Apprentice Formwork Carpenter


Woolwich, SE18 5HQ

Closes on Friday 30 August

Posted on 3 July 2024


As an apprentice Formworker, you'll be helping to create, install & maintain permanent and temporary timber structures that create moulds to support the creation & stability of concrete structures in construction. This includes fabricating panels & fittings that utilise concrete to form desired shapes, such as slabs, support beams, columns & walls.

Annual wage
£15,974.40 to £28,554.24 a year

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

Training course
Formworker (level 2)
Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 6.00pm (Breaks to be confirmed)

48 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 5 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

  • Formal training will be employing regular block release sessions throughout the apprenticeship
  • The apprentice will work towards a Level 2 Formworker qualification - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Formworking.
  • Functional Skills English and Maths if required

Where you’ll work

Morris South

3 Woodhill


SE18 5HQ


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

Formworker (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Communicate in a clear and appropriate manner (verbal, written, body language). Adjusts communication to suit different situations, individuals or teams.
  • Apply general workplace health, safety and welfare requirements when undertaking construction formworking/falseworking activities.
  • Practice safe working techniques for moving, lifting and handling traditional and proprietary formwork system; which will include working at heights and using access equipment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of planning and able to undertake different methods of construction used to build structures productively. Competent to read, interpret and apply information from drawings, specifications and construction information.
  • Takes ownership of allocated projects and effectively manages own time.
  • Use a range of methods used to communicate workplace requirements effectively and demonstrate how key personnel should communicate effectively within a team.
  • Form and assemble horizontal and vertical formwork as per design drawings and repair, erect and strike formworking.
  • Erect, Strike formwork/ falsework and its components for a range of applications including wall, slabs/bases, columns, beams and precast units to support concrete.
  • Competent to safely use, store and maintain hand tools, power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 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.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade Grade 3/D)
    • Maths (grade 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
    • Team working

    Other requirements

    The successful candidate will be required to pass a drug and alcohol test. The apprentice will need a CSCS Card - support will be given in how to achieve this. Due to local planning requirements, applications can only be considered from residents who live locally within the Royal Borough Greenwich.

    About this company

    Established in 1994, Modebest are a leading UK Construction Company & Group specialising in Groundworks, Reinforced Concrete Frames, Pre-Cast Concrete Products & Civil Engineering. Our business is built on experience, reputation, and ability to deliver high-quality projects within a safety management and support service by utilising our own in-house division teams.

    After this apprenticeship

    • On successful completion of the apprenticeship there will be the opportunity to move into full-time employment

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262216.

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    Closes on Friday 30 August

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