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Groundworks Apprentice Oltco Ltd

Oltco is expanding their company and would like a hardworking apprentice to join their Groundworks team in Plymouth.

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Closing date: 20 Mar 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Your working hours will be Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    31 Mar 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Sep 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful candidates will gain experience within a construction site environment, as a Ground worker. Preforming duties such as:

  • Excavations
  • Site waste removals
  • Foundations
  • Engineering works
  • Drainage
  • External finishing
  • Topsoil
  • Landscaping
  • Tarmac
  • Kerbing
  • Paving
  • Concreting works
  • Placing internal drainage and connecting external drainage
  • Foul and storm drainage including manholes varying in size from concrete

This role will also include general site labouring duties as required during the working day. The ideal candidate will have some knowledge of the construction environment, ideally within Groundworks or general labouring but it’s not essential. 

As the Groundworker / Resin Bound apprentice for Oltco Plymouth, you will play an integral part in the preparation works and installation of resin surfaces.
This involves carrying out the groundworks required to ensure the surfaces are suitable for the resin installation. Once groundworks have been completed, you will work with the team to complete the resin installation in both the mixer and troweller role. You will be reporting to your line manager, Ben Ure and working closely alongside him on a day to day basis.
Your responsibilities include: Digging out an area to the correct depth, Installing edgings, Installing drainage, Installing base layer / concrete, Mixing and trowelling the resin, Mixing and trowelling concrete, Ensuring the workspace is always clean and tidy, Discussing requirements with the customers, Planning access for customers and the team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Personal qualities

You must be friendly and hardworking as well as be able to take direction well, you must also be focused at all times.

The potential apprentice will be keen and motivated, professional and hardworking is also a must.

Desired qualifications

GCSE English and Maths at C/4 or above or equivalent would preferable but not necessary.

Future prospects

On completion of your Level 2 apprenticeship with the company, the right candidate may have the opportunity to progress within the company.

About the employer

Oltco was established in 2004. Since that time, they have grown to become one of the largest pedestrian floor safety specialists in the country, growing operations from their regional headquarters in Cornwall to clients nationwide. They believe such rapid growth has been possible due to the sourcing of premium products, quality installations and excellent after care service to all their clients. They offer quality advice and service, backed up by years of experience within their industry. Their extensive after care service ensures that their clients have ongoing satisfaction with every product installed. Oltco are professional installers of epoxy resin coatings, screeds and coverings, installed with minimum downtime for their clients, using the highest quality materials available to them supplied from a wide range of manufacturers. They are safe contractor accredited and service many industry leaders in the food, pharmaceutical, healthcare, education, automotive, aviation and leisure industries.


Oltco Ltd


Long Trail

Rawley Lane



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Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd


Lauren Patterson 01752 332442

  • Level 2 Ground Worker Standard
  • Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test

As part of the apprenticeship programme, attendance is required at our Skills Group training centre for one day per week. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site by the employer. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training.

Whilst at the Skills Group training centre, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, whilst the rest will be practical.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve your Emergency First Aid and Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

As part of your apprenticeship Skills Group will also support you to complete your online CSCS test, which will enable you to apply for your CSCS Card. This shows that you are at the required competent level to carry out site work with the employer.

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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