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Groundworker Apprenticeship WARD + BURKE GROUP LIMITED

This is a fantastic opportunity to become a key member of the Ward & Burke workforce in the southern region. Future training needs will be catered for to ensure development during and after the apprenticeship in ground working.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £20,970.00 basic (40 hours). Up to £33,000.00 with overtime.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 16:30, Expected to work up to 57.5 for those older than 18 with overtime paid accordingly.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working in the water and wastewater industry in a small gang alongside an experienced Foreman and skilled operatives.

The work includes:

  • Installation of both gravity and pressurised pipework
  • Construction of manholes and chambers
  • Installation of ducting and draw pits
  • Construction of foundations and ground slabs
  • Sub-base preparation of roads
  • Kerbing and drainage

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

Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard No. 513 in Groundworker:

  • Level 2 Groundworker - Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours
  • Edexcel L1 Functional Skills English - Classroom (Construction)
  • Edexcel L1 Functional Skills mathematics - Classroom (Construction)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Become a key member within the workforce in the southern region with all future training needs catered for to ensure development past the apprenticeship
  • Training will include CPCS tickets for forward tipping dumper, ride on roller amongst others

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Punctuality, Positive attitude to work, Awareness of working safely, Honest, Enthusiasm, Determined and self motivated, Resilient and committed


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

Things to consider

Work may require some travel. Locations vary between greater London including the home counties, Sussex, Hampshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire

About the employer

Ward & Burke was formed in 2001 and is now established as one of the UK’s and Ireland’s principal Civil & MEICA Engineering Contractors. Our company specialises in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater infrastructure with all associated civil, mechanical, electrical, process and environmental activities within Ireland and the UK. Within Finland, Canada and the USA, the company focuses on the design and construction of microtunnelling (up to 3000mm diameter), shafts and caissons, for the utilities sector. Ward & Burke’s portfolio also encompasses bridge and road infrastructure projects incorporating construction and rehabilitation works.




Unit N Bourne End Business Park

Bourne End


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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