Groundworker Apprentice WBM GROUNDWORKS LTD

WBM Groundworks Ltd are offering an exciting opportunity to join their team as a 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.

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Closing date: 04 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £7 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.00pm - 1 of these days will be at college

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties to include but not limited to:

  • The principles of health, safety, welfare and environmentally responsible work practices and how they must be applied in relation to the work, self and to others including understanding the principles of risk assessments
  • Awareness of environmental and health hazards e.g. Japanese knotweed, asbestos. How to identify contaminated ground conditions and the procedures for working safely on it.
  • Understanding drawings, method statements, manufacturers’ information, work schedules and specifications
  • The techniques to handle and move loads manually and with mechanical aids including guiding the movement of articulated vehicles, plant and machinery using hand signals, hand signalling equipment and verbal/electronic communication equipment and storing resources safely and securely
  • Why, when and how health and safety control equipment should be used when undertaking groundworks (e.g. personal protective equipment (PPE))
  • The principles and methods of working within confined space work
  • Erecting and dismantling access/working platforms
  • Establishing work area protection
  • Locating and excavating to expose buried utility services
  • Providing temporary works including excavation support
  • The basic principles of internal/external drainage and ducting systems
  • Measuring, marking, cutting and installing geo membranes to stabilise soil
  • Gauging, mixing, placing, compacting and finishing mortars and concrete

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards a Level 2 Groundworker Apprenticeship Standard
  • This apprenticeship consists of a mixture of off the job training and on the job mentoring and development within the workplace
  • This will be delivered at Cornwall College Camborne/Duchy College Rosewane one day a week

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There will be support and opportunity to strengthen their knowledge by undertaking further NVQ’s. There may be the opportunity to progress up to management level

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

Things to consider

The workplace will be at various sites across the county so own transport would be advantageous.

About the employer

WBM Groundworks Ltd is a civil engineering company serving Cornwall and Devon. We pride ourselves on having an open, ethical and honest approach to our business, and an extensive in-depth knowledge of the industry and construction. We are a family run business that is very supportive of our employees and offers support and incentives to improve.




Unit 25 Pensilva Industrial Estate



PL14 5RE

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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



01209 617826

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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