a team and develop good working relationships with fellow colleagues.


● Mathematics equal to level 1 or above

● English equal to level 1 or above


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Coleg Sirgar

SQA Level 2 Diploma in Construction Operations (Construction) SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction and Civil Engineering Operations (Construction) - (Construction Operations)

About the employer

CR Civil Engineering Ltd Pendragon House, Towy Terrace
SA19 6ST

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

Interviews can be held at Llandarcy at the CSG approved training centre, or at CRC's regional office in Llandeilo, or the site they will be placed on, in Chepstow.


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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