Groundworker apprenticeship A. STADDON GROUNDWORKS LTD

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.

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Closing date: 24 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This will be agreed with the employer prior to commencing apprenticeship.

    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- Friday- 9am-5pm- This will be agreed with the employer prior to commencing apprenticeship.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

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

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 1-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 1-9) Desired

Things to consider

This job will involve manual handling and working outside in all weather conditions.

About the employer

A Staddon Groundworks has been providing high quality groundworks and civil engineering in Plymouth, Devon & Cornwall since 2012. We are looking for a reliable and hardworking apprentice to join our team.








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Training provider



Tilisha Farrow


Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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