Apprentice Groundworker SOLUM (SW) LTD

We offer a full package groundwork service that provides management, supervision, labour, plant and materials in different constructions. You will be required to complete groundwork duties and potential for more. You will need to ensure you are always wearing PPE, maintaining the safety of others, follow company policies and procedures and more.

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Closing date: 05 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Paid weekly.(£450 per week).

  • Working week

    Shift times and days to be confirmed. 9 hours per day. 1x1/2 hour break paid and 1x1/2 unpaid.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

A buddy system will be in place to ensure that all basic tasks are understood and completed.

Daily duties:

  • Laying drainage
  • Kerb laying
  • Concreting and laying tarmac
  • Safe use of tools, plant and materials having due regard for own safety and others
  • Wearing PPE
  • Maintaining the safety of others in accordance with the HASAWA
  • Follow and adhere to company policy and procedures
  • Promote and maintain an active approach to health & safety in respect of yourself, colleagues, and customers

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

  • Level 2 Groundworker Qualification
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • Block release to the Construction Centre in Weston-Super-Mare

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential for a full time job role, however this is not guaranteed
  • Increase of salary with experience and ability, ongoing training within the company, including plant operation (if desired)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Punctuality, Attention to Detail


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

This Apprenticeship will be preceded by a 6 week Traineeship Programme which will include CSCS training. Transport can be arranged to the site for the candidate where possible. Candidates will be need to be 18 years and older due to the Health and Safety requirements of the sites.

About the employer

Solum SW LTD undertakes contracts in Retail, Commercial, Domestic, Leisure, Health, Education and Civil Markets predominantly in the South West & Wales. Offering a ‘full package’ groundwork service, Solum SW LTD provides management, supervision, labour, plant, and materials in the construction of: • Bulk Excavations • Contaminated Soil Disposal • Crushing & Screening • Cut & Fill • Drainage Systems • Earthworks • External Works • Groundworks • Floor Slabs • Foundations • Paving • Reinforced Concrete Structures • Services Installation







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Training provider



Charlotte Denning


Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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