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Groundwork Apprentice - New Forest Direct Council New Forest District Council

An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our Engineering Service team. This opportunity is unique and unlike other Apprenticeship vacancies. The training you will receive is front-loaded into the first 20 weeks of the course, where you receive practical training and support in a custom-built training facility

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

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Closing date: 14 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Applicants will be placed on the following pay structure for the duration of their training; Ages 16-17: £240 per week while at CETC, £320 once on site. Ages 18+: £320 at CETC, £400 on site. Travel allowance and 12 month pay review

  • Working week

    Days: Monday -Friday Hours per day: 7.4 hours Shift Patterns: To be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Clear and tidy the construction site
  • Dig trenches for foundations
  • Set up sites including putting up barriers, safety signs and huts
  • Provide evacuation support
  • Interpreting the use of drawings and specifications
  • Laying pavements, kerbs and driveways
  • Removing drainage and pipework systems
  • Operating plant machinery, such as excavators and dumper trucks
  • Preparing the ground/ foundations to allow construction to begin
  • Redirecting waterways and connecting pipes with existing pipework


As a new starter on our groundworks training programme you will begin on a 8 week paid traineeship, where you will attend the training centre for 4 weeks and work on-site for the remaining 3.


Following success in this period you will move on the Groundworks Level 2 apprenticeship programme at Fareham Colleges CETC campus.


*We take our safeguarding responsibilities seriously and successful appointment to this role will depend on the results of relevant checks*

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

Qualification/s to be obtained:

Level 2 Groundworks


Written and spoken English

As part of the programme you will be required to achieve your Functional skills in English and Maths.

Delivery method:
• The training will be delivered by Fareham College, an Ofsted Outstanding College. Your training will be delivered Block Release, and you will attend Fareham Colleges; CETC campus. The schedule of this block release is to be confirmed.



What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Successful applicants will be offered the opportunity to work for one of the SCEEG employers and will receive outstanding training, competitive pay rates, and a career for life.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Physical fitness, Driving Licence holder


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Desired

Things to consider

The successful candidate will have a willingness to learn and be physically able to undertake manual work outside, sometimes in inclement weather. You will have a keen interest in the Construction industry, be hardworking, reliable and have a pro-active approach to work. You will have Maths and English GCSEs at grade 9-3 (A*-D) or Level 1 Functional Skills Maths and English. Candidates who do not have these qualifications will need to complete and pass an initial Maths and English assessment. Preference will be given to someone who lives, works, or has studied in the New Forest District.

About the employer

New Forest District Council is planning positively for the future. We are up for the challenge delivering key frontline operational services across urban, rural and coastal areas. Addressing the needs of the local community and protecting our unique and precious environment.


New Forest District Council



Marsh Lane Depot


SO41 9BX

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Training provider




Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 14 Aug 2022