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Groundworker Apprentice Xcav8 ( Sw ) Ltd

XCAV8 SW are looking to employ 3 Ground working apprentices to join their experienced team. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidates.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2021

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

    Working hours will vary depending on location of site but generally; 8am-5pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    15 Dec 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

The successful candidates will gain a wide range of experience within a construction site environment as a Groundworker. 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
  • All general works below DPC

This role will also include general site labouring duties as required during the working day. Working on various locations in and around the Plymouth area possibly extending into Cornwall and up to Exeter area. Transport to sites further afield will be provided. This company also provides professional training and high-quality work for both new residential builds and commercial projects.

The ideal candidate will have some knowledge of the construction environment, ideally within Groundworks or general labouring but it’s not essential.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication is required to work well within a small friendly team
  • You must always be on time and prompt with the work you carry out

Personal qualities

  • Someone looking to build a fantastic career within the Construction industry
  • Hard working, willing to work outside in all weathers
  • Transport is not essential due to local site
  • You will need to be able to cope with the physical demands of the role

Desired qualifications

Qualifications desired for this role include GCSE's grades A*-E (2-9) in maths and English, or equivalent qualifications.

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

At XCAV8 they focus on the groundworks aspect of building projects / developments. From digging out and site preparation to road infrastructure and drainage. The company also help to dress and finish sites with regards to all external finishing’s i.e. tarmac, landscaping, paving etc.

Their groundworks and civil engineering package includes all setting out, excavations, site waste removals, foundations, engineering works, drainage, external finishing, topsoil, landscaping, tarmac, kerbing, paving, concreting works. Supply of all associated materials and plant, and fully trained and professional staff.


Xcav8 ( Sw ) Ltd


Devonshire Meadows Unit 6

Broadley Park Road



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Training provider

Skills Group

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


Skills Group 01752 332442

The Apprenticeship in Groundworks consists of:

  • 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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