Apprentice Scaffolder Independant Scaffolding Services Ltd

A local scaffolding company are looking to recruit an apprentice to join their well established company. You would start off in the yard loading & unloading scaffold poles & equipment onto the wagons & progress to helping erect scaffolding on site.

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours Monday to Friday 07.00 - 16.30

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This West Bromwich based Scaffolding company are looking to recruit apprentices to join their well established and growing company.

The successful candidate would receive full on the job training from experienced workers as well as attending college on blocks of 2 weeks which would take place roughly 6 times during the 2 year apprenticeship

This would lead to the achievement of an NVQ Level 2 in Scaffolding and Accessing Operations and Rigging.

Your duties will be varied, the work is largely very physical and will mainly be out doors.

  • You will initially work in the yard where material and equipment is stored.
  • You can expect to load and unload scaffold poles and equipment from the wagons.
  • Move and store scaffold poles and equipment correctly in the yard.
  • Keep the yard organised and tidy.
  • You will progress to working on site where you will travel with teams to erect and dismantle scaffolding.
  • Initially on site you will be responsible for low level labouring
  • You will progress to eventually erecting and dismantling scaffold yourself.
  • Be responsible to adhere to strict health and safety
  • You will be required to attend college, potentially on residential block release, and work towards your NVQ and Health & Safety qualifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience volunteering, working, training or helping friends/ family out doors is desirable.
  • Good at practical work and ability to carry out physical work
  • Must have an understanding of health and safety
  • Must have excellent time keeping and attendance
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Prepared to meet the demands of the business i.e. work to deadlines, early mornings, travel to pick up points.

Personal qualities

  • Happy to undertake physically demanding work
  • Prepared to get dirty
  • Happy to work outdoors in the elements i.e. winter and summer
  • Confidence to work in an adult environment.
  • Character to take site banter.
  • Must have enthusiasm for the job.
  • Must see this as a career path.
  • Must be prepared to speak up to ask questions or advice.

Qualifications required

GCSE grade D or above in Maths and English or equivalent.

Future prospects

To achieve an NVQ Level 2 in: Scaffolding NVQ Level 2 in Accessing Operations and Rigging and the Construction Skills Level 2 Diploma in Scaffolding. Which can go on to complete CISRS Scaffolding Advanced Course. Qualified scaffolders have great earning potential.

Things to consider

This is physically demanding work and is set in an environment where you must be prepared to take banter and accept responsibility. You can expect to work out doors in cold and wet weather.

About the employer

Independent Scaffolding Services Ltd have been trading since 1995 and in this time it has had a steady controlled growth. Starting out with a labour only service, we now have the resources to provide our clients with a full contract hire package. Our blue chip client base include The Kier Group, BAM, John Sisk & Sons, and various Local Authority Councils. The company, over the years has obtained C.I.T.B registration, CHAS, Constructionline approval, Achilles Building with Confidence accreditation and we are an active member of the NASC along with all the necessary insurances and requirements to qualify as a fully established sub-contract company Independent Scaffolding Services Ltd is an investor in people and believes in training its staff to a high competent level. We only employ direct staff (no sub-contract labour), with ALL of our workforce holding a valid CISRS Scaffold Card, who consistently work inline with the NASC guidance and new TG20:08 Scaffolding legislation. We have a proven track record within the industry and will supply references to enforce this, should they be required.


Independant Scaffolding Services Ltd


Unit 5

Albion Industrial Estate, Oldbury Road

West Bromwich

B70 9BP

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Training provider

On the job training from experienced colleagues as well as six two-week blocks at college over the 2 year apprenticeship leading to an NVQ L2 Access and Rigging Operations to progress to CISRS Part 2.

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Specialist

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sandwell College


Michael Wragg 0121 569 2099

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2017