Groundworker Apprenticeship LANDMARK CONSTRUCTION SERVICES LTD

This role is essential for the day to day operations of our construction sites, allowing us to complete work in a timely manner. Your main contacts will be the company Directors, although you will be working with experienced Groundworkers on a day to day basis to support your development.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 11 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, usually between 7:30am and 4:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000244254

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main duties include:

  • Attend site at the required times.
  • Work with experienced groundworkers to complete works as required on site and in line with your college syllabus.
  • Work with hand tools to complete work as required by the company directors.
  • Engage with additional training as required by the company to assist your development.
  • Work in line with company health and safety policy and procedure ensuring your safety and the safety of others on site.

You will work on site with seasoned and experienced groundworkers, and may need to move from one team to another to facilitate your development, or to meet the needs of the business. 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. 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.

The training you will be getting

  • The learner will be studying the Groundworker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard qualification.
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held.
  • Attendance to college one day per week.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On successful completion of the apprenticeship you may be offered full-time employment as a Groundworker with our company.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-9) Desired

Things to consider

You will be expected to work outdoors all year round including summer and winter, and in most weather conditions provided that it is safe to do so. You will be expected to travel from site, although where possible, we will make arrangement to make this as easy as possible.

About the employer

We are a groundwork contractor established in November 2001 based in Suffolk with sites based around Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and, occasionally, further afield. We are part of Landmark Group (EA) Ltd. On site we are responsible for everything from the ground level down which can include footings and foundations, drainage and other buried services, slabbing, block paving, concrete flooring and road surfacing. This is achieved through a variety of work including working by hand as well as using mobile plant such as excavators, dumpers and road rollers.

Employer

LANDMARK CONSTRUCTION SERVICES LTD

Address

Vanquish House, Bramford Road, Little Blakenham

Ipswich

IP8 4JU

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training

Training provider

WEST SUFFOLK COLLEGE

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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 11 Jun 2024