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Apprentice Groundworker - Mackley MACKLEY CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Mackley are a medium sized family feel civil engineering and construction company that work on large projects like the i-360 in Brighton. Being specialists in coastal protection, flood defense and water Mackley often work along the south coast. Our apprentice groundworkers will be given full exposure to groundworks and the opportunity to progress.

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

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Apprenticeship pay scheme; U18s - £6 per hour, with growth to £8 when on site. 18+ - £8 per hour, with growth to £10 when on site. Travel expenses will also be paid. Driving license bonus. 12 month pay increase review.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, typically 40 hour working weeks. Specific working hours will be confirmed and agreed at contracts stage.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Apprentices with Mackley are given the opportunity to learn and develop in all areas within groundworks and general site working. Groundworks apprentices will have the following responsibilities;

·       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

Groundworks Level 2 programme at Fareham Colleges CETC campus, you will spend the first 20 weeks on block release training, before joining your employer for the rest of the programme on site.

*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?

Apprentices will undertake the Level 2 Groundwork apprenticeship standard, they will also be required to complete a relevant level of functional skills training. 

The apprentice will undertake their apprenticeship training on a block release model through Fareham College. You will need to attend the CETC campus for the initial training stages of the programme.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are gold members of the 5% club (in excess of 5% of workforce in earn as you learn schemes) and are committed to training our Apprentices to a high standard.
We offer career progression opportunities such as NVQs, Degrees and further studying. Mackley also runs it’s own Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE) Training Scheme.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

Groundworks is a physically demanding industry requiring workers to be physically able to be providing manual work. You will also be required to work in all weathers and seasons.

About the employer

Mackley are a medium size family feel Civil Engineering & Construction company that works on large projects, such as the i-360 in Brighton. We specialise in coastal protection, flood defence & water.




Bankside House Henfield Road

Small Dole

West Sussex


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Training provider



Karen Butcher


Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Aug 2022