As a Groundworks Apprentice, you will embark on a comprehensive training program designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the field. You will work alongside experienced professionals and gain hands-on experience in various aspects of groundwork.

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Closing date: 06 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Also receiving a holiday allowance of 26 days a year

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 8am until 4pm, unpaid 30-minute break per day.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Work as part of a team to ensure projects are completed safely, efficiently, and to high-quality standards.
  • Develop skills in reading and interpreting construction plans and blueprints.
  • Continuously learn and enhance your skills through on-the-job training and mentorship.
  • Operate and maintain construction equipment such as excavators, forward tipping dumpers and ride-on rollers.
  • Adhere to all safety protocols and regulations to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Gain experience in installing sewers and drainage systems, ensuring proper alignment and connectivity.
  • Learn to lay block pavers with precision and attention to detail.

The training you will be getting

  • Groundworker Level 2. 
  • Functional Skills (if required).
  • Mentor on site. 
  • Training at Telford College as block release. 
  • Regular assessor vistis. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

At JS Construction we endeavour to provide opportunities for progressing and professional development. This may be in:

  • Plant operations.
  • Site health and safety.
  • Manual handling.
  • First aid.
  • And more.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Physical fitness, Positive 'can do' attitude, Willing to learn


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

Things to consider

• Be able to make informed an autonomous decision on site regards health and safety. • Manage your time effectively in the working week.

About the employer

JS Construction (Shropshire) Ltd stands as a prominent building contractor in Shropshire, excelling in groundwork, plant hire, construction services, and road surfacing. Our expertise spans diverse projects, from small residential projects, local housing sites, and commercial and industrial works, to road repairs and resurfacing, catering to the Shropshire catchment area.







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Training provider


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


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

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