Scaffolding Apprenticeship BYLOR SERVICES LIMITED

You will be part of the delivery team on building Europe’s largest construction project and working on the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK for over 30 years. Your input, expertise and passion will enable us to complete the project safely, to the required level of quality, on time and on budget.

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

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Closing date: 26 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,974.40

    Weekly wages range from £305 - £789 per week. Wages depend on age at start of apprenticeship. The figures above show the weekly wage range, reflecting rates for different ages and working hours between 39 & 48 hours per week.

    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

    48 Hours while on site and 39 hours while at college, subject to hours worked. Monday - Friday at College. Once productive on site, then shift working may be an essential part of your role, flexibility is required.

    Total hours per week: 48

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000260843

  • Positions

    9 available

What you will do in your working day

Scaffolding is the construction of a temporary structure that offers support and elevation - allowing workers to carry materials and easily access site, offering a safe and secure setting while working at a considerable height. In this role, you will be responsible for the construction of scaffolding which ensures the safety of workers and forms a vital part of maintaining safety on site. The apprenticeship is made up of tutorials, workshops and practical’s along with working at HPC for Bylor. You will need a good eye for detail and the ability to follow engineering instructions and technical charts and diagrams. Good maths skills are necessary to work out and follow precise measurements. Scaffolding jobs are physically demanding, involving heavy lifting, bending, and working at heights.

Your working environment may be at height, noisy, dirty, physically demanding, outdoors in all weathers and cramped. You will need to wear safety clothing and use safety equipment and adhere to the HPC values.

Daily Duties:

******Working at Height***** 

  • Follow procedures in line with health and safety regulations, standards, and scaffold guidance (quality)
  • Comply with risk assessments, method statements and safe systems of work
  • Inspect and select serviceable scaffold materials, components, and tools before use and escalate defects
  • Follow procedures in line with environmental and sustainability regulations, standards, and guidance. Segregate resources for reuse, recycling and disposal
  • Carry, raise, lower, scaffold materials on a working platform
  • Move and store components tools and equipment
  • Install scaffold cantilevered structural components according to requirements of industry guidance and manufacturer’s instructions
  • Protect others within the working vicinity
  • Install spurs and supports on cantilever sections
  • Select, space, and install the correct number of ties to restrain un-sheeted scaffolds to industry guidance and manufacturer’s instructions
  • Determine the component requirements for independent scaffolding
  • Organise materials to operate within the industry and manufacturers configurations and tolerances
  • Use lifting equipment safely to haul up scaffold components and equipment to working platform
  • Lay out materials, set out scaffolds to erect and dismantle scaffolds in a safe sequence
  • Inspect scaffolds prior to hand over
  • Use access and work at height equipment in accordance with training, relevant regulations and employer’s and manufacturer’s instructions
  • Erect and dismantle independent scaffold with cantilever section to a maximum height of 2m working platform
  • Erect and dismantle independent scaffolds, with features for example, towers, birdcages, chimney stacks, loading bays with or without beams, truss outs with beams, splays, and bridging sections with beams and gantry scaffolds.
  • Communicate with others verbally.
  • Apply team working principles.
  • Interpret information from drawings and specifications.
  • Follow equity, diversity and inclusion guidelines.

The training you will be getting

You will need to complete your apprentice college work alongside working on site.

The work will be outdoors, you will be required to work closely with other Operatives to ensure productivity is maximised. On-site training and experience will be complemented by an extensive construction college apprenticeship programme that will lead to you becoming a competent Scaffolder while working in a nuclear environment and working to exacting standards.

  • Block release training at Weston College Construction Training Centre
  • Work based learning Assessor visits
  • Some of your working week will be given to complete Off the job training
  • Full in-house training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential full-time position, however this is not guaranteed.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C +) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C +) Essential

Things to consider

Other requirements: * Eligibility without restrictions to work in the UK. * Vetted to Nuclear security standards. This means having a valid UK/EEU passport Or Non-UK/EEU passport with supporting working visa, *Proof of Address and National Insurance and be able to demonstrate a 3-year work or education history in the UK and provide a personal reference. * Full independent mobility to enable travel to various locations and College. * You must be 18 years old or older.

About the employer

BYLOR is a joint venture between Bouygues TP, a worldwide construction organisation with considerable experience in the nuclear sector, and Laing O’Rourke, the UK’s largest privately-owned engineering and construction contractor. You will be part of the delivery team on building Europe’s largest construction project and working on the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK for over 30 years. Your input, expertise and passion will enable us to complete the project safely, to the required level of quality, on time and on budget. this is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic organisation that is challenging the industry and making history.

Employer

BYLOR SERVICES LIMITED

Address

Hinkley Point C

Wick Moor Drove

Bridgwater

TA5 1UF

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Training

Training provider

WESTON COLLEGE OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

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

Erin Allsworth

erin.allsworth@weston.ac.uk

01934411594

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


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Jul 2024