General build Apprentice
Published: Apr 18, 2019
A hardworking apprentice is required for a small professional company who will be working on both domestic and site environments in Plymouth.
The Apprentice’s Role
As the apprentice you will be expected to work hard on a daily basis and experience all construction trades, you will be taught how to work quickly and efficiently as well as safely at all times. You will expected to experience all aspects of construction such as carpentry, painting and decorating, brick work and plastering. On daily basis you will be tidying the construction site, carrying tools, shadowing colleagues and undertaking jobs which are set out for you.
Working Hours: The working hours will be Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm.
Wages: £156.00 per week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.
Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.
Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address email@example.com or call us on 01752 332442.
Based in Plymouth, AB Construction is an established construction company that is committed to providing the highest level of workmanship for home and business owners. AB Construction provide a complete range of plastering services locally and throughout Truro, Newquay, Exeter and other areas in Devon and Cornwall.
After completing a level 2 in maintenance there maybe an opportunity to progress onto an advanced level 3 qualification.
The right candidate must take pride in their work and show attention to detail. You must have excellent communication skills to work well within a team and use your initiative when working alone. Good time keeping and attendance are also desirable.
You will need to be keen to succeed, reliable, hardworking and have the ability to cope with the physical demands of the role. Good hand-eye coordination and attention to detail would also be an advantage to the right candidate.
GCSE or equivalent grades A-E (or equivalent) is desired but not essential.
The Apprenticeship in Multi-Trade consists of:
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Multi-Trade
Level 2 Diploma in Multi-Trade
Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test
Emergency First Aid
Certified Health and Safety Course
Internet Safety / Safeguarding
As part of the apprenticeship programme, attendance is required at our Skills Group training centre for one day per week. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site by the employer. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training.
Whilst at the Skills Group training centre, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, whilst the rest will be practical. You will develop your hand skills, carry out brick and block work, learn the correct use of specific tools, carry out pointing and learn mortar ratio mixes under the guidance of your assessor. Learning all these additional skills will benefit you on returning to the employer.
As an additional qualification you will also achieve your Emergency First Aid and certified Health and Safety Certificates, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.
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