Construction Operative Apprenticeship (Level 2) - Nationwide J. MURPHY & SONS LIMITED

Murphy is a leading global, specialist engineering and construction company founded in 1951 that improves life by delivering world-class infrastructure. As part of this apprenticeship you will follow the Groundworker Level 2 apprenticeship standard which takes 18 months to complete.

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Closing date: 01 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    Competitive

    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000216351

  • Positions

    24 available

What you will do in your working day

We are offering an opportunity to gain your first qualification in construction and get involved in a variety of tasks and responsibilities that will help you understand the fascinating world of construction. We are seeking motivated individuals who are eager to learn, work with their hands and contribute to building remarkable structures that leave a lasting impact.

You can expect to work with everyone on a construction site while you help prepare the site ready for the structural building works to take place. You also 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. Your work may include 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. We offer a variety of work on projects across our rail, tunnelling, plant operations, engineering, utilities, and buildings sectors. This means that after a successful completion of your Groundworker Level 2 qualification there will be plenty for you to get involved with next!

The training you will be getting

As part of this apprenticeship you will follow the Groundworker Level 2 apprenticeship standard which takes 18 months to complete. The course covers practical principles in:

  • Drainage
  • Concrete
  • Levelling and setting out
  • Block paving
  • Kerbing
  • Brickwork
  • Excavation support
  • Working at height
  • Confined space operations
  • Small tools operation
  • Movement of plant
  • Manual handling.

We partner with CITB’s National Construction College (NCC) at Bircham Newton, King’s Lynn, on the apprenticeship where you will attend block-release study every 6-8 weeks. The college offers full facilities on site to ensure you have what you need to be able to get the most out of the focused learning time. You will be spending the rest of your time gaining practical experience with us on live construction projects. You will obtain your CSCS card and take part in lots of additional training to ensure you are not only making the most out of the opportunity but are also getting to know Murphy as well as possible so that you can start preparing for your next roles with us.

We are recruiting for this apprenticeship for various projects across the UK. Day-to-day you will be based on one of our live construction projects. We will always try to place you on a project local to you where possible, however due to the remote locations of some of our sites, applicants must be willing to travel as required. Full UK driving licence is desirable but not essential.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You will have a permanent position at Murphy with further opportunity to develop your career. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3 or above (D-A*)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3 or above (D-A*)) Essential

About the employer

Murphy is a leading global, specialist engineering and construction company founded in 1951 that improves life by delivering world-class infrastructure. Operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada, we provide better engineered solutions to infrastructure sectors including Transportation, Water, Power, Natural Resources, and Construction & Property. Headquartered in London, Murphy has a number of related businesses – Ground Engineering; Utility Connections; Murphy Plant; Murphy Process Engineering; Pipeline Testing Services; Specialist Welding Services; and Electrical Services. Murphy is a specialist in delivering pipelines, design, structural steel, tunnelling, fabrication, bridges and piling, and has a substantial holding of plant, equipment and facilities. Murphy employs around 3,600 engineers, professional managers and skilled operatives around the world. Together, we work as ‘One Murphy’ by directly delivering the people, plant and expertise needed to make projects a success.

Employer

J. MURPHY & SONS LIMITED

Address

Various projects across the UK

NW5 1TN

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Training

Training provider

CITB

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Groundworker

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply using the website link. You will need to share your CV and a few basic details with us.

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

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Closing date: 01 Apr 2024