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Apprentice Groundworker JIB ENGINEERING LTD

We are currently looking for an Apprentice Groundworker to join our friendly and supportive groundwork team. You will be working as part of a team alongside skilled trades to deliver civil engineering works to the highest standards. You will gain competencies in a wide range of ground working techniques.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Weekend work is paid at an overtime rate of time and a half.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday: 8.00 am – 4:30 pm Friday: 8.00 am - 3:30 pm Saturdays on an occasional basis depending on workload

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Groundworkers are employed on construction sites that involve ground preparation such as, foundations or footing for new buildings. Your day-to-day tasks may include:

  • ground working – marking out and digging shallow trenches for foundations and drains.
  • form working – putting up or dismantling the shuttering that holds setting concrete in place.
  • installing drainage and manholes
  • concreting
  • minor road working – laying kerbs, paving and re-surfacing
  • using hand tools and small plant machinery

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

You will achieve the Level 2 Groundworker Apprenticeship Standard by attending CP Assessments Training Centre in Denaby Main, Doncaster to undertake 7 block-release training sessions (4 days), every 10 - 12 weeks. 

The successful candidate will work towards achieving Functional Skills Level 2 in both Maths and English if they have not achieved this prior or have an equivalent.

Apprentices will also get an Apprentice CSCS card which can be upgraded on completion of the apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to start their career with a highly reputable and well-established company.

Progression within the organisation with more responsibility is expected on successful completion of the apprenticeship. 

In time, you may wish to undertake further qualifications such as Occupational Work Supervision which can be studied at Level 3. With experience you could progress to Site Supervisor, Estimator, or Construction Manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C / 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C / 4) Desired

Things to consider

If you live in Worksop transport to and from work can be provided. The role is physically demanding, and you will be expected to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

About the employer

JIB Civil Engineering are a family run business that has been working within the construction sector for over 20-years as civil engineering & groundwork contractors. JIB currently contract to major house builders and developers throughout the Yorkshire region, within a 40-mile radius of their main base in Sheffield.




Verve (Strata Homes site)

Whistler Drive


WF10 5JW

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Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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