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Working alongside experienced team and under supervision you will learn all aspects of groundworking: digging shallow trenches for foundations, pipework, drains & ducting, backfilling and reinstating, labour support to other team members. Site preparation, fencing, unloading/loading materials, site clearance and site tidy up. Health and Safety.

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Closing date: 30 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £150.00 - £300.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Saturday 7.30am - 4.30pm, 30-40 hours pw plus overtime at plain rate. Occasional emergency call outs in out of hours and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • On site health and safety including maintenance of plant and equipment
  • Site preparation, fencing, unloading/loading materials, site clearance and site tidy up
  • Ground working - digging shallow trenches for foundations, pipework, drains & ducting, backfilling and reinstating, labour support to other team members
  • Form working - putting up or dismantling the shuttering that holds setting concrete in place
  • Concreting - laying and smoothing concrete for foundations, floors and beams
  • Road working - concreting, laying kerbs, paving and re-surfacing, access roads
  • Land management support, soft landscaping and hard landscaping, mucking out of sheds, mowing, boundary maintenance, tree planting, paddock maintenance
  • Operation of plant & equipment including mini diggers, dumpers, trailers, power tools under all under supervision

Some of the day to day responsibilities:

  • Helping to prepare sites for building works
  • Site clearance
  • Land management
  • Setting out
  • Preparing surfaces
  • Concreting & formwork
  • Installing drainage
  • Banksman
  • Conducting on site hazard assessments
  • Manual handling
  • Loading & unloading
  • Tidying site and yard
  • Cleaning and maintaining vehicles, plant and equipment
  • Erecting NRSWA compliant signage and protection/temporary works
  • Reinstating excavations/excavating
  • Use of hand tools & power tools

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Travel, so access to your own vehicle preferable
  • Physically fit, good work ethics
  • Previous experience
  • Practical land management skills
  • The ability to train to use and maintain machinery
  • Understanding of basic health and safety issues
  • Good communication, teamworking and organisational skills
  • Able to work accurately and have attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Ability to communicate problems as they occur
  • Ability to manage your time and work to deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to follow written and spoken instructions
  • Ability to take direction
  • Reliability, attendance and punctuality
  • Must have a ‘can do’ ‘Safe Working’ attitude
  • Drive and motivation
  • Excellent personal hygiene

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grade 2 or above in English and maths (or equivalent).(If you do not already meet these criteria, we will ask you to sit initial assessments to indicate which level you are currently working at)
  • First Aid certificate preferred
  • Basic Health and Safety certificate desirable
  • Driving licence desirable

Future prospects

Candidate can move to qualified groundworker role upon successful completion. Thereafter move through to Senior Groundworker/Supervisor and Site Management roles.

With this job there are opportunities to train up in Agriculture related contracting work too, if candidate is interested.

Things to consider

  • Hours - Some early starts and irregular hours
  • Overtime at weekends and evenings may be required to meet deadlines
  • During busy periods, you may work longer hours. There may be a requirement to work out of hours for emergency call outs
  • You will work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • The work can be physically demanding, involving lifting and the use of heavy tools and equipment, carrying heavy or awkward loads
  • You will be expected to wear protective clothing, such as a safety helmet and boots, eyewear, ear defenders and high vis clothing
  • There may be a requirement to work away from home occasionally
  • Starting salary dependant on age and capability/experience
  • Due to the nature of the job successful candidate will be required to travel to various locations, therefore ability to travel independently and access to own transport is preferable

About the employer

As a family run, rural groundworks and agricultural services business based near Melton Mowbray, in the heart of the East Midlands, you’ll find us passionate about what we do.

Looking after the land, protecting your investment and safeguarding it for future generations - this is what drives us.

Surrounded by fields and woods, our environment is important to us. Therefore we work responsibly to protect and maintain it for every one of our customers. No job is too big, too small, too messy or too complicated!

We have plenty of experience with groundworks, minor works, remedial works and maintenance.




1 Main Road

Nether Broughton


LE14 3HB

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Additional location information

The Grange Farmyard


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Brooksby Melton College


Apprenticeship Team (SMB College Group) +441530519001

Intermediate Groundworker.

  • Block release to Brooksby Campus (part of SMB College Group)
  • Functional skills if necessary
  • On-the-job training
  • Off-the-job training

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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