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We are seeking a Groundworker Apprentice. Groundworkers work with concrete, bricks and blocks as required, laying drainage, pavements and digging excavations. This means that the ideal candidate will enjoy hard physical labour and working outside in all weather conditions.

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

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    23 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

This is an excellent opportunity to take your first steps into developing your career as a Groundworker Apprentice. 

Groundworkers are the first trade on to a construction and civil engineering site and they work closely with supervisors and engineers in interpreting design specifications to prepare the site ready for the structural building works to take place. They continue their work throughout the construction phase, working with all on-site construction trades, such as bricklayers and plant operatives, up to and including the final completion activities of the project.

This apprenticeship will include working alongside qualified staff and learning all aspects of groundworkers including:

  • Adhering to health and safety
  • Setting out and preparing the sub-surfaces ready for the structural work to begin
  • Interpreting plans and drawings
  • Site clearance
  • Helping to prepare site
  • Unloading and storing building materials
  • Marking out and digging trenches for foundations
  • Preparing footings
  • Installing drainage systems
  • Assisting with house and road drainage works including plastic drainage or SUDS system - sustainable drainage system
  • Assisting with basement works for underground carpark
  • Preparing reinforced concrete frame for underground car park
  • Concreting - layering and smoothing concrete for foundations and floors
  • Constructing roads and pathways
  • Assisting with road drainage and attenuation works
  • Carrying out finished hard landscaping
  • Working with a banksman
  • Dumper / digger / 360 excavator training
  • General labouring
  • Keeping work area clean and tidy
  • Clearing up at the end of the day

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good maths and English skills are required
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to show initiative
  • Ability to establish and maintain good and effective working relationships

Personal qualities

  • General health and safety awareness
  • Positive attitude
  • Reliable
  • Keen to learn
  • Keen to progress
  • Not afraid to get wet and muddy!
  • Able to work alone and as part of a team
  • Highly motivated
  • Strong work ethic

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grade D/3 and above in maths and English is required or equivalent qualifications
  • Construction based work experience would be an advantage but is not essential

Future prospects

The apprenticeship will involve working towards a Level 2 Groundworker apprenticeship which will be delivered at a College on a day release basis. You will also work on site helping you to gain the vital experience needed to become an effective groundworker. This apprenticeship will include an End Point Assessment. 

Things to consider

When applying for this role, please also go to the TrAC website which can be found at: and register your details. 

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

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

About the employer

TrAC is a shared apprenticeship scheme employing apprentices and placing them with host companies so that they can get the necessary experience to pass their apprenticeship.

An apprenticeship will give you the knowledge, skills and experience you need to apply for a job in the area you have trained in.

We will give you the support to progress into employment, education or further training towards the end of your apprenticeship.




Premiere House

Elstree Way



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Additional location information

Not exact location, the site is under construction so does not have a post code yet. It is just next to this address.


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by TRAC


Si Maunders 07379 459209

  • Level 2 Groundworker apprenticeship
  • Maths and English Level 1 / Level 2 Functional Skills
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply by clicking on the link.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Oct 2021