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Groundwork Apprenticeship SURWOOD GROUNDWORK LTD

We are looking to recruit two Apprentice Groundworkers to join our existing team. Works will include constructing roads, pathways and installing drainage, manholes and concreting and trenching.

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Closing date: 05 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,630.10 to £20,995.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5pm (hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

    Total hours per week: 42.5

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assisting in clearing and preparing site for construction work to commence
  • Setting out using basic setting out equipment including levels and tape measures 
  • Installation and testing of drainage systems
  • Preparation of footings 
  • Interpretation of plans and drawings
  • Laying, levelling and finishing concrete for foundations and floors
  • Laying kerbs, channels and pathways
  • Use and maintain power tools and equipment
  • General labouring duties
  • Keeping the work area clean and tidy
  • Comply with all Health and Safety legislation

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

  • The apprentice will achieve a Level 2 Groundworker Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • Training will be delivered on site and also at the National Construction College, Kings Lynn
  • Attendance will be on a block release format as determined by the college and the apprentice is expected to reside during these periods of training at National Construction College, Kings Lynn

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Groundworker
  • Lead Groundworker 
  • Groundwork Supervisor

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Punctuality


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Essential
Other CSCS (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

You will be working outdoors in all weather conditions, this role is also physically demanding. The successful candidates must be prepared to travel to and from the site on a daily basis.

About the employer

Surwood Groundwork Ltd are a groundworks company and part of the Surwood Group who have been in the construction industry for over the last 26 years. Surwood Groundwork Ltd currently work on commercial projects in the local area. We have extensive experience in all aspects of groundworks and we are proud of our reputation as a provider of exceptional quality groundworks.




Pinnacle House

Maple Way, Postwick


NR13 5HB


Claire Daly

01603 735960

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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