Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

Formwork Carpenter Apprentice Level 2 Bylor JV

Formwork is an innovative technique used to form concrete structures. Form workers contribute to the construction of projects through preparation, installation and quality management of all stages of the formwork process. A form worker is skilled in the precise measuring, cutting, and shaping of wood or metal and works closely with steel fixers.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 13 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Weekly wages range from £250 - £630 per week. Wages depend on age. Rates for different ages and working hours between 39 & 48 hours per week. Travel & accommodation allowances are accessible whilst on site, dependent on individual circumstances.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday at College Once on-site shift working may be an essential part of your role; flexibility is required Paid hours 48 on site and 39 at college, subject to hours worked. All candidates must be over the age of 18 Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 48

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

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 May 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    16 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Formwork Carpenter Apprenticeship is for anyone aged 18 or above who is looking for a career in Formwork Shuttering. You will have the opportunity to learn from the best instructors/mentors who have many years of experience

Duties will include:

  • You will be employed by Bylor and working at Hinkley Point C. The work is predominantly outdoors, and you will be required to work closely with Steel Fixers, Engineers, and other teams across site
  • Form and assemble horizontal and vertical formwork and its components for a range of application including wall, slabs/bases, columns, beams, and precast units to support concrete.  
  • Competent to safely use, store and maintain hand tools, power tools and ancillary equipment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of planning and able to undertake different methods of construction used to build structures productively. Competent to read, interpret and apply information from drawings, specifications and construction information
  • Takes ownership of allocated projects and effectively manage your own time
  • Communicate in a clear and appropriate manner
  • Apply general workplace health, safety and welfare requirements when undertaking construction formwork, falsework activities
  • Practice safe working techniques for moving, lifting and handling traditional and proprietary formwork system, which will include working at height and using access equipment
  • Your working environment may be at height, noisy, dirty, physically demanding, outdoors in all weathers and cramped
  • You will need to wear safety clothing and use safety equipment and adhere to the HPC values
  • You will need to complete your apprentice college work alongside working on site which may mean that your assignments will need to be completed in the evenings and weekends
  • Flexibility is required as we are currently operating shift patterns which include weekends and nights

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

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard in Formwork Carpentry
  • NOCN  Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Formwork
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills English (exemptions apply)
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills maths (exemptions apply)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Being able to state that you have successfully completed your apprenticeship and developed your formwork carpenter skills and abilities at Hinkley Point C new nuclear build will be a highly valued part of your CV


Formwork Carpenters have the opportunity to travel the country, the continent and the world to work on civil engineering/construction projects and can progress into site supervision and construction management in the future. Alternatively, learn other skills and broaden their construction experience.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A-C/9-4minimum) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A-C/9-4minimum) Essential

Things to consider

Must be over 18 years of age, flexible to work shift patterns. Candidates will be expected to work outdoors in all weather conditions; a suitable level of fitness is required to carry out the programme tasks. You will need a good eye for detail and the ability to follow engineering instructions and technical charts and diagrams. Good maths skills are necessary to work out and follow precise measurements. Formwork Carpenters jobs are physically demanding, involving heavy lifting, bending and working at heights, noisy, dirty and demanding. You will need to wear safety clothing and use safety equipment and adhere to the HPC values. Candidates may be expected to travel to sites and/or stay away from home for work or college attendance

About the employer

BYLOR is a joint venture between Bouygues TP, a worldwide construction organisation with considerable experience in the nuclear sector, and Laing O’Rourke, the UK’s largest privately-owned engineering and construction contractor. You will be part of the delivery team on building Europe’s largest construction project and working on the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK for over 30 years. Your input, expertise and passion will enable us to complete the project safely, to the required level of quality, on time and on budget. this is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic organisation that is challenging the industry and making history.


Bylor JV


Hinkley Point C

Wick Moor Drove



You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


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: 13 Feb 2023