Scaffold Apprentice CENTRAL SCAFFOLD WALSALL LTD

Excellent opportunity working for A growing scaffolding company , we are passionate about selecting candidates that want to grow with our business.

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Closing date: 28 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 07:00 - 16:00.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    03 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000248912

  • 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

The Individual should be reliable and enthusiastic who will be required to work initially for a 2 – 3-month period within our scaffold yard environment to familiarise themselves with the various components and weights of the scaffolding materials used. During this time, they will be under the direct supervision of our yard manager who will issue out daily tasks of loading / unloading and sorting / segregating of scaffold materials During this 2 – 3-month period the operative will be enlisted on a scaffolding apprentice training programme, and once the initial training has been achieved then they will be required to work along existing scaffold gangs on both new housing developments and occasional street work. The operative’s role will be to assist the existing scaffold team with both the erection and dismantle of various scaffold structures all in accordance with industry standards and procedure’s along with all relevant regulations. The role will remain for the duration of their training programme until they have achieved their full scaffolder qualification. For the time spent carrying out yard duties then the rate of pay would be as the government guidelines for the age group of the operative. Our on-site scaffolders work to a target rate structure so when out with the experienced scaffolders the operative will be paid a percentage of any monies earnt that day as agreed with the scaffold chargehands.

Employer

CENTRAL SCAFFOLD WALSALL LTD

Address

WEST BROMWICH ROAD

WALSALL

WS5 4AN

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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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