Groundworker apprenticeship WATERWAYS DRAINAGE SPECIALIS
Groundworkers are the first trade onto a construction and civil engineering site and they work closely with supervisors and engineers in interpreting design specifications to prepare the site ready for the structural building works to take place.
Closing date: 24 Mar 2023
This will be agreed with the employer prior to commencing apprenticeship.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Monday- Friday- 9am-5pm- This will be agreed with the employer prior to commencing apprenticeship.
Total hours per week: 40
Possible start date
26 Mar 2023
03 Mar 2023
Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?
- They continue their work throughout the construction phase, working with all on-site construction trades, such as bricklayers and plant operatives, up to and including the final completion activities of the project.
- Their work includes setting out and preparing the sub-surfaces ready for the structural work to begin, installing drainage systems, concreting, constructing roads and pathways and carrying out the finished hard landscaping.
- Groundworkers are able to transfer between heavy construction and civil engineering sites as well as house building, commercial building and general building sites.
- Groundworkers work for all types of construction companies from small subcontractors to large main contractors.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
The Apprentice will be enrolled onto a Level 2 Groundworker Apprenticeship and Greenlight Training Ltd will be the Apprenticeship training provider.
The Apprentice will need to attend the Greenlight Training centre in Plymouth for 3 consecutive days per month.
Functional skills are also available for anyone that has not achieved their Maths and English grades.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
We would like to work with all of our apprentices after they have completed and passed their Apprenticeship. We would look to take the Apprentice on as a sub-contractor.
When fully qualified, progression routes such as a site supervisor would be an option, possibly leading onto site management.
After completing a groundworks apprenticeship, you have the option to progress onto a plant operative apprenticeship or highways maintenance apprenticeship. This could also lead onto becoming a site supervisor or site manager in the future.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 1-9) Desired
Things to consider
About the employer
WATERWAYS DRAINAGE SPECIALIS
1 Charles Street
GREENLIGHT TRAINING LIMITED
Level 2 (GCSE)
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