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Groundworker Apprentice HAB NORTHERN LTD

Groundworkers are the first trade onto construction and civil engineering site and they work closely with supervisors and engineers. You will be involved in Interpreting design specifications to prepare a construction site ready for structural building works to take place.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £16,640.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. 7.30am until 4.00pm –30 minute break.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000067377

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

 

Hewitson Limited was formed in 2004 by Michael Hewitson, operating as a Partnership for many years. The company provides specialist civil engineering, drainage, concrete foundations and RC structures to the construction industry predominantly in the North East of England.

We are a family run business and have progressed from an Agricultural background. The Hewitson Group has developed and expanded whereby it now employs over 230 individuals of various trades and professions. We pride ourselves on having a low turnover of staff, and promotion within the company is encouraged wherever possible.

 

Groundworkers are the first trade onto construction and civil engineering site and they work closely with supervisors and engineers. You will be involved in Interpreting design specifications to prepare a construction site ready for structural building works to take place.

 

Groundworkers 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. Their 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. Groundworkers can transfer between heavy construction and civil engineering sites as well as house building,

commercial building and general building sites. Groundworkers work for all types of construction companies from small subcontractors to large main contractors.

  • Setting out and preparing the sub surfaces ready for the work to begin installing drainage systems.

•      Concreting.

•      Constructing roads and pathways. 

•      Carrying out the finished hard landscaping.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 2 Groundworker Standard.

Delivered through block release at Derwentside College.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential progression within the team.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, Can follow instructions

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent maths and English (Grade 4-9 (A*-C) or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Driving licence and access to a car would be required or able to reach various sites across the North East on Public Transport. Due to the nature of the job role, candidates 18+ only due to working environment.

About the employer

HAB Northern Limited was formed in 2004 by Michael Hewitson, operating as a Partnership for many years. The company provides specialist civil engineering, drainage, concrete foundations and RC structures to the construction industry predominantly in the North East of England.

Employer

HAB NORTHERN LTD

Address

EAGLESCLIFFE

STOCKTON ON TEES

TS16 0QH

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Training

Training provider

DERWENTSIDE COLLEGE

Contact

Apprenticeship Recruitment Team

apprenticeships@derwentside.ac.uk

+441207585914

Apprenticeship standard

Groundworker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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