General Construction Operative Apprentice Bateman Groundworks Ltd

General construction operatives have an extraordinarily wide range of skills, so it's probably no surprise to hear they're well in demand. They can be involved in tasks as diverse as concreting, formworking or timbering.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £162.00 - £282.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £5.60 an hour for 18 - 20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship(usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - 8am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

If you enjoy variety then this could be the ideal role for you. One day you could be installing timber in trenches. The next you could be concreting the floor of an office block. There are a lot of safety procedures to get to grips with, but above all, you'll have to be flexible, and happy to work indoors, outdoors or at great heights.

Day to Day Tasks:

  • On Site work, digging, excavating and concreting foundations.
  • Installing drainage and other pipework.
  • Laying appropriate ground works with concrete or tarmac to include dropped kerbs, driveways and paths and roads.
  • The safe use of all tools, plant and materials having due regard for own safety using Personal Protective Equipment provided and maintaining the safety of others in accordance with The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974).
  • Appropriate waste management in conjunction with all tasks undertaken.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will need good practical skills with attention to detail. 

Personal qualities

  • Applicants need to be enthusiastic, well organised, self-motivated, and punctual. 
  • You need to be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

Qualifications required

  • No formal requirements, but it’s useful to have GCSEs, or equivalents, (grade A*-C) in English and maths.
  • You will have to complete a Skills Learning exercise, and may need to attend the college for further tests.

Future prospects

The job also offers a good grounding for progression into supervisory roles, or even to start up your own business.

Things to consider

•Working Outside in all weathers. •Early Starts. •Physically able to meet the demands of the role. •Practical skills. •The ability to work in confined spaces or at height. •Teamwork.

About the employer

Bateman Groundworks was founded by Managing Director Richard Bateman in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk in 1997. Now 20 years on Bateman Groundworks employs over 140 people and has an annual turnover in excess of £15 million. With an exemplary safety record our team, which includes IOSH qualified managers, provides groundworks and civil engineering services to developers and contractors throughout the East of England. Our philosophy is simple – to identify a client’s needs then provide a solution that technically and financially meets those needs to the highest quality and to the safest possible standards. Our professional approach to site management and the bespoke site management programme our entire site managers have to go through in order to manage one of our projects ensures safety is at the heart of everything we do. Our strong relationships and reputation with our clients is testament to the high level of customer care our team provides from the very beginning through to site return visits. Lots of the work we do is through referrals as we’ve firmly established a reputation in the market for our well-trained and highly skilled workforce and many of our clients are blue chip national groups. In February 2017, the company moved to Little Plumstead to be closer to Norwich to maximise opportunities on the new Norwich Northern Distributor Road. The offices gives the opportunity to expand further.


Bateman Groundworks Ltd


Baysfield House

Silfield Road


NR18 9AZ

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Training provider

  • Both on-site and in college  Diploma, NVQ and Functional Skills.

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Civil Engineering

Training provider

National Construction College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by CITB (t/u Construction Skills)


Trudie Blackshaw 07770841816

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply by using the link to our recruitment pages clearly stating the vacancy reference number.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 2017