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Civil Engineering Groundworks Apprenticeship

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Course NameStart DateEnd DateCampusTotal Fees 
Groundworker Standard L208/03/202123/09/2022 £0.00Available for applications

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Information about this Course

Study Type
Part Time

Course Area
Civil Engineering & Groundworks

18 Months

Entry Requirements
Maths and English GCSEs at grade 9-3 or A*-D or Level 1 Functional Skills maths and English.

Course Information

In partnership with The Solent Civil Engineering Employers’ Group, we are proud to be offering a new Apprenticeship programme designed to prepare people for a long-term career in construction. This opportunity is unique and unlike other Apprenticeship vacancies, in that the training you receive is front loaded into the first 20 weeks of the course where you receive practical training and support in a custom-built training facility. Here you will get experience at doing the tasks and duties you will be doing on site and using the tools and plant; there is no such thing as indoor Groundworks and the training you receive on this programme ensures that you are “site ready” on your first day on site after your 20-week training programme with both your CSCS card and your CPCS card.
Once you are on site you will be working in a close-knit team of people completing the following tasks:
• Construction of roads and sewers
• Building housing and commercial foundations
• Installation of utilities
• Hard landscaping, i.e. patios etc.
• Understanding types of ground and materials
• Water management
• Domestic drainage
• Understanding of technical drawings
• Understanding of and maintaining high levels of health and safety at all times
• Operating and working alongside heavy plant/machinery
• Traffic management and banksman duties
This is a highly sought after and in demand skill, which for the right person, will lead to a long and promising career within Construction with many development opportunities available and enviable rates of pay once you are qualified.

Working week
• Monday to Friday – 8 hours per day, shifts TBC. Total hours per week: 40.00
• Total hours per week: 40.00
• Weekly wage
• Competitive salary

Desired skills
• Excellent timekeeping
• Flexibility
• Reliable
• Personal qualities
• An interest in Construction is a must!
• In addition, you must be hardworking, possess a good work ethic, reliable with excellent time keeping
• You must be resilient and able to keep a calm manner in testing situations and be able to work to deadlines under the instruction of your manager
• A proactive and ambitious nature helps; always looking for something to do and being willing to go above and beyond to get the job done will see you go far in this industry

For the right person, a permanent opportunity in Groundworks is guaranteed with one of the leading Civil Engineering and Groundworks contractors on the South Coast. Once you are a qualified and competent Groundworker there are multiple training and career opportunities available. No other industry invests in their employee’s development like the Construction industry.