Groundworks and Civils Apprentice PWS SITE SERVICES LTD

This is a great opportunity for an aspiring civils operative to join a growing company that cares about its staff and offers ongoing training and development opportunities including plant licences. Initially we are looking to support apprentices with their learning, development and training

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay increases offered with successful performance reviews

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8 hours per day. Start time will vary. 40 hour working week.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Evidence of good understanding of health & safety
  • Understanding and capable of using various tools and plant used to excavate
  • General labour duties, including cage building, cable pulling, trenching, removal of products etc.
  • Liaise with clients and general public
  • Ability to support with column installation
  • Cage construction
  • Chamber installation
  • Working from height
  • Support with fence installation
  • Assist with laying of stone, sand and asphalt
  • Use of plant such as compactors, cat & generators etc
  • Confidence in operating plant, using tools etc.
  • Sign, fence and post installation
  • Sufficient knowledge of risk assessments and health & safety
  • Cable pulling, trenching and excavating
  • Liaise with clients and general public

The training you will be getting

  • Groundworks operative level 2 apprenticeship
  • Mentor allocated in the workplace
  • Block release at Telford College
  • Allocated college assessor

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Further training and opportunities available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Commitment, Reliability, Work ethic


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2 / E) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2 / E) Essential

Things to consider

We cover the UK, so travel may be required at various sites, particularly in Lincolnshire, Cornwall and on the M1. Overnight stays away from home will be needed.

About the employer

PWS is a small/medium nationwide highways contractor specialising in traffic signs, street lighting and EV chargers. From the south of England to the north of Scotland the PWS team have managed and delivered some of the largest traffic signs schemes in recent years on behalf of our clients.







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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


Chris Field

01952 642326

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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