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Apprentice Groundworker Construction Operative K10 Training Limited

To be a groundworker, you will need a good level of fitness, a basic knowledge of building methods and an understanding of the materials used in construction. At the start of a job, you will help to prepare the site, unload and store building materials and once the work gets underway.

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Closing date: 08 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £350.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 08.00 - 17.00. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    28 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001743560

  • Positions

    1 available

To be a groundworker, you will need a good level of fitness, a basic knowledge of building methods and an understanding of the materials used in construction. At the start of a job, you will help to prepare the site, unload and store building materials and once the work gets underway. Duties include:

  • Ground working – marking out and digging shallow trenches for foundations
  • Form working – putting up or dismantling the shuttering that holds the concrete in place
  • Steel fixing – bending and fixing the bars used to reinforce concrete structures
  • Steel piling – fixing steel sheets together to form temporary retaining walls for excavation work
  • Concreting – layering and smoothing concrete for foundations, floors and beams
  • Road working – concreting, laying kerbs, paving and re-surfacing

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To be a groundworker, you will need a good level of fitness, a basic knowledge of building methods and an understanding of the materials used in construction
  • At the start of a job, you will help to prepare the site, unload and store building materials and once the work gets underway

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Positive attitude to work and colleagues
  • Practical ability and awareness of working safely
  • A good head for heights and sense of balance
  • Self-motivation and desire to learn
  • Is both resilient and committed
  • Good co-ordination skills and a methodical approach
  • Is always looking to improve
  • Enjoys being a team player

Desired qualifications

  • Applicants need to have at least an Entry Level 3 in Functional Skills or GCSE grade 3 (D) or above (or equivalent) in English and maths

Future prospects

  • On completion of NVQ L2 in Groundworks you will gain your blue trade specific CSCS card which enables you to work as a qualified Groundworker. There are also opportunities to progress into plant operations or into site supervisory or management roles

Things to consider

  • The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

If you enjoy practical, physical work & being outside, this could be the trade for you. Construction Operatives do a wide range of tasks including working with concrete, laying drainage & pavements & excavating holes and trenches.

Employer

K10 Training Limited

Address

66

Lancaster Street

London

SE1 0RZ

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Training

Training provider

AIM SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by AIM SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Contact

Eleanor 07899 387938 eleanor@aimskills.org

  • Groundworker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

We will enrol and fund your qualifications through an SFA funded training provider. It is likely to take 12-24 months to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.

Apprenticeship standard

Groundworker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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