Level 2 Groundworker Apprenticeship

MJL Contractors Ltd

Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XY

Closes tomorrow (Thursday 25 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 21 May 2024


MJL Contractors Ltd are offering an exciting opportunity to join their team as a Level 2 Groundworker apprentice! This varied role will enable you to enhance your career, giving you valuable on-the-job experience whilst working towards an industry recognised qualification.

Annual wage
£13,728 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Groundworker (level 2)
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm. Breaks: 10:00am - 10:30am and 1:00pm - 1:30pm.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • The apprentice will complete a Level 2 Groundworker apprenticeship qualification at our Bicton College campus. This may include Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths, if required.
  • Approximately one week in every six weeks will be at Bicton College. 

Where you’ll work

Unit 8

Splatford Barton Business Park

Splatford Barton

Kennford, Exeter



An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Groundworker (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Work safely and securely in compliance with given information, organisational policies and procedures, and current health, safety and welfare legislation including following the procedures for working in contaminated ground
  • Conform with productive working practices and completing the work in accordance with the programme of work
  • Interpret and follow verbal and written work instructions from supervisors and site managers
  • Access, interpret and use drawings and specifications
  • Select the required resources including tools and fixtures
  • Move, handle and store resources complying with relevant legislation & guidance
  • Use and maintain power tools and equipment (including;. compactor plates, boning rods, portable power tools, levels, straight edges, lines, pins and laser equipment)
  • Gauge and mix mortars and concrete by hand and by mixer
  • Select and use basic setting out equipment including tape measures, levels, straight edges, lines and pins, boning rods and laser equipment under guidance of the supervisor
  • Install, maintain and remove temporary protection and safety arrangements for the work area relating to barriers and temporary structures, including protection, safety notices and safety lighting
  • Install and test basic drainage and ducting
  • Measure, mark, cut and install geo-membranes to stabilise soil for re-instatement and excavations
  • Transport and place, then compact and finish concrete to slabs/bases, footing oversights, paths, form slab edgings including positioning reinforcement and kerbs
  • Set out and lay flags, paviours and edging to paths, driveways and other areas
  • Install ironworks relating to access covers and frames, and gully grates and frames including preparatory brickwork
  • Locate and excavate to expose buried utility services using electronic location instruments
  • Provide and remove temporary works including shallow excavation support (up to 1.2 metres)
  • Form and reinstate excavations and surfaces to sub-grades, sub-bases and road bases
  • Prepare to, then direct and guide the movement of vehicles, plant or machinery
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 3/D)
    • Maths (grade 3/D)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Number skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Timekeeping

    About this company

    MJL Contractors Ltd are a Groundworks and Civil Engineering company with 22 years experience of working with house builders throughout the South West. We are proud of our excellent track record of quality workmanship and reliability; ensuring customers receive a positive and satisfying experience from start to finish. We will work together to: • Create clear and detailed action plans with customers; ensuring the clarity of customer requirements and maintaining dialog throughout • Provide a highly skilled professional workforce; to ensure quality throughout, protecting environments and people. • Ensure quality is regularly monitored and measured; to maintain consistent good practice, allowing us to evaluate our performance and protect our industry recognised record of excellence. • Measure performance and collect feedback; to ensure pro-active productivity and customer satisfaction. • Provide a dedicated Customer Service team at our head office; to ensure there is a central point of call to address any enquiries. • Maintain quality assurance throughout: MJL Contractor implements an Integrated Management System (IMS) based on all relevant legislation, regulations and industry based best practice. • We have established an Integrated Management System designed to comply with the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001: 2015 and ISO: 45001 -2018 Through the implementation of this integrated management system the company is committed to providing safe and healthy working conditions for the prevention of injury and ill health, providing a high quality service fully meeting customer requirements, preventing pollution and protecting the environment through a pro-active approach with all of our stakeholders and interested parties. by maintaining and exceeding the requirements set out in BS EN ISO 9001:2015 and BS EN ISO 45001

    http://www.mjl-ltd.com/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    The right candidate coul move into any number of roles in the industry following successful completion, such as:

    • Higher-level Apprentice
    • Groundworker
    • Machine Operator
    • Site Manager
    • Contracts Manager

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:



    01209 616452

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000252497.

    Apply now

    Closes tomorrow (Thursday 25 July at 11:59pm)

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