Scaffold Apprentice RSK Group Limited

Excellent opportunity working for the leading scaffolding provider in the Midlands. Duties include, visually inspecting and selecting serviceable materials such as tubes, boards and fittings. Testing and reporting in accordance with TG4 Anchorage Systems for scaffolding.

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Closing date: 28 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,600.00

    potential overtime.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 16:00.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 May 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000248172

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

On completion the Scaffolder will be able to:

  • Make adequate provision for the safety of themselves, the workforce, the public affected by scaffolding work, and future users of the scaffold structure by working to the relevant British and European Standards, National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) guidance e.g. Technical Guidance (TG)20 (Good Practice guidance for Tube and fitting Scaffolding Safety Guidance, SG4, (Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations) SG6 (Manual Handling in the Scaffolding Industry) and statutory regulations
  • Carry, raise, lower and use scaffold materials correctly and safely on a working platform
  • Visually inspect, select, assemble and install prefabricated beams into scaffold structures
  • Support scaffold protection fans according to requirements of current industry practice
  • Erect scaffolds on pavements and public places safely and correctly, with regard to Local Authority regulations
  • Install spurs and rakers within the correct operating angles. Attach check fittings, droppers and puncheons in the correct positions to scaffolds
  • Install anchor ties and other specialist fixings to the manufacturer’s recommendations
  • Select, space, install and test the correct number of ties to restrain sheeted and unsheeted scaffolds to current industry practices
  • Determine the material requirements for independent and putlog scaffolds with returns, towers and birdcages up to three lifts high.
  • Lay out materials, set out scaffolds and overcome obstacles to erect scaffolds safely
  • Determine the materials required to set out, erect and dismantle in a safe sequence
  • Inspect gin wheels for serviceability, position and fix securely, reeve, rope, tie knots and correctly use gin wheel to haul up scaffold tubes, boards and fittings. Take down gin wheel and coil rope
  • Inspect basic scaffolds prior to handover

The training you will be getting

  • You will attend college over a 2-year period growing from an apprentice to a fully qualified scaffolder whilst learning on the job achieving a fully recognised Level 2 Scaffold NVQ qualification 
  • Functional skills if required
  • You will be attending construction college midlands, every two to three months on a two-week block release 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There is a potential full-time position offered to the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Role will be physical and working outside at times in all weathers.

About the employer

MG Scaffolding have a highly skilled management team in place. We can demonstrate that we have the ability to control our large directly employed workforce in delivering the highest standards of health and safety that is expected in our high-risk industry. Our success within the industry has been created by the culture and setting of high safety benchmarks within the business to accept a zero-tolerance policy on all poor working practices. We have an ongoing training initiative that all of our employees go through to ensure that they have the best training and knowledge, which is reflected in the CSCS skill cards that all of our external operatives carry.

Employer

RSK Group Limited

Address

The Yard, Homefarm Works

Clifton Road

Deddington

OX15 0TP

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Training

Training provider

WALSALL 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

Contact

Sam Williams

samanthawilliams@walsallcollege.ac.uk

01922 688898

Apprenticeship standard

Scaffolder

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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