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Apprentice Groundworker L & W Wilson (Endmoor) Ltd

The work includes setting out and preparing the sub-surfaces ready for the structural work to begin, installing drainage systems, concreting, constructing roads and pathways and carrying out the finished hard landscaping.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 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

    Monday-Friday between 7:30am-5:30pm, with one day release for attendance at college.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    30 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    8 available

  • Mixing and pouring concrete to construct foundations, beams and slabs
  • Assisting the setting out engineer for the site
  • Erecting barriers, fences and safety signs
  • Assisting an experienced pipelayer in laying underground drainage pipes, constructing manholes, draw chambers and laying underground ducting
  • Assisting an experienced paver in laying kerbs, slabs, and block paving
  • Hand excavation of shallow trenches or hand trimming of trenches previously excavated by a machine
  • Assisting a carpenter in erecting and dismantling Shuttering/formwork


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Effective communication
  • Customer Service
  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Independent working
  • Logical thinking
  • Working effectively
  • Time management
  • Adaptability

Personal qualities

The varied nature of a general construction operative means that having a range of skills is ideal. Desirable skills include:

  • Ability to understand instructions and carry them out
  • General understanding of health and safety issues.

Desired qualifications

You could apply for an intermediate apprenticeship as a groundworker or construction operative with a construction company.

You’ll need 2 - 3 GCSEs, usually including maths and English, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. As an apprentice, you will be fully employed by us and expected to work a minimum of 30 hours a week. Your time will be split between on-the-job experience and a college or training provider.

Future prospects

Full time positions are availble for successful candidates. 

Things to consider

Groundworkers are one of the hardest working trades.

We work in all weathers, having said that ground working can be one of the most rewarding positions within the construction industry. You get to see a site from under the ground/foundation level right through to completion of a building.

About the employer

L & W Wilson provides a highly skilled workforce (approx. 115 people) and is based at our head office in Endmoor, South Cumbria. Much of our business comes from client recommendations and repeat business – a fact we are very proud of. We are also very happy that we are able to recycle many of the waste materials generated during each project.

Your safety is our priority. L & W Wilson is fully health and safety compliant.

We try to remain at the forefront of the industry by investing our profits in new technology and up to the minute working practices. At L & W Wilson, customer satisfaction is the main goal.

Wilsons is an approved contractor for Cumbria District Council and South Lakeland District Council.


L & W Wilson (Endmoor) Ltd


Gatebeck Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Furness College


Connor Dermody 01229 844836

Groundworker level 2.

  • Work safely and securely in compliance with given information, organisational policies and procedures, and current health, safety and welfare legislation including following the procedures for working in contaminated ground
  • Conform with productive working practices and completing the work in accordance with the programme of work
  • Interpret and follow verbal and written work instructions from supervisors and site managers
  • Access, interpret and use drawings and specifications
  • Use and maintain power tools and equipment (including; compactor plates, boning rods, portable power tools, levels, straight edges, lines, pins and laser equipment)
  • Gauge and mix mortars and concrete by hand and by mixer
  • Measure, mark, cut and install geo-membranes to stabilise soil for re-instatement and excavations
  • Transport and place, then compact and finish concrete to slabs/bases, footing oversights, paths, form slab edgings including positioning reinforcement and kerbs
  • Install ironworks relating to access covers and frames, and gully grates and frames including preparatory brickwork

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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